New Delhi, April 22, 2021: Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) has been in the forefront in meeting the challenge of making Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) available in the country. It has already supplied 36,747 Metric Tonnes (MT) of Liquid Medical Oxygen since Aug’20 as per the requirement. With increase in demand of LMO in the country, SAIL has enhanced its focus on increasing the production since beginning of this month. In the last six days, the company has supplied, on an average, 660 MT of LMO per day from its plants. On 21st April, 2021 alone, the company has supplied 891 MT of LMO.
Improvement interventions have already been made to augment the LMO supply with respect to process and equipment. SAIL has reduced the production of gaseous Oxygen, Nitrogen and Argon besides optimizing process parameters in its plants to boost production of LMO.
“During this hour of the emergency need, SAIL firmly stands committed with the nation and will do everything to augment the production of Liquid Medical Oxygen from its plants. All its plants have been advised to maximise production of LMO and optimize dispatch logistics so as to reduce turnaround time of oxygen tankers.”, Company has reaffirmed.
With the help of Indian Railways and Ministry of Steel, SAIL has planned to load a rake from its Bokaro Steel Plant. This will help greatly in bulk evacuation of LMO and faster arrival of the same at the destination.