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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 […]

High temperature corrosion

Your goals: Under operating conditions (furnace atmosphere, temperature, times) Determination of scale constants Determination of decarburization tendency Selection of suitable […]

CFD- and FEM-Simulation

Your Goals: Improvement of plant efficiency and component optimization by simulation of technical flows in furnace components (burners, fans etc…) […]

Optimization of dedusting

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

Projects

ReduHeatLoss – Reduction of Heat Losses during Hot Rolling of Long Products

The aim of ReduHeatLoss is to minimise heat losses of hot rolled long products along the rolling process. Many studies […]

H2-Ziegel – Energy efficiency and lowering of emissions – usage of hydrogen in brick industry

Background The German government aims to reduce the GHG emissions in Germany by at least 55% by 2030 and to […]

Me²H2-Methane pyrolysis

State of the Art Hydrogen has a steadily growing importance as an industrial feedstock in many industrial processes, as a […]

MemKoWI – Membrane processes for the separation of carbon dioxide and hydrogen from industrial gases

Subproject: Hydrogen separation from process gases in the iron and steel industry Initial situation Process gases or combustion gases from […]

Nanocarbides II – Influence of deep cryogenic treatment on distortion, corrosion and fracture toughness

Initial Position / Aims: In a previous project, high-alloy steels from the hot work, cold work and plastic moulding sectors […]