Mining industries have major challenges ahead of them, but these can be overcome by implementing digital transformation strategies.
Although it was the mining industries that suffered the least from the impact of the pandemic, according to the WPC, this sector still has a long way to go towards decarbonization and safety in its operations.
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The issue of decarbonization is directly related to the better use of energy in these plants. It is understood that the sector is going through a time of energy transition to renewable energy sources.
In addition, the mining industry works hard to make its operations safer by controlling assets and optimizing asset integrity management.
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For these goals to be achieved and executed in the best way, industries have implemented technologies capable of generating continuous monitoring in their operations through data collected in the field, sensors, and other techniques.
The ideal technology for this type of monitoring is Digital Twin, which consists of a continuous flow of data between real and digital assets. Through the use of this technology, industries have at hand the necessary tools to monitor, manage and predict possible scenarios within an operation.
The application of Digital Twin not only provides greater control over the integrity of assets but also better management of people in the field, areas of greater degradation, the execution time of maintenance and inspection activities, as well as the necessary budget to carry out these activities.
Accidents and failures are also big responsibility for the environmental issue of the mining plants. Accidents in this type of operation can easily trigger the contamination of nearby tributaries, soil, and the destruction of entire biomes, causing impacts on the environment that could be avoided through total control over the operation.
Having a Digital Twin tool is a great ally so that disasters of this magnitude are avoided and that safety and energy use are made the most of.
With software that uses this technology, the industry is able to predict these accidents and avoid unexpected interruptions, the use of Digital Twin also has to provide the best performance and performance of assets, promoting profitability with responsibility for the future.
In the application of Digital Twin in a campaign with the objective of managing and Controlling Anti-Corrosion Protection in Ore Handling Assets, Vidya solved this challenge with Vidya Software, our solution powered by Digital Twin and Artificial Intelligence technologies.
In the project, we have already successfully developed the asset’s Digital Twin, based on the 3D model and engineering documents.
We are currently in the field-scan stage. Therefore, we are using photogrammetry and orthophotos through asset 3D laser scanning techniques to feed the Digital Twin even more information. In addition, we are also carrying out a visual inspection of the asset in the field. And using our mobile app to collect corrosion data, based on the corrosion and weathering assessment workflow.
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