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Kennecott Utah Copper’s Information System. A.E. Lamb, D.J. Sonntag, W.P. Wride 2000 OSI Software Users’ Conference April 2 - 5, 2000 San Francisco, California. Information for Action. Historical Data. Information System. Feedback. Kennecott’s Foundation for Excellence.

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kennecott utah copper s information system

Kennecott Utah Copper’sInformation System

A.E. Lamb, D.J. Sonntag, W.P. Wride

2000 OSI Software Users’ Conference

April 2 - 5, 2000

San Francisco, California

kennecott s foundation for excellence

Information

for

Action

Historical

Data

Information System

Feedback

Kennecott’s Foundation for Excellence
kuc information system
KUC Information System

General Information

PI System

Uses

general information
General Information
  • Historical (The Hill)
  • Current (The Pit)
  • KUC Process
general information6
General Information
  • Historical (The Hill)
  • Current (The Pit)
  • KUC Process
general information9
General Information
  • Historical (The Hill)
  • Current (The Pit)
  • KUC Process
the bingham canyon mine

KUC Process

The Bingham Canyon Mine
  • Move 300,000+ tons/day
  • Data collected-
    • truck movements
    • tons hauled per truck
    • crusher parameters
the concentrators

KUC Process

The Concentrators
  • Copperton and North Concentrators
  • 172,000 tons of ore processed/day
  • Data collected (14,000 points)-
    • mill speed and power
    • throughput and flowrates
    • online x-ray assays
the smelter

KUC Process

The Smelter
  • Flash smelting, flash converting technology
  • 720-lb, 99.5% Cu anodes
  • Data collected (13,000 points)-
    • furnace temperatures
    • flowrates
    • assays
the refinery

KUC Process

The Refinery
  • Anode Cu —» cathode Cu in 10 days
  • Cathodes are 99.99% Cu
  • Data collected (1700 points)-
    • electrolytic tank conductivity
    • anodes’ residence time
    • equipment status
kuc information system15
KUC Information System

General Information

PI System

Uses

pi system
PI System
  • Instrument Interface
  • Compression Algorithm
  • User Interface
  • Plants Operating With PI
kuc information system17
KUC Information System

General Information

PI System

Uses

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Uses
  • Operations / Maintenance Troubleshooting
  • Process Optimization
  • Process Online Monitoring
  • Creating Production Reports
  • Maintenance Scheduling
operations maintenance troubleshooting

Uses

Operations / Maintenance Troubleshooting
  • Unusual Caustic Usage
  • Oxidation-Reduction Potential (ORP) Control Problem
operations maintenance troubleshooting21

Uses

Operations / Maintenance Troubleshooting
  • Unusual Caustic Usage
  • Oxidation-Reduction Potential (ORP) Control Problem
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Uses
  • Operations / Maintenance Troubleshooting
  • Process Optimization
  • Process Online Monitoring
  • Creating Production Reports
  • Maintenance Scheduling
process optimization

Uses

Process Optimization
  • Monitoring Boiler Pressure Increase
  • Furnace Process Control Issues
holman boiler warm up curve

Uses

Update Actual Holman Boiler Pressure Graph

Holman Boiler Warm-up Curve
process optimization27

Uses

Process Optimization
  • Monitoring Boiler Pressure Increase
  • Furnace Process Control Issues
fsf fcf process control issues

Uses

FSF/FCF Process Control Issues
  • Sampling and Process Data Availability
  • Lack of Feedback Control on both furnaces
  • Concentrate & Matte Grade Variations to the FSF/FCF
furnace interface logic

Access

Excel

Feedback Calculations

Data Archiving

DDE

User Interface

(visual basic)

CRS

Furnace Model

Matte, S-slag,

C-slag,S-feed,

C-feed, DRCon,

040 bin

Courier Cu, Fe, S, CaO, SiO2

Temperature

PI Database

Lab Database

Uses

Furnace Interface Logic
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Uses
  • Operations / Maintenance Troubleshooting
  • Process Optimization
  • Process Online Monitoring
  • Creating Production Reports
  • Maintenance Scheduling
process online monitoring

Uses

Process Online Monitoring
  • Smelter Hot Metals Operation
  • Powerhouse Operating Parameters
process online monitoring32

Uses

Process Online Monitoring
  • Smelter Hot Metals Operation
  • Powerhouse Operating Parameters
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Uses
  • Operations / Maintenance Troubleshooting
  • Process Optimization
  • Process Online Monitoring
  • Creating Production Reports
  • Maintenance Scheduling
creating production reports

Uses

Creating Production Reports
  • Efficient Use of Manpower
  • Timely Decision Making
creating production reports37

Uses

Creating Production Reports
  • Efficient Use of Manpower
  • Timely Decision Making
slide38
Uses
  • Operations / Maintenance Troubleshooting
  • Process Optimization
  • Process Online Monitoring
  • Creating Production Reports
  • Maintenance Scheduling
kuc information system39
KUC Information System

General Information

PI System

Uses

slide40

Information

for

Action

Historical

Data

Information System

Feedback

Kennecott’s Foundation for the Future