The mining and metals industry focuses on solutions that protect people in laboratories and allows continuous operation with a minimal number of operators.
In addition, lower commodity prices, weaker demand, environmental regulations, lower ore grades, higher running costs are some of the main challenges that the mining industry must deal with every day.
To cope with such new conditions other ways for process monitoring and decision making are required to improve productivity, process stability and sustainability. Trends towards extensive use of real-time monitoring directly in the process and automation and robots in the laboratories enables the reduction of cash costs and an increase in revenues. Fast and almost real-time data collection using single or multiple sensors can be used to predict, identify and manage operational problems, improvements, productivity, costs and enables immediate decision-making and process adjustments.
The value of automated laboratories for process and quality control will be demonstrated using several case studies.
Michel Choua - Global Development Manager - Automation Systems
Michel Choua studied energy engineering in Rotterdam, he was working at ABB for 4 years as technical commercial for industrial automation and GE for 7 years as commercial responsible for key accounts in the oil&gas, he Joined Malvern Panalytical in Almelo as an Global Development Manager Automation to grow the global business for lab automation
- Who should attend?
- Professionals working for mining, minerals and metals companies, plant managers, laboratory managers, QC managers and engineers, application and method developers, researchers, professors and technical associations searching for knowledge and new analysis solutions.
- What will you learn?
- Automated analytical solutions in the mining, minerals and metals industries. The different aspects of value creation will be discussed on case studies that are tailored to the specific needs of several industrial environments.