Welcome to the Oel-Waerme-Institut
OWI provides research services investigating and developing concepts and new technologies for heat and power generation on a basis of fossil and renewable fuels. It aims at developing energy-efficient and environmentally friendly products which are marketable. At the same time, OWI cooperates closely with industrial partners and research institutes and sees itself as an mediator between fundamental and applied research. OWI is a non-profit organisation and an acknowledged institute affiliated to RWTH Aachen University.
Retarding Metal Dusting in Industrial Furnaces – Are Sol-Gel-coatings a solution?
7th June 2013 – How corrosion by Metal Dusting can be retarded as long as possible, is an important question that concerns manufacturers and operators of industrial furnaces. In a past joint research project the OWI Oel-Waerme-Institut and the Stiftung Institut für Werkstofftechnik (IWT) in Bremen could prove that with zirconium oxide (ZrO2) coatings produced using the Sol-Gel-method material samples significantly increase resistance to Metal Dusting … More
Supporting the Constructor of Heating Systems and Industrial Furnaces – A Method for Assessment of Metallic Components in High-temperature Applications
28th May 2013 – A new, computer-based assessment method supports companies in the industrial furnace and heating system construction regarding metallic, cylindrical components and rollers. By means of this method, the expected change in shape and the service life can be predicted from creep data of the material. Input are the component dimensions and the operating temperature. … More
Good Scientific Work –
OWI Acknowledged as an Affiliated Institute of RWTH Aachen University
29th April, 2013 – The Oel-Waerme-Institute (OWI) was acknowledged as an “affiliated Institute of RWTH Aachen University” by the rectorate of the university. RWTH Aachen acknowledges external institutions as affiliated institutes of the university, when they fulfil scientific tasks, for which the university itself lacks capacities, and when their research and development projects serve the technology transfer into industry. OWI researches and develops in different areas of environmentally friendly heat and power generation, such as … More
Opening Up Technological Potentials in the Heating Market –
OWI Published its Annual Report 2012
18th April, 2013 – The annual report 2012 of OWI gives insights into research and development activities at OWI. The affiliated institute of RWTH Aachen University is concerned with the efficient and environmentally friendly use of fossil and renewable energies. The focus of the current report lies on “heating technologies of the future” … More
Service und Infopool
For companies that are interested in a quick overview of the research and development at OWI and want to know what OWI can do for them, this is the right place … more
OWI offers a wide range of training opportunities for students and career opportunities for junior scientists. We are always looking for student assistants; we provide options and topics for writing academic papers and for a PhD on the basis of a scholarship … more