Description: The Fraunhofer Center for High Temperature Materials and Design (HTL) in Bayreuth, Germany, is part of the Fraunhofer society, which is the largest organization for application-oriented research in Europe with about 24.000 employees in 67 institutes. The Center HTL is dedicated to industry related Research and Development for high temperature technologies. Organizationally the HTL is part of the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC, located in Würzburg, Germany. The about 70 professionals in the Center HTL have expertise in the areas of physics, chemistry and engineering branches, with long standing experience in process engineering, quality control, materials science, mechanics and technology.
The Fraunhofer Center for High Temperature Materials and Design HTL optimizes industrial heating processes and develops sensors and special measurement devices called TOM which help to characterize processes and materials in-situ at increased temperatures. HTL has profound experience with heating processes, sensor development and process optimization exploiting the combination of experimental in-situ-data and in-house-simulation tools especially in the field of glasses and ceramics.
Main tasks in FUDIPO:
The main tasks of HTL in the FUDIPO project are the development of high temperature sensor technologies for their potential use in industrial production sites, especially the large CHP – demonstrator at (Mälarenergi) where corrosion and abrasion are a major problem with respect to maintenance, maintenance prediction and up-time. Subsequent in-situ measurements with the sensors under development – together with computer simulation – will allow predictions about the interaction of the housing materials in the demonstrator with the heat and atmosphere in the high temperature process and thus about the reaction kinetics, corrosion and material stability in the industrial production conditions.
Main issues are the evaluation of materials and sensor set-ups which are most suitable for monitoring the considered industrial process, and how the relevant data are most effectively obtained and processed for use in the software tools developed by FUDIPO. Before installation in the demonstrator test and development will be performed at HTL using TOM_chem which allows simulation of the process condition in a lab furnace.
Dr.Gerhard Seifert:He is a senior scientist at the Center for High Temperature Materials HTL. He studied technical physics at the University of Bayreuth (Germany) and received a PhD in Physics there in 1994. He was active as researcher and lecturer at the University of Halle until 2011. In 2012, he joined the Fraunhofer Society, and in 2015 moved internally to the Fraunhofer Center HTL to become head of the simulation team. Main expertise are simulation of various types of high temperature process kinetics and microstructure-property simulation of materials at high temperatures.
Dr. Holger Friedrich: He is a senior scientist at the Center for High Temperature Materials HTL. He received his Diplom Ingenieur in materials sciences at Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen in 1999 and holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry which he obtained at the University of Würzburg in collaboration with the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research in Würzburg on his work on “Tape Casting of aqueous BatiO3”.