The EU's climate protection goals and the increasing cost of energy require more sustainable thermal treatment processes as well as new or modified industrial furnaces. Fraunhofer Center HTL offers its expertise in this area and, upon request, carries out the planning and design of energy-efficient thermal process devices for customers. This includes all phases of project realization, from concept creation to environmental and safety planning, material and energy flow analyses, basic and detailed engineering, layout plans, visualization, specification sheets, and tender evaluations. The HTL can also support device and process monitoring and the integration of furnaces into production processes through software selection, interface programming, and sensor technology. Smaller custom devices can be built by the HTL (see device engineering). Two key success factors in realizing sustainable thermal processes are thermal management and device control. The HTL has special expertise in both of these areas.