The target of our work is the increased material, energy, and cost efficiency of industrial processes at high temperatures. Thus, we contribute to an improved sustainability and environmental compatibility of production and manufacturing processes, and advanced furnace technologies in a competitive market.
The application of various energy resources for decreased emission figures, for example, is a challenge for materials and process control. We investigate the behaviour of materials at high temperatures in order to increase the lifetime of furnace components and productivity, to improve the quality of the products, and to develop new materials and components. Models of the heating processes help to identify opportunities for energy savings and to improve the temperature distribution and the heat transfer.
- Material and energy efficiency of industrial heating processes
- Material performance at high temperatures, corrosion, wear
- Component development for high temperature processes
- Modelling of high temperature processes
in close co-operation with
Fraunhofer ISC - Center for High Temperature Materials and Design HTL, Bayreuth