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Steelworks: Discover the Paragon partnership

The steel industry demands accurate and constant studies to reduce costs, provide operational growth and gain process efficiency, so that companies in the industry remain competitive.

The consumer market demands greater efficiency in production and deadline punctuality from the steel industry, as well as requires companies to have a portfolio of products, which increases the complexity of all phases of the production cycle. 

Moreover, competitiveness is increasing in the global market within this industry. With so much pressure for operational efficiency, quality and results, it is essential to have accurate production planning and a broad view of all operational conditions.

Dynamic analytical tools, where process simulation allows for countless analyses and tests, are the ideal tools to thoroughly review the steel supply chain.

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Challenges in the Steelworks market

How we solve your problem

The PARAGON team is formed by experts in decision-making tools. Said tools include statistical, modeling, management and data visualization software and methodologies. We use the most modern simulation, optimization, scheduling and data visualization technologies. Our main goal is to offer security for decision making, presenting results and simple alternatives for complex problems that help reaching the productivity and profitability targets through cost reduction and investment optimization.

Maintenance downtime in the steel industry

In the steel industry, where deadlines are accurately defined to meet large domestic and international contracts and unscheduled downtime is the most relevant critical factor, companies need to seek ways to minimize occurrences through maintenance management based on quality information, as unforeseen events may cause:

Technology can help reduce or eliminate equipment downtime, increase technical availability and maintain a productive pace.

A data modeling tool combined with simulation is essential to first handle a large volume of technical and equipment performance data and then analyze the data in correlation with other constraints in the production chain.

Non-compliance in the steel industry

Non-compliance – When a process does not meet a fundamental requirement for the progress of the chain under previously determined required conditions – is another aspect of major importance in the steel production chain.

Unsatisfactory results compromise production. Thus, the processes need to be constantly monitored and analyzed, mainly through the use of predictive studies within the steelmaking ecosystem.

PARAGON technology solutions allow users to simulate scenarios with numerous hypothetical conditions in a digital environment, analyze results and reach the ideal maintenance management.

The sintering, coking, steelmaking, lamination and finishing processes and several other routines can be represented in this digital twin, with the possibility of analyzing capacity, identifying bottlenecks and testing equipment operation and trade-off strategies.

With our solutions, it is possible to produce quick and correct responses, limit the number of preventive stops, have lower maintenance costs and create a more efficient production environment.

Operational management in the steel industry

A steel production company brings together several transformation units, a multimodal supply chain and heavy and complex equipment for handling raw materials, transforming them and shipping finished products.

There are several ecosystems with their own dynamics, which leads operational management to face several situations that can halt an operation – and many of them can be predicted with the use of predictive data analysis tools.

A good example is the slab or coil yard, which has the need to reduce its handling to optimize space and not condemn the plant’s capacity. 

Another critical event is a disruption in the supply chain, such as a railroad branch, for example. Bypassing strategies or investments to change the modal are needed. 

These and many other actions should happen overnight and require fast and efficient planning based on an event simulator.

Data intelligence, with the virtual representation of these ecosystems, a PARAGON’s expertise, allows quality information to be used, with security, in the construction of scenarios.

Steelworks: Paragon Clients

New projects and updates can be risky to carry out. Reduce the risk of excessive expenses and delays with the best upfront planning, project design and solution architectures tested by over 1,000 Paragon clients since 1992.

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