In cooperation with Yandex Data Factory (YDF), the ChelPipe Group has tested the solution for the optimization of the process of oil pipe thermal processing. This project is implemented in the Finishing Centre of Pervouralsk New Pipe Plant. The test application showed that there is a possibility of increasing the overall performance of a heat treatment section by 3.5 %.
Within this project, Yandex experts developed a mathematical model for the automatic assignment of the best regimes of pipe heat treatment. The program called YDF-Hardening Optimizer was especially created for this purpose; it allows working with recommendations on the adjustment of heat treatment regimes of every pipe batch. In total, 16 heat treatment regimes were tested at the stage of testing.
- The ChelPipe Group strives to introduce advanced technologies in the field of industrial automation. YDF solution will allow raising the capacity, reducing costs and increasing the margin income of the company without any scale investments. The company will continue the practice of applying the mathematical models based on Big Data technologies in order to increase the efficiency of technological processes, comments Kirill Nikitin, Technical Director of the ChelPipe Group.
In 2018, YDF-Hardening Optimizer will be further developed in order to increase performance even more.
Thermal processing provides high operational properties of casing, pump compressor and corrosion-proof pipes for oil deposits. It is a necessary requirement in the output of products in compliance with international and interstate standards, including API and GOST.
Yandex Data Factory is a b2b-direction created by Yandex in 2014 as an experimental direction. The scope of its expertise includes the solution of business problems of companies which deal with big data files by means of machine training. At the beginning of 2018, Yandex Data Factory successfully ceased being an experiment and became a full-fledged member of the team which develops cloud solutions for business at different levels. So the opportunities provided by Yandex cloud calculations will become accessible for more enterprises and industries.