Tamil Nadu: Sterlite Vedanta plant has been stopped due to a technical problem in the unit.
The work at Thoothukudi plant started yesterday (May 13). In the first phase, 4.820 MT of oxygen was sent to Government Medical College Hospital, Nellai for medical use yesterday. Thoothukudi District Collector Senthilraj was present on the occasion and flagged off the loaded tanker.
Due to a technical problem in the unit at the plant last night, the work has now been stopped. Production work has been affected due to major faults in the container used to cool oxygen in the unit. The side said the problem may have been the result of the lack of maintenance work for the last three years.
There were 250 employees day and night engaged in the production of oxygen, laboratory experts, chemists, engineers, electrical regulators and supervisors. The repairs were detected while cooling the oxygen produced last night. This immediately stopped the production work and work was started to repair the fault. For this purpose, engineers have been active since last night.
According to sources, the real repairs will be revealed only by opening the cooling unit as most of the machines in the oxygen production unit are imported from abroad. Further, it is said that it may take at least three days to repair the faulty area if it is imported from abroad. The ban on production came as a shock the next day as about 5 tonnes of oxygen was sent for the treatment of Corona patients on behalf of Sterlite.