Digitalization of a steel plant refers to the strategy of adopting recent information technologies like big data, data analysis, data mining, artificial intelligence to make the best of the resources available in a steel plant, e.g. like input material, energy, human capital etc.
So far steel plant automation has only been applicable at machine level. Integration of controls loops and sequence was implemented as desired by operators. By taking automation to a higher level as dictated by current industrial standards like Industry 4.0, big data, data analysis etc, it would be possible to increase productivity and production volumes at lesser costs thereby optimizing OPEX.
How does SMS group go about digitalization in a steel plant?