Energy efficiency and emission reductions: the future of the steel industry

Energy-intensive companies are those that consume large amounts of energy to operate. This includes a wide range of industries such as steel, mining, manufacturing and food processing.

These companies face increasing pressure to improve their energy efficiency and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. There are a number of reasons for this. First, the cost of energy is rising. Second, governments are implementing stricter regulations on emissions. Third, consumers are increasingly concerned about sustainability. To meet these demands, energy intensive companies need to adopt energy efficient solutions.

These solutions may include upgrading equipment, improving maintenance, using renewable energy sources and using digitalization as a means to achieve defined objectives. Vetta helps energy-intensive companies achieve sustainability by providing energy efficiency and sustainability solutions, in line with the ever-present pressure to reduce costs.

Vetta's solutions are based on cutting-edge technologies that drive the 4th industrial revolution and make many industrial operations more efficient and competitive.

With Vetta solutions, steelmakers can:

Reduce your energy consumption
Improve the efficiency of your processes
Reduce your greenhouse gas emissions
Improve the quality of your product
Reduce your costs
Increase your competitiveness

Viridis: the solution to optimize energy efficiency, planning, and management

The Viridis Energy & Sustainability suite is an integrated solution for energy, resource, and sustainability management, extensively proven in steelmaking, mining, and other energy-intensive industries. Viridis directly contributes to effective operational efficiency implementation, optimized planning, and integrated management, delivering rapid and tangible results and enabling a cycle of continuous improvement.

Viridis provides a single source of truth for energy and resource data and utilizes IIoT, Big Data, and Machine Learning to identify and eliminate waste. Viridis also enables an ecosystem of applications that can be used to address specific challenges such as energy optimization, emissions reduction, and sustainability reporting.

Here are some of the key features of the Viridis platform that make it the future of energy and resource management for steel and metals companies:

Ready-to-use industrial data connectors: The Viridis platform comes with a set of ready-to-use industrial data connectors that facilitate connecting to your plant's data sources. This means you can start using Viridis immediately, without spending time and resources developing your own data connectors.

Data layer for data cleansing and standardization: This ensures your data is consistent, which is essential for accurate reporting and analysis.

Ecosystem of applications: The Viridis platform is open and extensible, meaning it's a living ecosystem, and new applications are constantly being developed to enrich the ecosystem and address new challenges. All applications leverage the robust common platform provided by Viridis, ensuring your data is secure and your analysis is accurate.

Here are some of the applications within the Viridis platform:

  • How can I improve operational efficiency? Viridis Performance supports clients in analyzing the performance of thousands of assets across multiple locations in real-time, determining baselines, and assessing the outcomes of efficiency initiatives.

  • How can I improve gas and energy flows? Viridis Dispatch specifically addresses the challenge of optimizing the dispatch of gases and vapors in integrated steel mills.

  • How can I improve emissions and carbon management? Viridis Carbon is a digital solution that can help industrial plants track their carbon emissions in real-time. This information can be used to identify opportunities to reduce emissions, enhance energy efficiency, and achieve sustainability goals. Viridis Carbon also calculates the carbon footprint of products, aiding companies in making informed decisions about their supply chains.

  • How can I improve process efficiency? Viridis Process supports decision-making in continuous improvement projects and real-time operations. It enables predictive analyses that simulate the outcome of performance KPIs under different conditions.

  • How can I improve network operations? Viridis Grids provides real-time monitoring of measurements and real-time detection of abnormal behavior, including potential leaks and instrumentation failures.

  • How can I improve energy planning and contract execution? Viridis Contracts is a digital system that manages the execution of actual contracts and also provides simulations of various ways to execute concurrent contracts for multiple resources.

Vetta also boasts an industry expert team to provide a complete solution for our clients, enabling assessment of our clients' energy maturity and defining an initiative program. Vetta's service team offers on-site assessment to map and analyze energy and resource consumption and emissions for each defined process, quantifying scenarios for potential energy efficiency and carbon footprint reduction initiatives.

Analyses consider standard operating procedures, basic maintenance, KPI evaluation, as well as best available practices, technologies, and benchmark processes to seek gold standard configurations. As a conclusion, a set of efficiency initiatives is identified, analyzed, and quantified, resulting in a roadmap that companies can use to support their investments and execution.

Vetta is the ideal partner for energy-intensive companies seeking to achieve sustainability. With Vetta solutions, companies can reduce their environmental impact, improve their bottom line and prepare for the future


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