Digital Transformation is important driver to generate business value. Many alumina refineries are considering these technologies and solutions to enable their digital transformation to sustain and improve their competitiveness. The technologies can include Industrial Internet of things (IIoT), big data, cloud computing, and virtualization. Many these technologies have been used in alumina refining by leading producers and these leaders have realized step changes in metallurgical performance and production.
This paper will discuss the digital technologies and solutions that are available today, and discuss the value that they have delivered to alumina refineries. Honeywell is a leading provider of these technologies and will further discuss the proven technologies and methods used that ensure success of digital transformation, long-term sustainment, and delivery of business value.