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JFE, JSW Steel Team Up on Blast Furnace AI Pilot Project

7/10/2024 - India’s JSW Steel and Japan’s JFE Steel Corp. are undertaking a joint demonstration of cloud-based cyberphysical system (CPS) technologies for blast furnace operations at JSW Steel’s Vijayanagar Works in India.

As part of the project, JFE is providing its proprietary CPS capability to JSW Steel through a cloud-based environment. Together, the two will jointly operate the cloud-based data science technology, enabling JSW Steel to visualize and predict the blast furnace operations as well as aid in abnormality prediction through hot metal temperature control model and channeling prediction.

“The digital collaboration with JFE further strengthens our long-standing partnership with JFE Steel,” said JSW Steel chief operating officer — manufacturing Gajraj Singh Rathore.

“This technological intervention will enable us to enhance the efficiencies of our blast furnace operations while positioning JSW Steel as a top-runner in data science tech deployment in the global steel sector. Both our organizations will also continue to explore newer possibilities for such tech collaborations in various fields.”