Projects

Projects from topic Circular Economy

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. […]

Schmelzinjekt2 – Recycling of zinc-containing filter dust

Initial situation: Quantity of zinc-containing filter dust from melting processes increases (Zn as corrosion protection) Up to now, recycling solution […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

SCI4climate – Scientific competence center for a climate-neutral and competitive basic industry in NRW

SCI4climate.NRW is a research project supported by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia in connection with the IN4climate initiative to develop […]

STEBGUT – Furnace roller

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

INCERV – Ceramic hot gas fans

Initial situation: Use of metallic fans is only possible to a limited extent due to high temperature values in industrial […]

Projects from topic Industry 4.0 and Measurement

Presed – Predictive Sensor Data mining

Initial situation: Some steelworks experiences problems with product deficiencies like slivers and cracks. Several pre-studies indicated a relationship between the time […]

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 […]

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 […]

CheckSIS – Performance assessment for automatic surface inspection systems

Initial situation: In modern steel production, automatic surface inspection systems (ASIS) are commonly used to detect and classify surface defects […]

Projects from topic Process Optimization

OptProKomp

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

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 […]

Electroless nickel dispersion coating for wear protection

Situation: Tool wear occurs during cutting and forming Temperature gradients and deviations Mechanical stresses Abrasion and surface fatigue Solution: Development […]

BOFdePhos – Control of Dephosphorisation in BOF process

Initial situation: End-point control of the Oxygen Steelmaking Converter (BOF) process is mainly based on results of a static charge […]