Jamshedpur, May 11: National Technology Day was celebrated on Friday at CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory( NML). H MBangur, managing director, Shree Cement Ltd., Kolkata graced the function as chief guest and delivered Technology Day Lecture.
Bangur said that CSIR-NML had produced excellent results during 70 years of journey and we observed NML as the storehouse of knowledge in multidisciplinary areas. Bangur shared his views about the relationship between academia, research and industries. He also added, today, Shree Cement is more energy efficient company in the world. It was only possible due to continuous learning and improvement of products as per the market demands.
Dr. I. Chattoraj, director, CSIR-NML said, CSIR-NML has initiated work on two projects of national importance. The first is the setting up of a pilot plant for production of electrical amorphous steels, a first of its kind, in the country. There has been an increasing use of amorphous materials for a variety of transformers: with the entire material being imported.
This initiative by CSIR-NML will catalyse indigenous amorphous steels development. The second project of national importance is with regards to the development of Advanced Ultra-Supercritical (AUSC) Power plants in India. The project, co-ordinated by NTPC, BHEL and IGCAR aims at improving the efficiencies of thermal power plants by increasing the temperature of operations.
Dr. Chattoraj also added, a number of advanced materials, processes and techniques were developed by CSIR-NML. A super-capacitance material was developed for a Sri Lankan multinational. A new series of 18 karat gold alloys, were designed and developed for TITAN through arc melting and suction casting.
For the same client, cyanide free electrolyte was developed for electrolytic cleaning of rust from plain carbon steel components of wrist watches. A chrome free polymeric coating, having corrosion inhibitor groups chemically bonded to the polymer backbone, was developed for an Aerospace Multinational. A complete cost effective on-line defect detection system developed by CSIR-NML has been commissioned at Tarapur wire mill, of Tata steel.
Dr. A. Mitra, Chief Scientist & Head, RPBD highlighted on the various technologies developed by CSIR-NML during the year 2017-18 and four Technologies amongst them have been commercialisedto the following organisation: For production of Ferric Sulphate and Silica Powder from Copper Slag, transferred to Sterlite Copper, Tuticorin, Processing of Cu Slag for production of Ferric Sulphate as Si-reach residue to Vedanta Ltd., Thoothukudi.
For production of Pigment Grade Iron Oxide from Waste Chloride Pickle Liquor, transferred to Rang Sarjan Chemicals, Varuch Gujarat.Quick Repairing Material by Geopolymerisation of Fly Ash & Granulated Blast Furnace Slag to Venspra Labs, Vijaywada.