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The BFI reestablishes itself

As a research and development partner to the process industry, especially the steel industry, the BFI stands for applied top […]

Sales activities

The BFI strengthens its sales activities and welcomes Mr Tilo Reichardt in a new role. As Head of Technical Sales […]

Second workshop in the Horizon 2020 project COCOP

In the period from 22 November 2016 to 24 November 2016, the second workshop of the Horizon 2020 project COCOP […]

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Our services

We offer innovative ideas and implement them by excellent applied research in customised operational solutions for process industry. We consider ourselves as a dynamic partner for foresighted acting companies.

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 […]

Spülprozessüberwachung

Goals: Monitoring and optimum control of gas-fuming pans in secondary metallurgy Information on the amount of flushing gas actually available […]

IntModCon – Integrated process models for liquid steel production

Initial situation: The development of a melt in temperature and chemical analysis during liquid steel production can generally be observed […]

Concepts for reducing friction and wear

Your goals: Optimization of components with regard to wear resistance Selection and evaluation of optimal materials and coatings Optimization of […]

Projects

EfficientELO – Energy and resource efficient electro-galvanizing of steel strip

Situation: Large amounts of zinc top dross occur as low-grade residues in the hot-dip galvanizing lines High ohmic power losses […]

Schmelzinjekt2 – Recycling of zinc-containing filter dust

Initial situation: Quantity of zinc-containing filter dust from melting processes increases (Zn as corrosion protection) Up to now, recycling solution […]

HiperScale – High performance hot rolling process through steel grade-dependent influencing of the scale formation and flexible descaling control

Initial situation: Scale formation during reheating leads to material losses. Poor descalability and scale residuals lead to surface impairments and […]

UrbanNickel – Recovery and recycling of nickel from deposited neutralization sludge of the stainless steel industry

Situation: When pickling stainless steel large amounts of nickel-containing neutralization sludge are produced. Since 1970, approximately 1.2 million tons of […]

INCERV – Ceramic hot gas fans

Initial situation: Use of metallic fans is only possible to a limited extent due to high temperature values in industrial […]