ISMT is an established market leader in the production of special engineering steels. We produce carbon, alloy and martensitic stainless steel bars with a special emphasis on ultra-clean steels, free machining steels, bearing steels, and on other specially engineered steel grades. With over 15 years of experience in the manufacture of special steels our strength lies in our ability to produce very clean steels consistently and cost effectively; to produce hard to manufacture free machining steels; to develop and custom produce steels that meet specific mechanical or metallurgical requirements; and to deliver small lots of steels.
We operate one of the most modern alloy steel plants in the country located at Jejuri, near Pune. All our steel is produced through the electric arc furnace (EAF) route, is ladle refined, vacuum degassed, continuous cast and rolled. These primary equipments are supplemented by best in class quality enhancing devices such as an automatic mould level controller, non-sinusoidal tundish oscillators, electro-magnetic stirrers etc., with the singular objective of producing the best steel
The quality of inputs used for melting has a direct bearing on the quality of the output. For this reason, we melt a very carefully chosen mix of virgin metal (pig iron and DRI) and clean scrap so as to control the appearance of tramp elements. We have a trusted set of suppliers all of whom are periodically audited to ensure adherence to our standards. In addition, we test all incoming material for radiation and other hazardous contaminants
ISMT prides itself on manufacturing the cleanest steel in the country, on par with the best worldwide this is entirely attributable to our steel making practices. While good equipment is a prerequisite for making Clean Steel, at ISMT, we believe that good practices are even more vital. While modern equipment may be procured at a cost, good practices are much more difficult to develop, and institutionalize it takes determination, time and painstaking effort. For this reason, throughout our 15 years of steel making history, we have focused on developing process knowhow, training people, and creating a committed quality culture. We are proud to say that our processes and practices are second to none. We follow a strict de-oxidation practice to ensure that macro inclusions of Alumina and Silica are floated out quickly from the molten metal. We ensure that the slag in the LRF is synthesized quickly and that the slag volume and chemistry are appropriate for complete slag killing. Similarly, low re-oxidation at the caster is ensured by controlling the superheat, achieving free opening consistently, and by adhering to proper tundish and mould practice.
At ISMT, we like to understand where our steel is used. Where possible, our Technology Process Group (TPG) interacts with customers at the shop floor and at the R&D level to translate the customer's product requirement into a steel specification and a steel making process specification. This "Application Based" approach enables to deliver the most suitable and cost effective product. Today, given our history and our approach, we have developed an understanding of hundreds of applications that use our steels and we can use that experience to help you either select a steel or to develop a new grade appropriate to your requirements.
These customized tubes are available in the following size ranges: