Leveraging the company’s extensive experience as the original inventor of the pelletizing process, Metso Outotec has developed a suite of new digital solutions to ensure the optimal operation and maintenance of iron ore pelletizing plants over their entire life cycle.
Metso Outotec said that the solutions will improve process performance, production capacity, and product quality while at the same time reducing energy consumption, environmental impact, and operation and maintenance costs. These solutions can be implemented in all iron ore pelletizing plants delivered by Metso Outotec, noted Olavo Nolasco, director of product competitiveness, ferrous & heat transfer.
The Optimizing Control System OCS-4D and the Planet Positive Optimus advanced process control system ensure a stable and efficient process, while the VisioPellet pellet size-control system optimizes the pelletizing process. The Pallet Car Condition Monitoring System improves preventive maintenance planning and execution.
The company also said it will introduce operator training with advanced simulation technology in a risk-free virtual plant environment. The training can be tailored to simulate different operating conditions, standard procedures, emergency situations, and any other operational scenarios that are deemed to be beneficial.