Digital Twin in Smelters
Wednesday 22nd May 16:20 - 16:40
GE and AoG are giving insights on the way they approach the digitalization of a smelter through the digital twin concept where also key elements are given on the digital twin concept. Important key-points and milestones are analyzed concerning this journey, for all the stages executed so far and lessons learnt are shared to the audience. The presentation is diving also in technical subjects and results which clearly show the high added value of this pioneering project, not only in the field of costing but also in the field of process ownership, process control, etc. In the presentation’s final stage, the project’s next steps and future ideas are provided, giving segments of the next generation digital smelter.
Speaker: Ioannis Karnachoritis, Potlines Manager at Aluminium of Greece
Ioannis Karnachoritis is the Potlines Manager of Aluminium of Greece (AoG) plant which belongs to MYTILINEOS SA. During his 16 years career he has worked in Greece and France as a Process Engineer, CI Leader, H&S Coordinator and Production Assistance Manager. He is a certified Black Belt having a background in chemical engineering. Currently Ioannis is leading the Digital Smelter project from AoG’s side, playing also a leading role to the whole project’s enrolment.
Speaker: Laith Al-Hindawi, Global Sales Manager, Digital Smelter at GE Power
A Professional Engineer from Birmingham City University, U.K., 30 years in the Aluminium Industry in many regions and positions spanning nearly all continents, Laith has had a possibly unique insight into the industry in having been a supplier, producer and customer within the industry in the primary and secondary sectors, upstream and downstream of a potline. Currently based in Dubai and leading the GE Digital Smelter CoE he is applying this knowledge into the giant leap forward of applying the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) into the global Aluminium Industry.