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Acid Plant Database November 8, 2010
|Owner||Hindalco Industries Limited - Birla Copper|
AT & PO
Dist Bharuch Gujrat
Birla Copper is a unit of Hindalco Industries Limited
Part of the Aditya Birla Group www.adityabirla.com
|Plant||Plant No. 1||Plant No. 2||Plant No. 3|
|Coordinates*||21° 42' 9" N, 72° 32' 19" E|
|Type of Plant||Metallurgical|
Ausmelt Smelting Furnace and PS Converters
|Plant Capacity||1,470,000 MTPA|
Two-stage Dynawave Scrubber in gas cleaning system
Three Sulphuric Acid plants are installed with a total capacity of 1,470,000 TPA based on the DCDA process. The plant design is provided by Monsanto Envirochem (USA). The off gases from smelting furnace and PS converter containing Sulphur Dioxide (SO2) are delivered to the gas cleaning section-comprising two stages of reverse jet scrubbers. Cleaned gases from final reverse jet scrubber are fed to two stage electrostatic precipitators to eliminate mist and residual dust particles from gases. SO2 rich gases are further processed and converted into sulphuric acid of commercially acceptable quality. Substantial storage capacity and a 3.5 km long pipeline feed sulphuric acid to vessel directly from storage tank.
Hindalco Industries Limited, through Birla Copper, has set up a mega
Greenfield Copper Smelting and Refining complex at Dahej in Bharuch district
of Gujarat, INDIA. The plant with an investment of Rs. 25,000 in Millions,
Produces world class copper cathodes, continuous cast copper Rods & Precious
Metals. Apart from Copper products, Sulphuric Acid, Phosphoric Acid,
Di-Ammonium Phosphate and other Phosphatic Fertilizers are also produced.
The plant has its own Power Plant and Jetty to meet its infrastructure
Hindalco Industries Limited, A flagship company of the Aditya Birla group.
Birla copper is a unit of Hindalco Industries Limited. The Turnover of Birla
copper for the year ended in March 2006 was of Rs 53,800 in Millions.
|News||November 8, 2010 - Hindalco Industries Ltd has informed BSE that due to the breakdown of cooling tower of Sulfuric Acid Plant - 3 of the Copper Plant located at Dahej, Gujrat, there is a disruption of production in Smelter-3. The repair of the cooling tower is expected to be completed within a couple of weeks and after which normal production from Smelter-3 is expected to commence. This may cause loss of cathode production of around 8000MT. The Company has adequate insurance policy covering the loss due to such breakdown and loss of profit.|
MTPD - Metric Tonne per Day
STPD - Short Ton per Day
MTPA - Metric Tonne per Annum STPA - Short Ton per Annum
SA - Single Absorption
DA - Double Absorption
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