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Siderúrgica Huachipato Signs On for Digitalization Project With SMS digital

9/27/2022 - SMS digital has entered into an agreement to provide a package of advanced digital services for the Siderúrgica Huachipato’s Talcahuano facility in Chile to help the company achieve efficiency cost savings.

This project will be a follow-on order from an earlier Paul Wurth contract for a Bell Less Top® (BLT) charging system.
 
Part of the integrated mining and steel group CAP, Siderúrgica Huachipato is undergoing a transformation process with improvements expected mainly to its operations, equipment and energy sources.
 
SMS will implement the BFXpert® system, Viridis Dispatch, Viridis Carbon and Viridis Performance, allowing for more efficient production processes and a reduced carbon footprint. The applications enable Huachipato to optimize the gas flows throughout the plant and reducing natural gas consumption by providing real-time artificial intelligence tracking of energy across thousands of consumption points.
 
The digital services, which will be provided on a subscription-based model, will help the facility help reduce operational expenditure by constantly monitoring processes and automatically adjusting them as required to keep them optimized.
 
The package is scheduled to go live alongside the commissioning and blow-in of the BLT in March 2023.