Digital twin for Conveyor Belts
Open Innovation in Mining Program EXPANDE invites you to prequalify for
a new Challenge of the company CODELCO, Chuquicamata Division,
"Digital Twin for Conveyor Belts"
participate, follow this link https://fch.brightidea.com/COD112020Gemelodigitalcorreastransportadoras ,
register and upload the requested information by the enclosed sheet
until September 17, 2020, 16:00 hrs (UTC-4).
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At the end of 2019 Codelco Chuquicamata Division started up one of the largest and most sophisticated conveyor belt systems in the world It consists of 14 kilometers of belts that carry the ore from the subway part of the deposit to the surface, and from there to the concentrator plant. This definitive transport system will allow it to transport 140 thousand tons per day, with a useful life of 40 to 50 years.
These belts, classified within the high tension range of operation, represent one of the most critical systems for the operations of this deposit, therefore they require a constant and rigorous monitoring of operation and maintenance variables.
In this context, it is considered necessary to incorporate the technology of digital twins that allow the modeling and simulation of the conveyor belts, creating a virtual and parallel system of these equipment. With this technology it is possible to predict behavior and/or deterioration of the belts in a simulated way for certain operational conditions, which will allow the optimization of the use of the asset.
Objectives of this prospection
Identify technological solutions that allow the implementation of digital twins for high tension ore conveyors, focusing on an integral optimization from operation to maintenance
Technological Solutions requirements
- Proven experience in developing digital twins for high tension conveyor belts
- Maturity level 7 demonstration in operational environment
- Agnostic system compatible with different existing monitoring and information management platforms e.g. SMAP, PI System and PI Vision
- Tools for modeling simulation event prediction reporting and traceability
- Storage in standardized and auditable database