Projects

Projects from topic Circular Economy

INSPIREWATER – Innovative Solutions in the Process Industry for next generation Resource Efficient Water management

Initial situation Process related intake of scale, formation of hardness and salting (rolling mill cooling water) or metals in pickling […]

RekCarb – Upcycle of carbon containing residuals and by-products through recrystallisation in molten metals

Initial Situation: Surplus of C-residuals Many carbon containing residuals are yet either burned or landfilled The chemical potential of carbon […]

MiningWater – Mining water recovery using innovative technologies for saving fresh water

Initial situation Conflicts of water use due to increasing water demand from population growth and industrial development combined with inadequate […]

SPOTVIEW – Sustainable Processes and Optimized Technologies for Industrially Efficient Water Usage in steel, dairy or pulp and paper industry

Initial situation Water use in steel industry: 1980 million m³ for production of 169 million tons crude steel divided in […]

Projects from topic Co2 reduction and energy efficiency

InnoKon – Innovative non-stick surface to increase the service life of oxygen lances on the converter

In the converter process, pig iron is converted into crude steel with the addition of oxygen. This is done using […]

ReflexRolle – Development of a reflecting, anti-adhesive Coating for furnace rollers

Within the planned research project a reflective and anti-adhesive coating will be developed for water-cooled furnace rolls in strip galvanizing […]

INTEGA – Thermoelectric generators (TEG) for high temperature

Situation: In the iron and steel industry, large amounts of heat are lost as radiation. One possibility for the use […]

SCI4climate – Scientific competence center for a climate-neutral and competitive basic industry in NRW

SCI4climate.NRW is a research project supported by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia in connection with the IN4climate initiative to develop […]

Projects from topic Industry 4.0 and Measurement

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 […]

TotOptLis – Through-process optimisation of liquid steelmaking

Initial situation: Process control in secondary metallurgy is based on static operating instructions and manual interventions, taking into account measurements […]

IConSys – Improved quality management in flat steel production

Initial situation DSS developed during DECFLAQ project is successful running since 2007 at ThyssenKrupp Rasselstein Operators are supported to check […]

TopTemp – Shaft furnace analysis with acoustic gas temperature measurement

Initial situation: Shaft furnaces such as blast furnaces for pig iron production are highly effective aggregates, but very complex physico-chemical […]

Projects from topic Process Optimization

SUSTAINTAP – Blast furnace sustained tapping practice

Initial situation Unknown position and voidage of the dead man Uncertainty concerning liquid levels of iron and slag Hearth wear […]

TriboCoat – Optimization of highly stressed sliding contacts by the use of innovative coating and surface concepts

Situation: Frequent malfunction in the case of sliding contacts in the boundary friction regime for discontinuous movements and high loads. […]

Electroless nickel dispersion coating for wear protection

Situation: Tool wear occurs during cutting and forming Temperature gradients and deviations Mechanical stresses Abrasion and surface fatigue Solution: Development […]

Mikrokaltschmieden – Application of machine hammer peening on profiled rolls for wear reduction and improvement of the surface quality and dimensional stability of hot-rolled profiles

Situation: Partially high wear rates can appear at hot rolling of profiles due to thermal and mechanical stresses. High mechanical […]