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Anglo American Platinum
The PI System Makes Data Shine For Anglo American Platinum
Anglo American Platinum, a leader in refined platinum, produces around 37% of the world's platinum. Unfortunately, platinum extraction provides very small yields. Out of the 29.7 million tons of rock Anglo American Platinum mined in 2017, the company extracted only 78 tons of platinum. Each piece of platinum is smaller than a speck of dust – some are as small as 5 microns – so efficiency in the refinery process is crucial. To keep all Anglo American Platinum’s equipment up and running and maintain ingot quality assurance, the company collected operations data manually, which required many man-hours to extract from spreadsheets. After putting together a list of requirements for a new data platform, the mining producer opted to unroll the PI System as their digital transformation solution.