Projects

Projects from topic Circular Economy

UrbanNickel – Recovery and recycling of nickel from deposited neutralization sludge of the stainless steel industry

Situation: When pickling stainless steel large amounts of nickel-containing neutralization sludge are produced. Since 1970, approximately 1.2 million tons of […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Projects from topic Co2 reduction and energy efficiency

REKUKER – Ceramic heat exchanger

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

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 […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

MeltCon – Melt temperature control in electric arc furnace

Initial situation: Electric Arc Furnace has high demand of electrical and chemical energy. Precise end point control essential for energy […]

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 […]

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 […]

Projects from topic Process Optimisation

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 […]

non stick-FiReNi – Development of stress compatible coating systems for the optimization of cutting tools

Situation: Growing demands on cutting tools regarding cutting quality when processing high-quality strip materials, e.g. special paper, FRPs, insulating materials […]

HEROLL – Prevention of hydrogen embrittlement of cold rolling rolls by improved work roll material and lubricant configuration

Situation: Increasing number of cold rolling work rolls failures, induced through hydrogen. Damages and/or failures can also cause dangerous explosions […]

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 […]