SOQUIMICH: The journey to Integrated Operations
Mining & Metals

In 2021, SQM started a project to centralize the control systems in an Integrated Operation Center. The centralization aims to generate value for the business through better coordination between unit processes and short-term programming, quality, operation research specialists, and reliability assurance teams. Plus, the integral vision of energy and environmental management issues. In this new management model, the PI System's technological infrastructure has a central role as an integrator of operations and assets information, providing specific contexts for visualization, analysis, and reportability to the organization's different functions. Analytics from the information managed in the PI System is also a vital component of the application architecture, from the use in real-time data management, deviation analysis, early warnings, identification of causal relationships, and in support of process analysis and continuous improvement.