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Renewables technologies and materials


The development of innovative technologies for wastes treatment and low environment impact energy production proves our commitment on the healthy relationship between industrial development and quality of life.

RINA Consulting provides original technological solutions, tailored to the Client’s needs, in order to guarantee performing, reliable and fitting industrial processes.

We are able to perform these activities thanks to a remarkable know-how on Iron & Steel processes (i.e., melting, combustion, etc.), materials (metals, ceramics, refractories, etc.) and high temperature technologies (i.e., blast furnaces, heating furnaces, chemical reactors, etc.).

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RINA Consulting technological offer concerns the following stacked levels: feasibility study, technology development and industrial scaling-up.

We address the process which best fits the Client's demand amongst several possible technologies (pyrolysis, gasification, combustion, melting, etc.) and we take advantage of analysis data from on-field measurements. Refined statistical methodologies, having passed hundreds of numerical simulations, laboratory scale testing and economical appraisals, are used in this activity.

Furthermore, we develop the required process by means of “ad hoc” personalization of our experimental facilities. Therefore, it mostly consists of:
  • design and development of plant prototypes
  • experimental campaigns aimed at defining the best operational practices
  • qualification of the prototype and the scaled-up process in terms of efficiency, effectiveness and costs.
This capability is supported by a Plasma Torch, a Cyclon Combustor, a Rotary Kiln pilot plant at our headquarter in Rome (Italy), and an Electric Arc facility located at Terni (Italy). Moreover, a Combustion Station at Dalmine (Italy) is devoted to the development of new generation environmental-friendly burners.

We are also involved in R&D projects and activities concerning the End of Life Vehicles (ELV) disposal issues and vehicles' Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) aimed at both helping the automotive industry to fit the European Directive 2000/53/CE (recovery and re-use of least the 85% of vehicle weights) and reducing such heavy metals as Pb, Hg, Cd, Cr-VI in surface coatings.

Such involvement regards the development of Integrated Systems for Fluff Treatment based on two processes: Volatilization Rotary Kiln - devoted to turn the Fluff into secondary raw materials and - Gasification Rotary Kiln - for the final energy production.

Finally, we are also skilled in special services to improve the disponibility and efficiency of plants, by developing methodological approaches to assess the causes of failure, their rate (statistical analysis of MTBF, MMTR, etc.) and the technological solutions to improve the situation (new materials and manufacturing technologies, optimized inspection plans, etc.).



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