Reduction of heat losses during hot rolling of long products


Reduction of heat losses during hot rolling of long products

Reduction of heat losses during hot rolling of long products

Teams Meeting


The teams-meating  takes place from 8.45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. CEST (Berlin Time)


Hot rolling mills strive to produce as efficiently as possible. For this reason, hot rolling mills take high production costs into account. High heat losses during the whole hot rolling process play one major role. Heat losses are caused by heat sinks related e.g. to descaling, work roll cooling, cross sprays and conveyer rolls. The seminar gives an overview of proposing solutions that can be implemented with limited efforts in terms of design or process engineering to reduce heat losses and to increase their economic efficiency. They are mandatory for the future perspective to achieve better product quality, to improve work roll performance, to save energy costs and thus, to increase economic efficiency in hot rolling of long products.

The ReduHeatLoss Project

The seminar is organised as a workshop activity within the project “ReduHeatLoss” (Reduction of heat losses during hot rolling of long products). This is a project sponsored by the Research Fund for Coal and Steel (RFCS; Project No. 899290). The aim of this project is to reduce heat losses during hot rolling of long products by optimised descaling and work roll cooling to improve the efficiency of the rolling process combined with intelligent online control system for descaling and roll cooling. The project was started the 1st of July 2020 and ends in 2024. By this seminar the European steel plants will be informed about the activities and selected practical results in the ReduHeatLoss project.  

Who should participate

  • European steel industry
  • Supplying industry for descaling, roll cooling and lubrication
  • Supplying industry for surface inspection
  • Operating staff / engineers from furnace and hot rolling mills
  • Staff from innovation departments or production optimization
  • Plant manufacturers for the steel and related industry


Please send your registration to:


The TEAMS meeting is free of charge.


VDEh-Betriebsforschungsinstitut GmbH
Tuncer Ümit
Sohnstraße 69
40237 Düsseldorf, Germany
E-mail: tuncer.uemit@bfi.de / Phone: +49 211 98492 217