How does a secure digital trail of a product add value if there is no direct link to the physical product itself? An often heard question within the steel industry.
Manufacturers issue certificates according to their best knowledge of product specifications, project requirements, material standards, construction codes, etc. However often they contain errors. We developed this guide to help people avoid the most common mistakes that we face daily.
In the steel industry, data is crucial, as incorrect data can lead to major catastrophes. And despite the fact that all data is passed on in the best possible way, test companies lose control over the data once it has left the premises. Fortunately, new technologies are available to protect the integrity of your company.
Even though steel is considered to be a sustainable material, its production is still very energy-intensive. But the processes can become more sustainable, even in the oil and gas industry. How? SteelTrace provides innovative solutions to reduce your company’s carbon footprint.
What if there was a way to improve the quality in the steel supply chain while still reducing costs? A revolutionary technology called blockchain makes this possible.
In our last blog post, we went over the progress we made during 2021. And now, we want to focus on what we plan to (and will) achieve during 2022. Here is our roadmap for 2022!
2021 was an important year for SteelTrace. We have made a lot of progress towards our company mission, “Providing cradle-to-grave traceability for the steel supply chain”. And before we reveal what we have in store for this year, here are some of our main breakthroughs of 2021
MEGA has been an early customer of SteelTrace since 2018. SteelTrace used the MEGA plant as a test case for the early version of the platform. Now MEGA certifies materials using SteelTrace. It helps them protect their products from counterfeiting as well as providing automated traceability for all steps of the production and testing.
The oil and gas industry is among those with the most to lose in the event of unforeseen accidents or maintenance issues. For this reason, several companies have harnessed advanced IT technology to create smarter maintenance strategies that can predict system weaknesses and diagnose inefficiencies.
Ever since Great Britain’s industrial revolution, steel making has been an energy-intensive business. It has been, and still is, indissolubly linked with the coal industry. Indeed, the two industries at first depended on each other: steel needed coal to the smelt iron ore, and coal needed steel in the form of railway tracks to transport it to market.
SteelTrace and Orange Delta have established a partnership, to be able to serve SteelTrace’s new clients in the Asia Pacific market. Orange Delta has an extensive network in this region. It therefore will be able to support SteelTrace to improve the supply chain provenance and digital transformation in the steel supply chain of the (petro)chemical industry in Asia Pacific.
Thanks to significant technological advances, a lot is happening in the field of digital transformation. Processes that have been perfected in recent decades can be made even more efficient thanks to new innovations. In this article, we describe the opportunities for the steel industry in digital transformation, focused on making laboratories and NDT companies future-proof.