Nucor Steel wins FieldComm Plant of the Year with wireless reporting

New wireless reporting system offer additional benefits.

By FieldComm Group

Nucor Steel's plate mill in Tuscaloosa, Ala., recently needed a more reliable recording and reporting system to accurately monitor water resources used at the mill, but the existing reporting system wasn't reliable, its network connectivity was poor, and technical support was lacking.

As a result, Nucor Steel Tuscaloosa Inc. replaced its old, point-to-point wireless system in operation during 2009-13 with a new, mesh-based wireless solution. Also, rather than hiring an outside engineer or contractor, the plant's engineers and technicians found they could do almost all of the design and installation of their wireless replacement project on their own.

Well, the new mesh and WirelessHART solution not only provided more reliable reporting about the plant's water system, but it also delivered a cornucopia of other benefits to Nucor's operations. In fact, the new wireless system achieved so many gains that the Tuscaloosa mill has won the FieldComm Group 2014 Plant of the Year Award.

To learn more about Nucor Steel, read “Plant of the Year Wins with Wireless Reporting System” from Control.

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