OptiMet is an advanced application addressed to the Electrical Steel Mills, developed by Iso Sistemi with the aims to reduce costs and improve steel quality. OptiMet calculates quality and quantity of charge materials (scrap and ferroalloys) needed to produce the programmed steel at the lowest cost, subject to all the physical and operational constraints of the plant.
The OptiMet solution is a powerful tool for a more economical and precise running of the steel mill, and in addition is a valid support for specialists in the continuous improvement of operational practices and quality. It also allows an accurate quantification of the “value in use” of the charge material offered by the market and hence of their relative affordability.
OptiMet is structured in two parts:
The experience gained in the field has shown that the return on investment in OptiMet takes place in a very short time: the cost of the system will pay for itself with the benefits accrued in times that, for a producer of special steels, may also be of the order of few months of operation.
OptiMet is part of the suite “Steel Solutions” and is integrated into the IsoMelt supervisory system, also developed by Iso Sistemi: the two products were designed to work together providing the client with the maximum benefit. It is also possible to use OptiMet by integrating it with a legacy monitoring system already installed at the customer.