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ReduHeatLoss Workshop

BFI and Steel Academy are holding a workshop on 24 September 2024 as part of the RFCS project ReduHeatLoss. The […]

Creating value from waste in the steel industry: BFI is part of the new EU project ZHyRon

The aim of the EU-funded ZHyRON project is to develop a new process for recycling by-products from steel production based […]

Kick-off for direct reduction pilot plant

Together with thyssenkrupp Steel and the plant manufacturer TS Elino, the BFI has started work on the construction of 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

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 […]

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 block casting

Your goals: Cost-effective evaluation of possible process changes Improve product quality Avoiding rejects Our portfolio: Design / optimization of pouring […]

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 […]

Projects

Rensodyn – Knowledge-based process management for better energy utilization

Initial situation: Alternating feedstocks at sintering plant and blast furnace Adaptations of the process management to changing boundary conditions necessary […]

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 […]

TotOptLis – Through-process optimisation of liquid steelmaking

Initial situation: Process control in secondary metallurgy is based on static operating instructions and manual interventions, taking into account measurements […]

SPOTVIEW – Sustainable Processes and Optimized Technologies for Industrially Efficient Water Usage in steel, dairy or pulp and paper industry

Initial situation Water use in steel industry: 1980 million m³ for production of 169 million tons crude steel divided in […]

CoolCut – Development of an innovative industrial cutting technique for highly abrasive web-type material

Situation: High tribological load on circular knives, resulting in high wear. Wear of knives caused by different mechanisms, depending on […]