Vedanta Aluminium Deploys IoT Technology at its Power Plants to Conserve Water
Aluminium major Vedanta Aluminium has deployed Internet of Things (IoT) based technology for cooling water analysis and overall reduction in water consumption at its power plants at Jharsuguda, in Odisha.
November 15, 2022. By Manu Tayal
These power plants make use of a recirculating cooling system using water, and a cluster of natural draft cooling towers. The IoT technology deployed studies real-time operational data and recommends optimum water quality parameters that ultimately lead to water conservation through an increase of CoC (or cycles of concentration i.e., reuse of the same water multiple times for cooling the condenser).
This technology has started delivering reduced water consumption, improved water quality, reduced scaling and corrosion, and improved other operational parameters that have led to an overall improvement in station heat rate (a measure of power plant efficiency).
Customised applications of leading-edge technologies across the value chain are helping the company in optimising processes, improving customer experience, and delivering new business models. This digital transformation is resulting in increased efficiency, greater business agility, and unlocking of new value for customers, employees, business partners, and stakeholders.
Commenting about the digital transformation underway at Vedanta Aluminium, Rahul Sharma, CEO – Aluminium Business, Vedanta Ltd said, “Being India’s largest producer of aluminium, we are manufacturing for the future. This is seeing us extensively use state-of-the-art technologies to make our operations more responsive, reliable, and future-ready. Accelerating our digitalisation programmes, intelligent automation and in-house innovations have enabled us to bolster our manufacturing excellence, use resources judiciously and boost workforce safety, making us agile in responding to market dynamics.”
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