STEEL plants producing LMO

Fight against COVID19: 4686 MT of life-saving Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) supplied by steel plants, and Hospitals are also being set up by them

1 month ago

Amid the rising cases of COVID 19 and rampage in getting LMO (Liquid Medical Oxygen) for COVID patients, the steel fraternity of India stands united in the service of the nation.

In the official press release, A total of 4686 MT of life-saving Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO)was supplied by steel plants on 10th May. It included 1193 MT by SAIL, 180 MT by RINL, 1425 MT by TATA group, 1300 by JSW, and rest by other steel companies in the public and private sector. Steel plants are contributing nearly half of the national production of LMO.

Steel plants are being able to increase the availability of LMO by implementing a number of steps, including reducing nitrogen and argon production and only generating LMO in the majority of plants. They are usually allowed to hold 3.5 days of LMO in their storage tanks, which is vaporized and used in case if any problem arises.

Not only LMO, but Steel fraternity is also developing Hospitals with 8,100 beds (AMNS – Hazira, JSW – Dolvi&Vijayanagar, Jindal – Hisar, HZL – Udaipur, SAIL – Rourkela, Bhilai, Bokaro, Durgapur, Burnpur, RINL – Vizag, TATA – Kalinganagar, JSR, Angul ) in the vicinity of plants with gaseous oxygen.

Seema Jain

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