Anglo Platinum Gains Production Intelligence
Mining Solutions Provide Insight into Real-time Process Data
Anglo Platinum in South Africa is the largest platinum producer in the world. A subsidiary of Anglo American, the company processes nearly 40% of all newly mined platinum annually. The processed ore contains more than just platinum. It includes other precious group metals such as ruthenium, rhodium, palladium, osmium, and iridium. The refinery also extracts base metals such as nickel, copper, and zinc.
Anglo Platinum found its process automation system increasingly difficult to support and too fragmented to handle the intricate process of the refinery. It already had a network infrastructure in place that used our control system. So the company selected our PlantPAx DCS to standardize its control systems with one vendor.
As a result, operators have access to reporting across every stage and level of the process. They are able to track recipes in real-time and have stricter control during production.