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BFI-Colloquium 2022

BFI-Colloquium 2022 On May 11, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., this year’s BFI colloquium will take place as […]

Real laboratory of the energy transition makes steel production more sustainable thanks to hydrogen

Press Release With H2Steel, a real laboratory for the energy transition is being launched at the largest European steel location […]

The BFI supports you in the application, preparation and monitoring of funding projects

Situation: Many companies in the process industry are very interested in participating in publicly funded projects on new innovative R&D […]

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We offer innovative ideas and implement them by excellent applied research in customised operational solutions for process industry. We consider ourselves as a dynamic partner for foresighted acting companies.

Solutions

DynTemp – Fiber optic melt temperature measurement

Initial situation: The measurement of a representative melt temperature which is the average value of the entire melt, is of […]

1 MW pilot plant

Your goals: Examination of burners, components and devices under operating conditions in trial operation with process and metallurgical gases from […]

On-line measurement of acid and metal salt concentration in pickling baths

Initial situation: The targeted adjustment of the optimum concentrations of free acid fractions and metals in industrial steel pickling baths […]

Optimization of block casting

Your goals: Cost-effective evaluation of possible process changes Improve product quality Avoiding rejects Our portfolio: Design / optimization of pouring […]

Projects

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 […]

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 […]

SimulEAF – Optimization of the processes in the electric arc furnace

Initial situation: The complete simulation of the complex processes in the electric arc furnace requires a previously uncontrolled numerical effort. […]

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 […]

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 […]