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Save the date: BFI-Colloquium on May 11, 2022

In 2022, the BFI again wants to inform you about the results of current research projects and new research ideas […]

VALCRA – Final Webinar held on 16th December, 14:00 – 16:00 CET

The VALCRA team welcomes you to Final Roadmap event where a summary of the project will be given as well […]

VALCRA – Webinar held on 2nd December, 10:00 – 12:30 CET

We invite you to this webinar of our project VALCRA, on Wednesday, the 2nd of December at 10 am: Cracks […]

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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

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 […]

Stirring process monitoring

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

Hydrogen for a low CO2 steel production

As the steel industry is responsible for around 6 % of the global anthropogenic CO2 emissions, it has a high […]

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 […]

Projects

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. […]

FOMTM – Fibre optical thermal monitoring at CC billet mould

Initial situation: The initial solidification of the molten steel is important for determining the quality of the cast product Rim formation […]

NickelRück – Recovery of nickel from process waters of phosphating

Initial situation: Processes and waste water containing nickel are produced during the phosphating of steels Seizure of phosphating sludge after […]

WEISS – Efficient operation of cooling water circuits by integrated desalination at the example of the steel industry

Initial situation Use of 2.3 billion m3 / a of water across industries for cooling purposes in Germany Salting due […]

NanoZunKonLub – Application of nanoparticle enhanced coatings for scale conditioning in die forging processes in order to optimize the tribological system

Situation: Scale formation of 1 to 2 % during reheating of the material for die forging process lead to material […]