News from the IOB

FOGI meeting in Frankfurt a.M.

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: