Neural network tested at Nornickel
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Neural network tested at Nornickel

November 24, 2021

The mathematical model is integrated into the processing plant information system.

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. At the technological section of the Nornickel’s Bystrinsky Mining and Processing Plant, a program for flotators was launched in a test mode to select the most optimal parameters for the equipment operation. In fact, it is a neural network that is integrated into the information system of the processing plant.

The advisor is installed on the first line control clean-up flotation. Analyzing a large volume of incoming data at the given quality indicators of the product at the outlet, the advisor issues recommendations to the flotator on air flow rate, level in flotation machines and other parameters every 15 minutes.

Nevertheless, the decision on the use of the recommendations remains with the individual specialist. If the skimmer has a different vision of the process, he can set different parameters based on experience and visual inspection of the site.

While the electronic assistant is being tested and conclusions about the effectiveness of its use can be drawn later.

Earlier, we told that computer vision and digital twins are being introduced at Nornickel.

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Text: Maria Sokolova, Photo: Nornickel press office

November 24, 2021

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