Application of Industrial Digital Technologies (IDTs) to Steelmaking

Thursday 15th September 2022

Theatre :  Technology, Innovation and R&D 


The Materials Processing Institute operates a pilot scale steel making facility which is unique within the UK. The facility serves a dual purpose of being a functional production facility for melts up to 7 tonnes in size and a R & D facility for the development and application of new technologies. The Institute has successfully applied the various IDTs that make up the Fourth Industrial Revolution to that facility.

This presentation will describe the challenges of applying those technologies within a working steel plant, how they were overcome and will demonstrate the technologies applied. It will also cover how these technologies can be applied as services to support other areas of the UK metals sector and funding opportunities to do so.

Chris Oswin, Digital Technologies Group Manager at the Materials Processing InstituteChris Oswin Digital Technologies Group Manager
Materials Processing Institute

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