How to optimize utility costs in steelmaking and metals production

Improve cost-efficiency of iron, steel, copper and other metals production by optimizing the use of utilities like water, air, gas, electricity and steam

ABB AbilityData Analytics Platform for metals is the digital solution that monitors and optimizes utility and gas allocation in real-time with the aim of improving overall utilization and unlocking savings.

Data is collected from multiple systems to provide real-time demand and supply monitoring, calculations, balancing, benchmark and optimal distribution as well as forecasts based on production plans and historical data modeling for each utility or gas.

Root cause analysis is also applied to the data whenever a gap occurs between supply and demand.

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  • Improve byproduct gas and utility utilization by real-time monitoring and optimization of allocation


  • Data collection from multiple systems
  • Real time monitoring of supply and demand of each utility and gas
  • Forecast of utility and gas consumption based on production data and historical consumption data
  • Optimal allocation of gas and recommendation for production of utility as per supply and demand forecast

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