TECHNOLOGY

Smelter programme highlights shift to data

GE’s work with Lonmin in South Africa underlines the value of data in process improvement and asset utilisation

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Fresh casting - technology has brought new efficiencies and process control to Lonmin’s Rustenberg platinum refinery

Fresh casting - technology has brought new efficiencies and process control to Lonmin’s Rustenberg platinum refinery

A staged smelter-efficiency improvement programme that became something of a landmark for one of the world’s biggest platinum producers, and a mining-market beachhead for engineering and technology giant...

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