A large number of different heaters are available for industrial heating processes, but they can only be used in certain atmospheres, do not allow a change of energy source and sometimes have inadequate mechanical properties. Furthermore, in view of the long service life of industrial furnaces in the range of several decades, the energy source used plays an important role for cost efficiency and environmental friendliness. Heating by means of fuel gases is still much cheaper today than electrical heating, which will probably change in the next two decades with rising CO2 taxes and cheaper electricity from renewable energy sources. To enable flexibility in the use of the energy source and the combustion atmosphere, new types of heaters with improved thermomechanical properties are needed, which are currently not available.
The objective of the joint project is to develop new types of MMC resistance heaters with the following property profile:
The newly developed heating elements are to be characterised and tested in the heating application with regard to their application behaviour.
||01.05.2021 bis 30.04.2024
||Bavarian State Ministry for Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy|
Fraunhofer-Center HTLPaul Rauschert Steinbach GmbH
Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Konrad Schmidling GmbH
Erich NETZSCH GmbH & Co. Holding KG
Paul Rauschert Steinbach GmbH
|Project Management at the HTL