Projects

Projects from topic Circular Economy

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 […]

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 […]

NickelRück – Recovery of nickel from process waters of phosphating

Initial situation: Processes and waste water containing nickel are produced during the phosphating of steels Seizure of phosphating sludge after […]

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 […]

Projects from topic Co2 reduction and energy efficiency

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 […]

PreventSecDust – Reduction of dust emissions in the furnace

Initial situation: Due to the wide range of material transports, the preparation of the fluff is one of the largest […]

INTEGA – Thermoelectric generators (TEG) for high temperature

Situation: In the iron and steel industry, large amounts of heat are lost as radiation. One possibility for the use […]

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 […]

Projects from topic Industry 4.0 and Measurement

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

DynStir – Dynamic stirring in secondary metallurgy

Initial situation: Stirring is often carried out on the basis of static pre-set parameters, without regard to the changing metallurgical […]

Projects from topic Process Optimisation

ROLLOILFREE – Cold rollers with oil-free lubricants

Situation: Oil-based lubricants are state-of-the-art in cold rolling of steel and hot rolling of aluminium. 2-phase character of emulsions and […]

S5 – Integrated thickness and flatness control

Initial situation: The regulations of the strip thickness and the strip planarity influence each other. The planarity controller is artificially […]

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 […]

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 […]