The IOB is again strongly represented at the scientific advisory board meeting of FOGI. In addition to reporting on ongoing projects, the IOB can again successfully place a new project idea.
Every year in September, the Research Association of Industrial Furnace Manufacturers (Forschungsgemeinschaft Industrieofenbau e.V., FOGI) invites to the scientific advisory board meeting at the VDMA headquarters in Frankfurt am Main. For Professor Pfeifer and his colleagues from the IOB, the trip to Frankfurt has been a regular part of the calendar for years.
Many of the institute’s research projects are conducted via FOGI or the underlying application-authorized research association of the Forschungskuratorium Maschinenbau e.V. (FKM). The FKM bundles and coordinates pre-competitive research for mechanical engineering. At the IOB, these are projects of the Industrial Collective Research (Industrielle Gemeinschaftsforschung, IGF) with reference to industrial furnace technology and combustion.
On September 13, five projects and one lead technology project with IOB participation were reported. One of these projects is “Flexible Furnace Operation Modes”, which is running in cooperation with the IfW of the TU Darmstadt and the OWI — Science for Fuels. The current status of the following projects with pure RWTH participation was also presented: the “Coupled Process Chain Modeling” together with the IBF and IAT and “Surface Contacts II”, in which the IOB is cooperating with the GHI in addition to the IBF. Reports were also given on the IOB project “Impingement Jets — CFD” as well as on the project of “Spray Nozzle Fields in Cooling Sections” completed together with the LTV of the OvGU Magdeburg. In addition, the IOB has a share in the lead technology project “TTgoesH2″ of the GWA of the TU Freiberg. Behind the links to the projects and partners more detailed information is available.
In addition to reports on ongoing and completed projects, new project ideas are always discussed at the meeting. Valuable here is the discussion of the research institutions with the members of FOGI, consisting of companies e.g. of plant engineering, component suppliers and end users. The IOB was able to successfully present its new project idea and now has the opportunity to bring it into the application phase. So, in addition to exciting discussions, one always comes home with work in the best case scenario. Through continuous collaboration, the IOB keeps its presence in FOGI strong and is proud of its projects located there.
Upcoming PAC meeting in November
In addition to the September meeting in Frankfurt a.M., there is also a spring meeting. After being held at the IWT in Bremen this years spring, the 2024 meeting will be hosted by the OWI in Aachen. In addition to the reports at the twice-yearly Scientific Advisory Board meeting, meetings of the Project Advisory Committees (PACs) play a central role in IGF projects. The IOB is organizing a PAC meeting colloquium on November 28 and 29, at which the current status of IGF projects with IOB participation will be discussed in depth. Interested companies are cordially invited to attend.
Further information on the project partners:
- IAT – Chair of Information and Automation Systems for Process and Material Technology, RWTH Aachen University
- IBF – Institute of Metal Forming, RWTH Aachen University
- IfW – Institute of Materials Science, TU Darmstadt
- GHI – Institute of Mineral Engineering, RWTH Aachen University
- GWA – Lehrstuhl für Gas- und Wärmetechnische Anlagen der TU Bergakademie Freiberg
- LTV – Chair of Thermodynamics and Combustion, Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg
- OWI – OWI Science for Fuels gGmbH