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Industrial furnaces for petrochemical, (bio)energy or waste installations must withstand enormous temperatures. But currently know-how of the exact chemical processes that occur when the furnace is in full operation is limited, as well as the effects of extreme heat on the interior bricks and isolation.

Arie van Vliet, CEO of Gouda Vuurvast Services is determined to change this with the research project ‘The Learning Stone’. Objective is to find innovative solutions by developing intelligent, fire-resistant bricks with sensor technology and integrated chips. Solutions that can benefit the entire sector to optimize asset performance and management. iTZiT created an animation to visualize the overall project ambition.

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