Indian Navy team repair two major oxygen plants in Andhra Pradesh

Teams from Naval Dockyard Visakhapatnam achieved a major breakthrough in repairing two major oxygen plants at Nellore and Shri Kalahasthi bringing a major boost to the oxygen supply in the state of Andhra Pradesh during the ongoing medical crisi

May 17, 2021
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oxygen plants in Andhra Pradesh

Teams from Naval Dockyard Visakhapatnam achieved a major breakthrough in repairing two major oxygen plants at Nellore and Shri Kalahasthi bringing a major boost to the oxygen supply in the state of Andhra Pradesh during the ongoing medical crisis.  Based on a request from the state administration, Eastern Naval Command airlifted the teams of specialists from Visakhapatnam.  

The teams successfully repaired the oxygen plants this morning by overhauling the compressors and replaced certain adapters and accessories which were manufactured within Naval Dockyard, IBNS said.          

The Krishna Teja Oxygen Plant at Nellore is a big cryogenic plant capable of charging 400 jumbo-type cylinders a day and has been non-functional for the past six years.  

The naval team undertook the repairs of the plant and managed to achieve the cryogenic temp of minus 186 Deg Celsius and also achieve the requisite output oxygen pressure to charge bottles (SAM)