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Metals & Mining
Expanding Data Access to Drive Performance
"The PI System provides visibility at the management level and transparency around problems."
- Dr. Yuelong Su, Senior Engineer, China National Bluestar
A global, diversified mining company and one of the world's leading copper producers, Anglo American was looking for new ways to advance innovation and empower users, partners and stakeholders of its copper division. The management team chose OSIsoft and the PI System™ to create long-term value and improve resource management.
The Copper Business of Anglo American wanted to find new ways to improve production, increase operational efficiency, and lower its environmental impact. Data needed to optimize processes and measure the impact of changes was locked in disconnected systems that only a few people could access. Operators could not compare current operations to corporate metrics. Engineers were defining best practices based on limited data.
Anglo American in Chile signed an Enterprise Agreement to roll the PI System to all of its copper operations in the country. AF is being implemented to unify data, make information easier to find and enable process standardization. Anglo American employees in Chile are gaining access to real-time operations data.
Engineers and managers can now create their own visualizations and reports to drive process improvements locally. Operators can view real-time operations in the terms of production, energy usage, water usage, quality, and emissions that aids in fine-tuning processes. Lessons learned at one site can be easily shared, amplifying their impact across all sites.