Workshop and Networking event - Icing mitigation and monitoring solutions
Icing has been posing challenges to the optimal and safe operation of ice-prone systems such as aircrafts, wind turbines, power lines, roads, trains, ships or others.
Although icing mitigation and prevention methods have been studied heavily since the early 1900s, modern technology keeps providing improved solutions or alternative options to be implemented. In this workshop you will hear from five experts about the latest trends and solutions regarding icing mitigation and ice monitoring, which are being developed for several ice-prone systems. Furthermore, we will hear an inspirational story of a young start-up and how it is tackling the icing problems with its coating solutions.
During the workshop and the networking event you will:
- Hear about the latest trends in coating solutions used in ice mitigation
- Learn about how advanced ice monitoring and detection solutions can be implemented in your assets
- Get inspired by discovering potential new markets
- Make new contacts in this domain during the networking session
09:30 Welcome and Registration
10:00 Opening of the workshop, Özlem Ceyhan Yilmaz (Sirris, Belgium)
10:10 'Optical sensors for icing detection' - Stijn Kok (University of Antwerp, Belgium)
10:30 'SENS4ICE project ice detection technologies overview and initial results' - Carsten Schwarz and Christoph Deiler (DLR, Germany)
10:50 ‘Rotor-blade based ice detection systems’ Thomas Schlegl and Karl Fatrdla (eologix, Austria)
11:30 'SURFICE - Smart surface design for efficient ice protection and control' - Carlo Antonini (University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy)
11:50 'Comparison of coating solutions for icing mitigation' - Joey Bosmans (Sirris, Belgium)
12:10 Live company interview (MicronX, Netherlands): 'How to step up in providing break-through ice mitigation coating solutions'
12:30 Closing remarks and announcements
12:40 Networking lunch
14:00 Lab tour of ice research facilities at KU Leuven, Department of Materials Engineering
- Ice adhesion testing
- Acoustic Emission
- Freezing micro computed tomography
- Wetting properties at low temperatures, Coating characterization, ...
15:00 End of the event
Join us to hear from these experts and ask your questions directly during the networking session afterwards!
Specific for the networking event:
At the end of the workshop, a networking lunch will be provided. Due to the nature of this format, this networking event will only be open to the participants who are physically present. However, in the registration form, you will have the option to leave your contact information for other participants for networking purposes. If you accept, your contact information will be shared with the other participants. Feel free to contact the organisations that are willing to provide their information.
This event is organised as a part of the COOCK project Fighting Icing which is funded by VLAIO (project no: HBC.2019.2495).
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