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Kick-off for direct reduction pilot plant

Together with thyssenkrupp Steel and the plant manufacturer TS Elino, the BFI has started work on the construction of the […]

4th project meeting DissHeat

On 26 October 2023, the 4th project meeting for the RFCS project “Valorisation and dissemination of the heating technology findings […]

RealTimeCastSupport

Many thanks for your interest in our RealTimeCastSupport-Workshop. The presentations can be downloaded in the RealTimeCastSupport-Blog. RealTimeCastSupport Also a link […]

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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

1 MW pilot plant

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

Thermography for energy monitoring of products and processes

With the aid of thermocameras, temperatures and energy losses of products and aggregates can be visualized Your goals: Non-contact detection […]

Optimization of dedusting

Goals: Cost-effective inventory and assessment of existing plants with regard to dust emissions and the efficiency of dedusting Proposal and […]

Stirring process monitoring

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

Projects

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 […]

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 […]

iSLAG – Optimising slag recycling through on-line characterization devices and intelligent decision support systems

This project aims at improving slag valorization from electric steelmaking process route through improved slag conditioning and exploration of new […]

STEBGUT – Furnace roller

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

EvalHD – High resolution process data for quality assessment

Initial situation Plant-wide quality databases exist at many steel producers Data-warehouses are optimized for per-coil data access For statistical analysis […]