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A typical example of this case in the mining industry is the performance improvement on PID flow control loops on conveyor belts, where an adjustment on the controller can cause the belt to deliver the flow faster, increasing the rate per hour, hence its productivity.>Next topic
The reduction of energy consumption is usually achieved by improving the equipment interlocking logics.
Typically in chemical plant, the reagent consumption indicator (amine, starch and soda) is improved by adjusting the ratio controls and correct dosage in the process, which can also generate quality gains.
In the case of raw material, the controls of addition of inputs in the chemical preparation of recipes are optimized.
Typical cases are the reduction of gas consumption (natural or blast furnace) in furnaces, also improving the air / gas ratio control. Another typical benefit to optimizing fuel consumption is the quality gain in ovens, due to more homogeneous temperatures.>Next topic
However, there are cases where PID control loops are directly linked to quality measurement.
A typical case is the quality of the rolled materials at the furnace, where a more homogeneous temperature control directly impacts the quality indicator, reducing, for example, losses by scraping or reprocessing.
Another common gain is in the ore flotation, where the reduction of variability in the percentage of silica and iron in the concentrate are directly impacted by the PID control loops in the flotation columns.
There are cases where ROI (return on investment) has reached 10 times the value of an optimization project.
For these reasons the payback is very fast!
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