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7th project meeting DESTINY

On November 22nd and 23rd, 2022 the 7th project meeting for the SPIRE project “Development of an efficient microwave system […]

RFCS project “Embedded real-time analysis of continuous casting for machine-supported quality optimisation” (RealTimeCastSupport)

The second meeting for the RFCS project “Embedded real-time analysis of continuous casting for machine-supported quality optimisation” (RealTimeCastSupport) took place […]

BFI Film and Flyer

Here we present our new BFI film and flyer. The BFI offers innovative ideas and converts them into tailor-made, operational […]

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Our mission

We offer innovative ideas based on cutting-edge research which are translated into customized, operational solutions for the process industry. We see ourselves as a dynamic, customer-oriented and innovative partner for forward-looking innovative companies.

We strive for partnerships and projects in the following four fields which are of strategic importance for the BFI:

(1) Decarbonization and energy efficiency,
(2) Digitalization, Industry 4.0 and measurement technology,
(3) Circular economy,
(4) Process innovation and process optimization

Solutions

Stirring process monitoring

Goals: Monitoring and optimum control of ladle stirring in secondary metallurgy Information on the amount of stirring gas actually available […]

Adjustment of the fuel gas air ratio in the near stoichiometric range

Your goals: Efficient heat treatment of steel, non-ferrous metals, porcelain / ceramics Gas generation from natural gas Complete thermal post-combustion […]

1 MW pilot plant

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

New measuring instrument for the determination of the combustion technology properties of process, mixed and natural gases

Your goals: Efficient combustion of process, mixed and natural gases even in the case of changes in the fuel gas […]

Projects

Rolloilfree – Steel cold rolling with aqueous oilfree lubricants

Situation: Oil-based lubricants are state-of-the-art in cold rolling of steel and hot rolling of aluminium. 2-phase character of emulsions and […]

s-X-AIPI – self-X Artificial Intelligence for European Process Industry digital transformation

The overall objective of s-X-AIPI is to research, develop and experiment an innovative toolset of custom trustworthy self-X AI technologies […]

DeepQuality – Use of robust deep learning methods for the automatic quality assessment of steel products

Deep Learning aims to improve the automatic quality assessment of steel products by means of a holistic approach combining deep […]

IntellCutProcess – Optimisation of cutting processes using intelligent cutting tools

Situation: The company Adient produces seat rails (by forming and punching of steel sheet) with an annual production of approx. […]

InTEGrated – Development of innovative TEG systems

Background A huge amount of waste heat occurs during steel making processes which is given unused to the environment. Using […]