Manufacturing unit of Jindal Stainless at Jajpur, Odisha is the only fully integrated stainless steel plant in the country encompassing complete integration including ferro-alloy production, steel making, refining, hot rolling, cold rolling, annealing pickling and finishing facilities along with captive coke oven battery and power plant.
Production of ferro-chrome, ferro-manganese and silico-manganese is carried out in submerged Arc-Furnaces. and Ultra-high powered Electric arc-furnace are used for melting stainless steel. Refining is carried out in Argon-Oxygen De-carburization Converter and slabs are cast in a vertical- bending continuous casting unit.
Conditioning of slabs is done in grinding machine followed by. Hot Rolling of slabs in an Ultra-modern Hot Strip Mill comprising of a walking beam reheating furnace, reversible roughing stand with hydraulic gauge and width control, coil box, six-strand finishing mill with hydraulic gauge control, smart crown with contoured work rolls and horizontal roll shifting for profile control, positive and negative work roll bending & excellent laminar cooling facilities.
Annealing-Pickling of hot rolled black coils is conducted in a continuous Hot rolled Annealing-Pickling Line endowed with In-Line rolling, Scale breaker, Shot blasting unit, Electrolytic sulphuric & Mixed acid tanks. Annealed & pickled coils are cold rolled, annealed and pickled in a continuous Cold rolled Annealing-Pickling line with Three strand In-Line rolling, Neutral electrolytic salt bath, Electrolytic nitric acid and Mixed acid tanks. There is provision of on-line skin pass and tension leveler in this line to produce world class lustrous products with high degree of flatness. The plant is also endowed with state of the art bell furnaces, skin pass mill as well as Slitting and Shearing lines for finishing.
The R & D division plays a pivotal role in retaining and consolidating company's leadership position in the Stainless Steel industry. This is achieved through continuous up-gradation of quality, processes, services and through product innovation to develop new products at competitive costs. Cross-fertilization of knowledge between production, quality control and commercial units in order to maintain global standards has been the guiding principle of the R&D function.
In addition to the above, the R&D division closely interacts with reputed national and international laboratories/scientific institutions/Universities to avail expert services & knowledge for critical investigations.
Understanding customer requirements and supplying products as per their requirements is ensured with the help of Quality Assurance and Quality Control groups. Across the entire business chain of supplies, operations and marketing, appropriate quality assurance systems are in place to ensure correctness at each step of the cycle. ISO 9001-2000 Certification of the plant is a testimony to this. ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 Systems Certification of the plant assure our commitment towards the environment and for providing a safe workplace for our employees.
For ensuring quality at every step, the production processes are constantly monitored and controlled to ensure that the finished products are as per customer's requirements. The plant has well equipped laboratories with a battery of modern equipment such as Optical Emission Spectrometres, X-Ray Fluorescence analyser, Carbon Sulphur analyser, Hydrogen analyser, Nitrogen and Oxygen analyser, Corrosion & Stress corrosion Testing facilities, Universal Testing machine, Ultrasonic Testing unit, Impact Testing machine, various types of Hardness testers, Surface Roughness tester, Optical & Scanning electron microscope, Dilatometer, Ferritoscope, Reflectometer, Profile projector and E-cupping testing machine. Well documented procedures ensure correctness in testing and certification of the products.