Projects

Projects from topic Circular Economy

INSPIREWATER – Innovative Solutions in the Process Industry for next generation Resource Efficient Water management

Initial situation Process related intake of scale, formation of hardness and salting (rolling mill cooling water) or metals in pickling […]

PSP-BOF – Removal of Phosphorus from BOF-slag

Initial situation Increased cost for raw materials and for landfilling have forced European steelmakers to look for new ways to […]

BioCOnversion – Bioconversion of CO/syngas into a plastic precursor

Initial situation Process gases from the steelworks are currently used thermally or are converted into electricity CO-containing process gases are […]

WEISS – Efficient operation of cooling water circuits by integrated desalination at the example of the steel industry

Initial situation Use of 2.3 billion m3 / a of water across industries for cooling purposes in Germany Salting due […]

Projects from topic Co2 reduction and energy efficiency

STEBGUT – Furnace roller

Initial situation: The heating of fine plates for hot-dip galvanizing and / or heat treatment takes place in continuous furnaces. […]

AdaptEAF – Adaptive EAF on-line control for improved energetic efficiency

Initial situation: Properties of scrap used as charge material for EAF steelmaking are changing with time regarding composition, yield, energy […]

Green Steel for Europe

Initial situation: The European Union set concrete targets for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in terms of its 2030 […]

LowCarbonFuture – Exploitation of Projects for Low-Carbon Future Steel Industry

Initial situation The iron and steel industry is one of the most energy intensive sectors EU Commissions Low Carbon Roadmap […]

Projects from topic Industry 4.0 and Measurement

MACO Pilot – Optimisation of the mixed-acid online monitoring and control in stainless steel pickling plants

Initial situation Economic pressure on European steel sector demands high flexible and favourable production Especially the pickling step is of […]

TopTemp – Shaft furnace analysis with acoustic gas temperature measurement

Initial situation: Shaft furnaces such as blast furnaces for pig iron production are highly effective aggregates, but very complex physico-chemical […]

DroMoSPlan – Drones for autonomous Monitoring of Steel Plants

Baseline situation – Drone technology is increasingly being used for civilian purposes and further developed in these areas. – For […]

DynaWater4.0 – Dynamic value creation networks through digital collaboration between industrial water management and production

Initial situation Automation, networking and digital technologies are transformation drivers of process water treatment Coordination of production processes and process […]

Projects from topic Process Optimization

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 […]

Nanocarbides – Enhancing technological properties of tool steels by cryogenic treatment

Initial Position: Cryogenic treatment – adjunctive treatment in hardening and tempering process to improve wear resistance and toughness of tool […]

Infire – Strategy to increase the hot strip rolling performance in terms of surface quality, final properties and reproducibility

Situation: Achieving high surface quality of hot rolled high strength steel strip and reproducible rolling results remains challenging: Primary scale […]

InnoZun – Improvement of the surface quality of stainless steel strip by secondary scale conditioning and innovative descaling processes

Situation: In hot processing of steel, reactions of the metal surface with ambient air result in the formation of complex […]