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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
Address
Pera Business Park Nottingham Road
LE13 0PB Melton Mowbray
United Kingdom
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 54 693
Administrative Contact
Paul Tranter (Mr.)

Participants (7)

NORTON HYDRAULICS (MIDLAND) LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 243 744
Address
Meriden Street 43-45
B5 5LS Birmingham
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Wayne Hubball (Mr.)
LUBRISERV LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 211 599
Address
Awsworth, Park Hill 51
NG16 2RD Nottingham
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Richard Wells (Mr.)
HEAT TRANSFER SYSTEMS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 215 920
Address
Ridge Hall High Peak
SK23 9UD Chapel En Le Frith
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
John Shorthouse (Mr.)
ACCURATE SENSORS TECHNOLOGIES LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 219 028
Address
Blue Street Industrial Park Misgav
20174 Misgav
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ofer Yoely (Mr.)
TECHNOSAM SRL
Romania
EU contribution
€ 200 509
Address
Fagului Str 35
440186 Satu Mare
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Cornelia Turtureanu (Ms.)
BOAL B.V.
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 82 287
Address
De Hondert Margen 12
2678 ZH De Lier
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kjell Nilsen (Mr.)
INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DE ARAGON
Spain
EU contribution
€ 14 788
Address
Maria De Luna 8
50018 Zaragoza
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jose-Ramon Valdes (Mr.)