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VDEh-Betriebsforschungsinstitut (BFI) with new dual leadership

Düsseldorf. The VDEh-Betriebsforschungsinstitut (BFI) has a new top management: Michael Hensmann (58) and Dr. Matthias Kozariszczuk (51) are the new […]

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 […]

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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

Flushing process monitoring

Your goals: Monitoring and optimal control of gas flushing ladle treatments in secondary metallurgy Information on the amount of purge […]

DynAcid – Online concentration monitoring in pickling baths

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

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 […]

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 […]

Projects

RealTimeCastSupport

H2Stahl – Hydrogen technologies for a successive decarbonisation of the steel industry

The objective of the project H2Stahl coordinated by BFI is a far-reaching conversion of the steel industry to hydrogen technologies. […]

H2-Ziegel – Energy efficiency and lowering of emissions – usage of hydrogen in brick industry

Background The German government aims to reduce the GHG emissions in Germany by at least 55% by 2030 and to […]

HyBeSt – Hybrid Heating in the steel industry

Initial situation Optimal use of renewable energy in industry poses major challenges to production flexibility Synchronizing fluctuating energy supply and […]

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