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Controlled quenching and heat recovery from thin walled, complex high performance, hardened Al alloy extrusions

Objective

Our Idea is to develop a computer controlled, advanced, profile spray quench, heat extraction system with advanced cooling rate control, closed loop thermal and dimensional control and integrated high grade heat recovery & re-use. We aim to recover 50% of the energy wasted at the profile cooling stage (for re-use in the energy intensive heat-ageing process), and simultaneously reduce scrap produced at the profile cooling stage by 25%. This would mean a saving of 1.9 million kWh of energy per line, and an increase in revenue of around € 1.3 million per line, almost trebling profit (through scrap turned into saleable product & reduction in energy used). The benefit to the environment is also substantial, with a reduction of 474Te of CO2 emissions per line

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2011
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Coordinator

THE UK INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS RESEARCH INSTITUTE LIMITED
EU contribution
€ 54 693,00
Address
PERA BUSINESS PARK NOTTINGHAM ROAD
LE13 0PB MELTON MOWBRAY
United Kingdom

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Region
East Midlands (England) Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire Leicestershire CC and Rutland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paul Tranter (Mr.)
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