Chandan: forging a stainless future

Chandan Steel Ltd has expanded its forging capacities with the vision of becoming the world’s largest manufacturer of stainless steel forgings at a single location. A forging capacity of 3000 MT/month is being targeted by adding state-of-the-art equipment including a 20 MT Counter Blow Hammer and a 3m Ring Rolling Machine.

Photo courtesy of Chandan Steel

Chandan now offers flanges of up to 24” 150# in closed die and up to 2m as ring rolled. An Induction Billet Heater is being installed for sizes 160 & 200 Con Cast; and a Ring Rolling Mill is also being introduced. The mill is complemented with a 2500 ton hydraulic press from Japan and a 5 ton manipulator. This mill has a maximum rolling capacity of 3000 mm diameter and a height of 500 mm with 125 tons of axial, 80 tons radial force. This means it can offer flanges up to 60” in stainless steel and rings up to 2000 mm in stainless steel and alloys.

Besides flanges, discussions are underway with major OEMs to develop precision valves and parts such as compact flanges, square flanges, various forged valve bodies etc. A major achievement has been niche product developments for the power sector i.e. turbine blades of precision quality and difficult alloys. Plans are being finalized to divert 20% of the product range towards these precision jobs. Investments have also been made in automatic machining centres to finish the forgings, and will include machines with complete automation from loading to unloading and semi-automatic CNC machines.

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