Mines & Metals

Data validation for metallurgical accounting

Sigmafine provides a comprehensive metallurgical system that delivers validated, secure, auditable, and accurate information to financial systems and operation managers, allowing both to optimize efficiencies.

Mines-and-metals

A single metallurgical balance management tool accessible by financial accounting, mining, metallurgy, and operational departments

Metallurgical accounting requires tracking all valued materials as they travel through the process. Sigmafine accounts for and reconciles all metallurgical data at every stage in the process, empowering engineers and operators with the information they need to improve efficiencies, such as metal recovery and uptime. Empowering the mining and metallurgy industry with software to efficiently manage, validate, and reconcile information based on business rules and conservation principles set by accounting and international standards, such as the AMIRA standard.

production accounting

Production Accounting

Perform mass, volume, and energy balance showing the entire site in a single view.

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Yield Accounting

Sigmafine supports accountants by identifying inconsistencies, bad values, and gross errors which can be traced back to individual process units.

energy management

Near Real-Time Energy Management

Accurately monitoring energy-intensive equipment is critical to improving usage and decreasing emissions.

compliance

Compliance Reporting

A single source of truth, allowing users to automatically transfer data to business systems and databases.

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Composition Tracking

Up-to-date estimates of materials stocked in inventories or fed to process units. Estimates can be calculated daily or even hourly, empowering operations teams to fix production deviations quickly.

performance monitoring

Performance Monitoring

Early detection of process deviations and measurement errors allowing users to more accurately estimate, monitor, and control site losses.

Supported Applications

  • Reduce KPI uncertainty
  • Apply first principles and concentration laws to achieve data consistency
  • Monitor and validate recoveries
  • Track valuable materials across the process network

The Benefits of Improved Data Quality

Improved data quality in the metals and mining industry are primarily associated with:

  • Automating and validating metallurgical accounting
  • Estimating and tracking stockpiles and bulk storage composition
  • Accurately monitoring implemented production and environmental strategies

The Business Impact of Implementing Sigmafine

Many Sigmafine customers implement a standard metallurgical accounting tool across all their sites to safeguard production figures and metallurgical analysis, as well as make material quantity and availability data accessible. Furthermore, customers found Sigmafine-generated data led to other unexpected benefits, including:

  • Improved production planning based on environmental strategies
  • Maximized and optimized production according to the company objectives
  • Minimized environmental impact

On top of delivering these benefits that drive operational excellence, it’s been estimated that Sigmafine has a payback period of less than 6 months – a critical value proposition for customers who are tightening resources to stay competitive.

Sigmafine References in Mining & Metallurgy

ArcelorMittal - Digital Transformation of Excel spreadsheets to the #1 KPI in our plant, using Sigmafine

ArcelorMittal: Digital Transformation of Excel spreadsheets to the #1 KPI in our plant, using Sigmafine

A digital transformation journey to achieve a high level of trust and confidence in the production data at an Iron ore pelletizing plant using Sigmafine.

Codelco’s journey to implement and consolidate a Corporate Metallurgical Balance System

Codelco’s journey to implement and consolidate a Corporate Metallurgical Balance System

This presentation shows Codelco’s journey in adopting Sigmafine as its corporate metallurgical balance system, the difficulties faced, the benefits obtained, the actual state of the overall implementation, as well as the challenges for the coming years.

Experience in the Implementation of Metallurgical Accounting Systems based on Sigmafine

Hear how Contac builds a formal metallurgical accounting system based on Sigmafine and further enhanced the system’s functionality, traceability, ease of use, and scalability for the mines and metals industry.

Other Resources

Contac – Sistemas de Contabilidad Operacional (OSI-RS-SCL-2011)

See how Sigmafine is applied at Contac as the metallurgical accounting system to help with AMIRA standards.

WEBINAR: Mass and Component Balance for Mines & Metals

Learn how Sigmafine provides accurate production accounting needed to support toll treatment/production contracts and compliance for Mines & Metals.

Sigmafine Solutions for Metals and Mining

This webinar discusses the Sigmafine reconciliation capabilities which minimize meter errors. The conditioned data set generated from Sigmafine is error-free, auditable, and fit for generating credible process equipment KPIs (recoveries, yields, inventories, etc) as well as for daily even annual corporate reporting.

Mines & Metals

Data validation for metallurgical accounting

Sigmafine provides a comprehensive metallurgical system that delivers validated, secure, auditable, and accurate information to financial systems and operation managers, allowing both to optimize efficiencies.

Veletia Moodie

Veletia Moodie
Industry Principal for Mining & Metallurgy
Pimsoft, S.p.A.
Milan

Carlos Pérez

Carlos Pérez
Industry Principal for Mining & Metallurgy
Pimsoft, Inc.
Houston

Americas & APAC

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Fax: +39 011 5637744

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