Projects

Projects from topic Circular Economy

Schwermetall-Adsorber – Development of an adsorption material for selective heavy metal removal from industrial process waters

Initial situation: For the circulation of process water, dissolved heavy metals must be removed, e.g. From cooling water or washing […]

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 […]

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 […]

HiJetRod Pilot – Resource-efficient hydromechanical descaling system for wire coils

Initial situation Descaling of stainless steel wire requires several pickling steps with high consumption of chemicals and long treatment time. […]

Projects from topic Co2 reduction and energy efficiency

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 […]

PowGETEG – TEG for high temperature waste heat recovery

Initial situation: Industries involve a huge amount of energy demand. A considerable amount of this energy is lost and escapes […]

PlantTemp – Plant wide control of steel bath temperature

Initial Situation The aim of steel bath temperature control is to prepare the melt such that it meets the target […]

Longlife Tuyere – New improved blast furnace tuyeres

Initial situation: Burning of tuyeres is the most common cause of unplanned shutdowns of blast furnaces A total non-productive energy […]

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 […]

I2MSteel – Software agents for a new automation paradigm

I2MSteel – Development of a new information and automation paradigm for intelligent and integrated manufacturing in the process industry based […]

Quality4.0 – Transparent product quality supervision in the age of Industry 4.0

Situation: Progressive digitalization is changing the game of many industrial sectors. One of the main aspects of todays’ Industry 4.0 […]

OptDeslag – Improved deslagging and slag conditioning

Initial situation: Performance of many metallurgical operations is significantly influenced by the condition of the slag Therefore in some cases […]

Projects from topic Process Optimization

OptiBlaFIns – Analysis of blast furnace hearth state

Initial situation: bad hearth condition influences energy consumption, operational stability, hot metal quality and productivity. from earlier research projects offline […]

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 […]

SUSTAINTAP – Blast furnace sustained tapping practice

Initial situation Unknown position and voidage of the dead man Uncertainty concerning liquid levels of iron and slag Hearth wear […]

TempKorroSchu

Situation: During re-heating of material for the production of special long products and forged screws 1 to 2 % of […]