2018 - PI World - Barcelona - Process Industries
PI System as MES for BALCO
Aluminium coil being central product of BALCO in terms of production and revenue, we wanted to improve quality and reduce customer complaints on deviating coil parameters. In absence of real-time data on coil parameters, there was little control over quality of the coil. For Aluminium coil used for power transmission, Ultimate Tensile Strength (UTS), Conductivity and Elongation are critical parameters from customer point of view. A slightest variation in these parameters can cause large rejections. So to address the issue, search for solution which will i] Give real-time process monitoring capabilities & ii] Facilitate backtracking of coil data led us to MES system with PI System at it’s base.
14 Years experience in IT and Infrastructure currently holding managerial position in Bharat Aluminium Company Limited , BALCO is playing a crucial role in introducing Aluminium as a potential alternative to other metals like Steel in construction, and Copper in power transmission industry.
Limesh Misal holds a chemical engineering degree and has over 20 years of experience in IT and related fields. Working for last 6 years on the PI system in domains of ports, power, steel and cement