Defunct for five years, army revives 700 cylinder filling capacity Oxygen plant at Srinagar in J&K


Aasif Suhaf, Srinagar: On the request of J&K administration, army has revived a defunct 700 cylinder filling capacity Oxygen plant at Rangreth in Srinagar after transporting spare parts from Mumbai.


Defence spokesman in Srinagar Lieutenant Colonel Emmron Musavi said that an Oxygen plant of Enn Dee Gases, which is located at Rangreth was lying out of action for last five years.


“It has the capacity of filling 700 cylinders of oxygen per day. It was vital to make this plant serviceable to increase the oxygen production capacity in the valley,” he said.


The defence spokesman said that on being requested by the Civil Administration, army’s 15 Corps its resources to transport the required spare parts from Mumbai. “The spares reached within just two days by an Indian Air Force plane. The moment necessary spares arrived at the plant, team of technicians from Corps Zone Workshop, Rangreth along with civil technicians worked tirelessly to make the plant serviceable within four days,” he said.


Musavi said that as the plant was in a state of disuse for five years, it had multiple problems in all subsystems like the Heavy Duty Air Compressor, the Chiller and even the Columnar Air Separator, which are vital parts of the plant.


“Once all the defects in the existing sub systems were rectified, the new Oxygen Filling Manifold was fitted by the technicians. The plant has been tested thoroughly and has been found to work satisfactorily,” he said.

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