Big data helps prevent production problems
Empower delivered the EmSight analytics service to Stora Enso’s Anjala paper mill in autumn 2017. The goal of the service is to tackle potential production problems proactively and to facilitate the process operators’ work and the mill’s production efficiency.
Data-based production process development is a new way of reviewing the data that has been collected. A presumption-free analysis offers an opportunity to find the root causes for production challenges and, consequently, to handle issues proactively instead of passive reacting.
The Emsight analytics service deployed at Stora Enso has been designed for analysing production process or phase problems and improving performance. The analysis involves combining the own process and equipment expertise with observations yielded by mathematical algorithms, which requires cooperation among several experts.
– Empower knows the paper mill production processes and acted as an analytics interpreter in this project, says Matti Karhu, Vice President, Digital and Expert Services, at Empower.
Cooperation will also continue in spring 2018 when more calculation models are included in the analytics service for predicting production problems.