SEAISI Travelling Seminar 2017
27 February 2017 - 08 March 2017
Nowadays, iron and steel industry is facing a challenging market situation such as overcapacity, slowing end markets, social pressure to reduce the carbon emission, rising energy costs, fluctuating raw material prices and so on. Therefore, steelmakers have to adopt various innovative approaches in order to sustain or to increase their competitiveness in the industry.
One of them is to optimise the processes through process automation which could offer benefits of maintaining the consistency in process parameters, improving plant availability, minimising human errors, reducing wastes or rejection, increasing the safety of human and equipment, etc.
Besides, product quality is also crucial to sustaining the market competitiveness. Enhancement of quality assurance is a way to preventing delivery of defective products to the customers. It comprises many activities within the organisation to fulfil the products' or customers’ requirement.
In this seminar, the participants will be listening to the experiences and practices from leading steel mills (Kobe Steel, Dragon Steel Corporation, POSCO and OneSteel) in process automation and quality assurance.