Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Digitally transforming the mining industry.

BASF and IntelliSense.io, the artificial intelligence (AI) company, has announced an exclusive partnership which will combine their expertise in mineral processing, ore beneficiation chemistry and industrial AI technology. The joint offering is called the ‘BASF Intelligent Mine powered by IntelliSense.io’ and delivers AI solutions embedded with BASF’s mineral processing and chemical expertise. This solution will enable mine operations to become more efficient, sustainable and safe.

“Our partnership with IntelliSense.io combines state of the art artificial intelligence and decades of ore beneficiation experience in to a powerful, fast and easy to deploy optimization platform,” said Damien Caby, Senior Vice President, BASF Oilfield Chemicals & Mining Solutions. “Efficiency improvements resulting from the first implementations by our joint dedicated team are helping customers accelerate the digital transformation of their mining operations.”

BASF Intelligent Mine powered by IntelliSense.io is an open, real-time, decision-making platform that can be configured for individual sites, typically within three months. Each mining process, such as grinding, thickening, flotation and pumping, is supported by an Optimization as a Service (OaaS) application which predicts and simulates future performance, generating process-specific recommendations for insights and optimization. As multiple OaaS applications link together, customers can generate efficiency gains throughout the entire mine-to-market value chain.

Remote operations access allows for 24/7 visibility of mine operational and financial performance, with BASF process experts available to provide real-time support. Additionally, the in-built simulation tool can be used to test alternative operating conditions, train staff and run non-intrusive ‘what if’ scenarios.

 Sam G. Bose (IntelliSense.io) and
Damien Caby (BASF Oilfield Chemicals & Mining) 
The AI solutions are based on a hybrid cloud architecture, enabling both on site and cloud deployments, to help mining industry partners accelerate their digitalization programs in their operations.

Early adopters of the Intelligent Mine, Image Resources, have experienced promising results from the Intelligent Mine deployment in the mineral sands industry. “Image Resources is both excited and optimistic about the potential the BASF Intelligent Mine powered by IntelliSense.io can have to positively impact the accuracy and efficiency of our process control functions to meaningfully improve our bottom-line,” said Patrick Mutz, Image Resources Managing Director. “From our experience so far, we are confident it will achieve these results whilst simplifying and de-stressing operational decision making.”

"In a tough economic climate, the need to focus on mining productivity, within sustainable and remote operational constraints, is driving pressure on operating and capex budgets and requires innovative solutions with accelerated value delivery,” added Sam G. Bose, CEO IntelliSense.io. “The partnership between BASF and IntelliSense.io ensures mining organizations have a partner that understands both their operational risk as well as new technologies.”

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