Teams from Naval Dockyard Visakhapatnam repaired two major oxygen plants at Nellore and Shri Kalahasthi bringing a boost to the oxygen supply in Andhra Pradesh during the time when the country is reeling under an oxygen crisis.
The Eastern Naval Command on the request from the state administration, airlifted the teams of specialists from Naval Dockyard by naval Dornier aircraft from Visakhapatnam. The teams successfully repaired the oxygen plants in the morning by repairing the compressor and replaced certain adapters and accessories which were manufactured with Naval Dockyard.
The Krishna Teja Oxygen Plant at Nellore is a big cryogenic plant capable of charging 400 jumbo-type cylinders a day. It had been non-operational for the last six years. Whereas, the oxygen plant at Shri Kalahasthi near Tirupati is a big plant based on VPSA technology and is capable of generating 16000 liters per minute at 5 bar.
Both the plants were overhauled by a specialist team from Naval Dockyard Visakhapatnam, led by Commander Dipayan that worked tirelessly for a week along with the Engineering teams of the Andhra Pradesh Health Department and to complete the task with the wholehearted cooperation and the district administration.