2023 - AVEVA World San Francisco - HMI/SCADA user
Rio Tinto: Standardizing large-scale mine operations
Managing iron ore operations can be a challenging task, particularly when applications between sites have a unique look and feel. Rio Tinto Iron Ore manages 17 mines and 4 ports across the Pilbara region of Western Australia which range from recently constructed to over 60 years of operation. Rio Tinto set out to standardize the visual appeal and effectiveness of their HMI/SCADA applications. This HMI standardization project aims to deliver one ASM standard across all mines which involves converting ~10,000 pages, ~1 million variable tags and ~250,000 digital alarms a significant engineering effort. In this session, we will explore Rio Tinto s approach to standardizing their visual interfaces, lessons learned along the way, and some of the results of this transformative change.
- Metals Mining & Materials
I am a specialist control system engineer with over 10 year experience in the mining industry. I have spent 8 years as a site engineering doing Fly In Fly Out across multiple Iron Ore sites. In 2020 I relocated to Perth and currently oversee process control optimisation and improvement projects across the mine sites.
Rio Tinto Iron Ore
Gordon Tsen is currently the Control Systems Principal for Rio Tinto Iron Ore operations in Western Australia, having worked in the mining industry for the last 13years in various operational, technical and leadership roles. Prior to mining, Gordon was a research fellow at the University of Western Australia focused on the study and characterisation of infrared semiconductors.