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 […]

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 […]

BioCOnversion – Bioconversion of CO/syngas into a plastic precursor

Initial situation Process gases from the steelworks are currently used thermally or are converted into electricity CO-containing process gases are […]

Schmelzinjekt2 – Recycling of zinc-containing filter dust

Initial situation: Quantity of zinc-containing filter dust from melting processes increases (Zn as corrosion protection) Up to now, recycling solution […]

Projects from topic Co2 reduction and energy efficiency

REKUKER – Ceramic heat exchanger

Initial situation: Steel recuperators are limited in the application temperature. Ceramic recuperator burners are suitable for 1,200 ° C, but […]

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 […]

PlantTemp – Plant wide control of steel bath temperature

Initial Situation The aim of steel bath temperature control is to prepare the melt such that it meets the target […]

PowGETEG – TEG for high temperature waste heat recovery

Initial situation: Industries involve a huge amount of energy demand. A considerable amount of this energy is lost and escapes […]

Projects from topic Industry 4.0 and Measurement

DroMoSPlan – Drones for autonomous Monitoring of Steel Plants

Baseline situation – Drone technology is increasingly being used for civilian purposes and further developed in these areas. – For […]

MACO Pilot – Optimisation of the mixed-acid online monitoring and control in stainless steel pickling plants

Initial situation Economic pressure on European steel sector demands high flexible and favourable production Especially the pickling step is of […]

SafeDewPoint – Acid dew point and corrosion sensors for dynamic waste heat recovery from steel mill flue gases

During combustion of steel mill gases acid dew point temperature varies strongly. SafeDewPoint aims to recover waste heat in hot […]

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 […]

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 […]

IntellCutProcess – Optimisation of cutting processes using intelligent cutting tools

Situation: The company Adient produces seat rails (by forming and punching of steel sheet) with an annual production of approx. […]

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. […]

OptiBlaFIns – Analysis of blast furnace hearth state

Initial situation: bad hearth condition influences energy consumption, operational stability, hot metal quality and productivity. from earlier research projects offline […]