Projects

Projects from topic Circular Economy

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 […]

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 […]

INSPIREWATER – Innovative Solutions in the Process Industry for next generation Resource Efficient Water management

Initial situation Process related intake of scale, formation of hardness and salting (rolling mill cooling water) or metals in pickling […]

Slagreus – Reuse of slags from integrated steelmaking

Initial situation In Europe about 10 Mio.t/year of BOF slag are produced at the steelmaking. A main part is reused […]

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. […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Projects from topic Industry 4.0 and Measurement

stackMonitor – Online Blast Furnace Stack Status Monitoring

Initial situation: The decreasing and fluctuating quality of raw materials and the aim to maximise PCI and decrease coke rates […]

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 […]

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 […]

Projects from topic Process Optimization

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]