Ongoing Projects

  • KPN Controlled tapping

    In the metal producing processes, hot liquid metal will be tapped from the industrial furnaces. In this project NTNU and SINTEF, with the Norwegian industry, determine the fundamentals affecting the tapping operation.
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  • KPN Reduced CO2 emissions in metal production

    Norway has a long history in the metals industry, and remains amongst the industry leaders. The industry partners in KPN Reduced CO2 includes all the Norwegian producers of Silicon, ferroalloys and titania slag, e.g., Elkem, Eramet, Wacker, Finnfjord, FerroGlobe and TiZir.
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  • FME Centre for an Energy Efficient and Competitive Industry for the Future (HighEFF)

    Enormous amounts of energy are wasted in the industry, mainly in the form of heat, due to inefficient processes, or lack of technology or possibilities to utilize the waste heat. The amount of annually produced waste heat is as high as the total heating demand in Europe! The heat may however not be available at a high enough temperature, and often there are no potential users nearby the plant.
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  • SFI Metal Production

    Metal Production is an interdisciplinary Centre for Research-based Innovation (SFI). During the next decades, the Norwegian metal industry will need to achieve even higher-quality output with more efficient use of resources and energy.
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Completed Projects

  • Demaskus

    When looking at photos from industries where metal is produced; it often looks quite dramatic with hot, glowing metal and lots of dust and sparks. This dust is actually not wanted in these processes, but it is very difficult to avoid it. Whenever molten metal is in contact with air, dust tends to form.
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