#Labor reduction and streamlining

World's first AI system for the automated operation of incinerators (BRA-ING®) and integrated management system (J-Answer)

Waste-to-energy (WtE) plants used to be operated manually by skilled operators who relied on their experience and expertise because the condition of the waste used as fuel changes in a variety of ways. JFE Engineering has developed BRA-ING®,
which aims for fully unmanned operations using AI that is a combination of image analysis of the combustion condition and machine learning from manual operations by skilled operators. As of the end of fiscal 2022, BRA-ING® has been rolled out to 12 facilities. In addition to incinerator operations, the company has developed and is rolling out the “J-Answer” plant integrated management system in order to share and analyze data of plant operations and maintenance. We will continue to optimize overall plant management and operations by developing new systems using AI technologies, with the aim of further unmanned operation of WtE plants.

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