Vedanta Aluminium deploys emerging IoT technology for water conservation at its power plants

New Delhi, : Vedanta Aluminium, India’s largest producer of 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.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 increase of CoC (or cycle 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 overall improvement in station heat rate (a measure of power plant efficiency).

Customised applications of leading-edge technologies across the value-chain arehelping Vedanta Aluminium optimise processes, improve customer experience, and deliver new business models. This digital transformation is resulting in increased efficiency, greater business agility, and unlocking new value for customers, employees, business partners, and stakeholders.

Speaking about the digital transformation underway at Vedanta Aluminium, Mr 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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