Climate Control with Heat Insulation and Energy Efficiency in Production Environments and Melting Pots

Specific problem/need/opportunity area

The intense heat generated from melting pots and machinery in production environments, especially during the summer months, adversely affects the health and well-being of employees. Due to the unchangeable elements of the processes, this heat must be mitigated through various means. While external heat can be blocked with insulation, the heat generated within the production environment cannot yet be controlled. Innovative solutions are being sought to dissipate, absorb, or repurpose this heat, making the environment more comfortable for employees.

Energy consumption in the melting pots used in production is a significant contributor to unit costs. Efficient production must be achieved without compromising production parameters and the time and quality of working

conditions for our employees. Therefore, innovative solutions that improve energy efficiency in melting pots and simultaneously enhance the comfort of our employees are sought.

Expectations from the Technology Supplier:

  • Solutions like heat-absorbing materials, cooling technologies, heat recovery systems, efficient combustion systems, heating systems with alternative energy sources, heating technologies in melting furnaces, circulation systems, effective insulation solutions, HVAC systems, filtering technologies, automatic heat control, and optimization systems.
  • The solution should increase the comfort and protect the health of
    employees by reducing the ambient temperature.
  • The solution should ensure energy efficiency and sustainability.
  • The solution should be integrable and applicable to existing systems.
  • Cost-effective solutions are preferred.

Technology Supplier Qualifications:

  • Environmental Compliance and Sustainability: The solutions offered by the technology supplier should be produced using environmentally friendly materials and minimize environmental impact.
  • Innovative Material Technologies: Suppliers focusing on innovative material technologies will be preferred. For example, lightweight and durable materials that effectively manage heat can be used.
  • Durability and Performance: Solutions should withstand harsh
    conditions in production environments and provide long-lasting
  • Energy Efficiency: Solutions offered by the technology supplier should
    minimize energy consumption and be cost-effective.
  • Integration Capabilities: Solutions should be seamlessly integrable with existing production systems and operate compatibly.
  • Cost-Effectiveness: The solution should be cost-effective, providing long-term economic benefits for businesses.

Additional Information:

  • Lead Melting Pots
  • Pots with a maximum capacity of 25 tons
  • Natural gas-fired lead melting pots

Call Timeline:

  • Call Announcement and Application Start: June 29, 2024
  • Application Deadline: July 29, 2024
  • Application Evaluation: July 30, 2024
  • Introduction, Information, and Initial Q&A Session: August 1, 2024
  • Second Evaluation: August 2, 2024
  • Second Q&A Session, NDA, and Technical Details: August 5, 2024
  • Solution Presentations/Demo Day: August 20, 2024
  • Announcement of Winners and PoC Process: August 21 – September 3, 2024