BASIC RESEARCH

The Feralpi Group is a proactive player in the field of basic research,  by taking part and contributing to national and international research programmes, being convinced of the importance of investing resources in developing new scientific theories that fuels applied technological innovations in the medium-long term. This approach, too, reflects the belief of Feralpi in sustainable development.

 

FISSAC project

FISSAC is a 54-month research project, which was launched in September 2015 as part of Horizon 2020, the European research and innovation programme.
The overall objective is to develop and demonstrate a new industrial paradigm that develops the concept of “circular economy”.
Starting from an innovative intra-sectorial symbiosis model (the partnership involves 26 companies from 9 different European countries) and taking a “zero waste” approach in the construction value chain for resource-intensive industries (steel, aluminium, mining, chemicals, demolition and construction), the ambitious goal is to develop a method and a software platform for the exchange and sharing of information in order to demonstrate the possibility of transforming – at a process and product level – waste from the production process of an industrial sector into secondary raw materials that can be reused in another industrial sector. Go to the project: www.fissacproject.eu

Location: Feralpi Siderurgica

 

RIMFOAM project

Co-funded by the EU Research Fund for Coal and Steel (RFCS), Rimfoam is a three-year research project covering the evaluation and use of waste materials containing metal oxides and hydrocarbons as slag foaming agents in electric arc furnaces.

Location: Feralpi Siderurgica

Fabefin

Developed under Competitiveness Agreements, the “Feralpi Siderurgica S.p.A.: a smart factory for efficiency and innovation” is a project co-funded by the Lombardy Region Government.  The aim is to enhance the competitiveness and attractiveness of the Lombardy region, by promoting innovation in production processes, supporting permanent employment at the Lonato-based plant and improving the quality of existing human capital through the implementation of a plan that covers various areas of the entire steelmaking process, from scrap charge loading to downstream processed products.

Location: Feralpi Siderurgica

 

PerMonList

Co-funded by the European Research Fund for Coal and Steel (RFCS), the PerMonList project has been designed to develop and use calculation systems and performance monitoring methods in steelmaking processes. This project focuses on the implementation of through-process simulation and on-line control systems, and the use of dedicated and innovative measurement equipment, the aim being to put the Industry 4.0 self-learning/self-adapting criteria based on previous results (“Machine Learning”) to good use in processes.

Location: Feralpi Siderurgica

 

WireAccuracy 4.0

A project known as “Wire Accuracy 4.0: through-process interventions for making wire rod products using thermo-mechanical treatment, steel bars and new steel downstream-processed products, using Industry 4.0 engineering and control systems”, co-funded by the Italian Ministry of Economic Development (MISE), was launched in 2018.

Location: Feralpi Siderurgica

 

Quality Integration

The project known as “Quality Integration – Increasing product quality and flexibility in the production of wire rod and sections through innovative technologies applied to the entire production chain”, co-funded by the Italian Ministry of Economic Development (MISE), was launched in 2017.

Location: Acciaierie di Calvisano, FerPar, Arlenico

 

Support Cast

The aim of this four-year project, co-funded by the European Community, under the Research Fund for Coal and Steel (RFCS) call for tender, is to improve the quality outside and inside continuous casting billets, by conducting process simulations and adopting innovative engineering solutions to minimize internal defects, and applying surface temperature mapping of billets to detect any casting defects.

Location: Acciaierie di Calvisano

 

OPTISCRAP MANAGE project

The research project known as “Optiscrap Manage”, which is co-funded by the EU Research Fund for Coal and Steel (RFCS), was launched in 2014 at Acciaierie di Calvisano in partnership with research centres and industrial groups. The main aim is to optimize the management of scrap charging operations and adopt operating practices that improve EAF performance and cut down production costs.

Location: Acciaierie di Calvisano

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