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4th project meeting DissHeat

On 26 October 2023, the 4th project meeting for the RFCS project “Valorisation and dissemination of the heating technology findings […]

RealTimeCastSupport

Many thanks for your interest in our RealTimeCastSupport-Workshop. The presentations can be downloaded in the RealTimeCastSupport-Blog. RealTimeCastSupport Also a link […]

Project DESTINY

We are delighted to inform you that one of the innovations developed in the project DESTINY project funded by the […]

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Our mission

We offer innovative ideas based on cutting-edge research which are translated into customized, operational solutions for the process industry. We see ourselves as a dynamic, customer-oriented and innovative partner for forward-looking innovative companies.

We strive for partnerships and projects in the following four fields which are of strategic importance for the BFI:

(1) Decarbonization and energy efficiency,
(2) Digitalization, Industry 4.0 and measurement technology,
(3) Circular economy,
(4) Process innovation and process optimization

Solutions

Thermography for energy monitoring of products and processes

With the aid of thermocameras, temperatures and energy losses of products and aggregates can be visualized Your goals: Non-contact detection […]

Optimization of dedusting

Goals: Cost-effective inventory and assessment of existing plants with regard to dust emissions and the efficiency of dedusting Proposal and […]

Hydrogen for a low CO2 steel production

As the steel industry is responsible for around 6 % of the global anthropogenic CO2 emissions, it has a high […]

DynTemp – Fiber optic melt temperature measurement

Initial situation: The measurement of a representative melt temperature which is the average value of the entire melt, is of […]

Projects

HEROLL – Prevention of hydrogen embrittlement of cold rolling rolls by improved work roll material and lubricant configuration

Situation: Increasing number of cold rolling work rolls failures, induced through hydrogen. Damages and/or failures can also cause dangerous explosions […]

PROTEUS-RS – Long Product Quality Optimisation through Enhancement and Utilisation of Residual Stress minimising Process Strategies

Situation: During rolling, straightening and thermal processing of long products internal stresses arise impairing the products material properties and causing […]

Rolloilfree – Steel cold rolling with aqueous oilfree lubricants

Situation: Oil-based lubricants are state-of-the-art in cold rolling of steel and hot rolling of aluminium. 2-phase character of emulsions and […]

S5 – Integrated thickness and flatness control

Initial situation: The regulations of the strip thickness and the strip planarity influence each other. The planarity controller is artificially […]

Independent industrial water supply by digitalization, simulation and innovative treatment technologies (IndiWater)

Initial situation Increasing water stress leading to limited or insufficient water availability of ground and river water with negative effects […]