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Product news December 20, 2022

Metso Outotec launches Optimus Sinter, a digital tool to improve sinter plant operations

Metso Outotec Corporation’s press release on December 20, 2022, at 09:00 a.m. EET

Metso Outotec is launching Optimus Sinter, a digital optimizer for iron ore sintering plants. The new tool facilitates improved sinter plant process performance and stability by holistically optimizing the overall sintering processes.

Optimus Sinter is one of Metso Outotec’s leading-edge digital solutions to ensure the optimal operation and maintenance of iron ore sintering plants. A sophisticated thermodynamic model forms the core of Metso Outotec’s Optimus Sinter; it calculates the process conditions in the sinter bed, which cannot be measured with sensors due to the high temperatures, and offers advanced insights into the sinter plant operations.

“We are very happy to announce the launch of our holistic sinter plant optimizer. With Optimus Sinter, our customers can get the best performance out of their operations. Operators can manage the plants better by leveraging the advanced insights this digital tool offers. Optimus Sinter also offers real-time operating advice with respect to different operating plant targets,” shares Andreas Meier-Hedde, Senior Product Manager for Sintering technology at Metso Outotec.

Backed by Metso Outotec’s decades of experience and process know-how in sintering, Optimus Sinter offers benefits such as increased gross production, improved electrical energy consumption and reduced solid fuel consumption. Based on process measurement and actual raw material data as well as the proprietary process model, Optimus Sinter provides:

  • Online, real-time process calculations
  • Monitoring of relevant process parameters and KPIs (energy consumption & CO2 footprint)
  • Visualization of chemical and physical processes & temperatures in the sinter bed
  • Online optimization of feed material mix
  • Real-time forecast of product quality (sinter strength, Fe/Fe2+ content, basicity)
  • Improved burn-through calculation

Find out more about this solution here. If you are interested in our other solutions for iron ore sintering plants, please visit our website.

Metso Outotec will host a free webinar where this solution will be discussed in more detail on January 16, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. CET. You can register for the webinar here.

Further information, please contact:

Andreas Meier-Hedde, Senior Product Manager, Sintering of Iron Ores, Metso Outotec, Tel. +49 172 6887 909, email: andreas.meier-hedde(at)mogroup.com

Helena Marjaranta, Vice President, Communications and Brand, Metso Outotec, Tel. +358 20 484 3212, email: helena.marjaranta(at)mogroup.com

Metso Outotec is a frontrunner in sustainable technologies, end-to-end solutions and services for the aggregates, minerals processing and metals refining industries globally. By improving our customers’ energy and water efficiency, increasing their productivity, and reducing environmental risks with our product and process expertise, we are the partner for positive change. Metso Outotec is committed to limiting global warming to 1.5°C with Science Based Targets.

Headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, Metso Outotec employs over 15,000 people in more than 50 countries and its sales for 2021 were about EUR 4.2 billion. The company is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki. mogroup.com, twitter.com/metsooutotec

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