Aug 03
Talking Tech
Talking Tech
L&T Heavy Engineering’s Technology Meet sees cross-pollination of ideas among industry stalwarts
L&T Heavy Engineering (HE) organised its third Technology Meet in Delhi on 13 April, bringing together several industry leaders.
The event focused on crucial topics such as 'Make in India', uninterrupted customer service support for plant operations during lockdowns, rapid technology disruptions leading to the need for urgent collaborative efforts with customers and academia in partnership mode, and the adoption of Industry 4.0.
Mr Anil Parab (Whole-time Director & Sr EVP – HE & L&T Valves) set the context and interacted with key customers. Mr Sujoy Choudhury (Director, Planning & Business Development – IOCL) and Mr Harak C Banthia (CFO – HPCL Mittal Energy Ltd) were the guests of honour.
Other dignitaries included delegates from L&T’s customers such as IOCL, Chambal Fertilisers, Honeywell, Engineers India Ltd, GAIL, Indian Farmers’ Fertiliser Cooperative, KBR, Technip, Kribhco, SRF, NLC, McDermott, Air Liquide, etc.
Also present were representatives from the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas as well as key suppliers and delegates from the Ministries of Steel, Heavy Industries, Commerce and NITI Aayog.
Heavy Engineering highlighted its contribution to the Prime Minister’s Atmanirbhar Bharat mission. It manufactures critical equipment such as vaporisers, acrylic acid reactors, advanced high-pressure breech lock heat exchangers, loop reactors and PTA oxidation reactors, which otherwise would have to be imported.
Also, global technology leaders – such as BASF, Equate (SD), Chevron and UOP – have chosen L&T as a preferred supplier to implement their new technologies / significantly scaled designs not only in India but also overseas. Heavy Engineering has a track record of 100% success in all its first-of-its-kind endeavours, and has emerged as a global leader for hydrocracker, clean fuel & petrochemical tubular reactors.
HE’s Modification, Revamp and Upgrade (MRU) team conducted an interactive session highlighting their offerings like coke drum repair and revamp, fertiliser revamp, heavy lift in compact footprints of plant as well as lumpsum turnkey revamp. The team emphasised that their services ensure 24x7 uninterrupted service for plant operations.
L&T Special Steel & Heavy Forging (LTSSHF) shared information on the development of nuclear-grade forgings for 20 steam generators (700 MWe PHWR plants) – more importantly, with the lowest rejection rate anywhere in the world and without foreign collaboration.
L&T Valves showcased a case study of first indigenisation of a high-speed pulse jet valve on the tube bundle header inside a pet- coke gasifier – a fine example of the fruits of partnership between L&T and one of the largest private refiners.
The one-day Meet proved to be a useful platform for exchange of ideas and experiences on hi-tech manufacturing and associated services. It concluded with the continued assurance of fruitful collaborations to embolden the  'Make in India' brand.


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