Jamshedpur/UNI: Tata Steel on Sunday successfully executed the implosion of two obsolete coke plant facilities - Battery#6 Chimney and a Coal Tower - at its Jamshedpur Works under controlled conditions.
The steel major is replacing the existing coke oven batteries 5, 6 and 7 (combined capacity of 1MnTPA) with new Coke Oven Batteries 6A and 6B (combined capacity of 1MnTPA) in Jamshedpur, with the latest technology and higher energy efficiency.
The implosions mark the completion of the dismantling process of obsolete high-rise facilities at the coke plant in Jamshedpur Works, the company said in a media release on Sunday.
The controlled implosion of the 110-metre-tall chimneys was executed using a mechanical hinge, enabling the structure to fall in one direction with zero degrees of deviation.
‘Water curtains’ were used to control dust and ‘trenches with berms’ were deployed to absorb vibration. Also, the use of ‘Steel wires mesh’ prevented the debris from getting scattered.
The concrete debris generated out of these implosions will be recycled and used in Plain Cement Concrete (PCC), wall and road construction. Drones were deployed to improve visibility and help identify the hazards by reaching inaccessible areas and to survey the surrounding areas during the implosion.
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