Projects

Projects from topic Circular Economy

MePHy-Methane pyrolysis

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

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

REKUKER – Ceramic heat exchanger

Initial situation: Steel recuperators are limited in the application temperature. Ceramic recuperator burners are suitable for 1,200 ° C, but […]

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 […]

H2BF – CO2-Mitigation through Injection of H2 into the Blast Furnace – Project Phase 1

This project is funded from the State of NRW and aims to technically investigate a new, modified blast furnace process. […]

Projects from topic Industry 4.0 and Measurement

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

FOMTM – Fibre optical thermal monitoring at CC billet mould

Initial situation: The initial solidification of the molten steel is important for determining the quality of the cast product Rim formation […]

Projects from topic Process Optimization

ReduWearGuid – Reduction of wear on guiding components in hot rolling finishing and coiling line for improved service life time and product surface quality

Situation: The main requirements of wear components in hot strip mills are high resistance against: abrasive wear to increase lifetime, […]

OptProKomp

OptProKomp – Optimized process chain for the generation of demand-oriented material properties for extremely loaded machine and plant components Situation: […]

NanoZunKonLub – Application of nanoparticle enhanced coatings for scale conditioning in die forging processes in order to optimize the tribological system

Situation: Scale formation of 1 to 2 % during reheating of the material for die forging process lead to material […]

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 […]