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ArticleName Mathematical modeling of process unit at concentrating plant toward improved management
DOI 10.17580/gzh.2021.06.05
ArticleAuthor Nemirovskiy A. V., Tsygankov Yu. A.

Digital Transformation Office, Ore Division, Stoilensky GOK, Stary Oskol, Russia:

A. V. Nemirovskiy, Head, Candidate of Engineering Sciences,
Yu. A. Tsygankov, Chief Specialist


Metallurgy is the leading industrial sector in terms of energy content of production processes in Russia. Substantial size of production and high demands for metallurgy products worldwide governs the timely character of efficiency enhancement at process stages. The strategic mission of mineral processing is the increased output of a concentrate, which implicates productivity boosting of ball mills as a key engineering subject of concentrating plant at Stoilensky GOK. The implemented experiment proved applicability of the developed mathematical model. The increase in the output of ball mills in the process unit performance made 1 % or 95 Kt in one year. The experimental results make it possible to state that the digital transformation is not simply a modern and popular trend in basic research but a live tool of the competitive recovery of a product and a company through optimization of efficiency factors of process flows. Different industrial companies in Russia believe it is of the current concern to undertake speedy analysis of applicability of digital tools both in business and in modeling to preserve their positions in the global market and in the sector of economy.

keywords Digital transformation, productivity, operating cost, operating availability, safety, modernization, ball mills, Stoilensky GOK (Mining and Processing Plant), process flow

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