Beside the metal working and the cut-to-length plants thermal processing lines are an important part of the assets within the industry. As industrial goods they are custom-built to fullfill costomer?s need and requirement. For doing so deep knowledge of performance data as well as skills at fluid dynamics and thermodynamics is requiered Thermal processing lines have a consumption about 40 % of the overall industrial energy. Energy efficiency issues are getting more and more important. The working group covers representatives from manufactures, operating companies as well as universities.
• Sharing of knowledge and networking of industry, manufactures and university • Working on questions related to furnaces, e. g. new procedures, materials and construction principles coming from industry or science • Generating of standards and planning documents (Acceptance procedures, energy saving checklist)