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ReduHeatLoss Workshop

BFI and Steel Academy are holding a workshop on 24 September 2024 as part of the RFCS project ReduHeatLoss. The […]

Creating value from waste in the steel industry: BFI is part of the new EU project ZHyRon

The aim of the EU-funded ZHyRON project is to develop a new process for recycling by-products from steel production based […]

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 […]

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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

CFD- and FEM-Simulation

Your Goals: Improvement of plant efficiency and component optimization by simulation of technical flows in furnace components (burners, fans etc…) […]

Flushing process monitoring

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

Chemical-free deposition of magnetic particles from liquid process media

Initial situation: In the iron, steel and metal processing industry, the input of metallic particles (for example, scale) into various […]

Recycling of process residues by injection into metallurgical processes

Initial situation: Fine-grained process residues (eg filter dust or dried sludge) often contain considerable amounts of metals, alloying components and […]

Projects

STEBGUT – Furnace roller

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

InnoZun – Improvement of the surface quality of stainless steel strip by secondary scale conditioning and innovative descaling processes

Situation: In hot processing of steel, reactions of the metal surface with ambient air result in the formation of complex […]

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. […]

Infire – Strategy to increase the hot strip rolling performance in terms of surface quality, final properties and reproducibility

Situation: Achieving high surface quality of hot rolled high strength steel strip and reproducible rolling results remains challenging: Primary scale […]

TempKorroSchu

Situation: During re-heating of material for the production of special long products and forged screws 1 to 2 % of […]