Currently, IDESA has an R+D Department which looks for new markets and new opportunities for diversification in accordance with the global market’s current demand. This department has managed and executed projects, principally based on the development of new products for the growing markets and the development of solutions and technology for improving manufacturing processes.
The effort that IDESA has put into R+D has gained us an advantageous position with respect to both the national and European averages. It is an active member of the first Innovation Business Group recognized by the Industrial Ministry in Asturias (Manufacturias).
Likewise, IDESA is a sponsor of IDONEAL.
IDESA’s Innovation is the development engine that improves our competitiveness and excellence in the metallurgical sector in a globalized sector and a very competitive market. The company values and prioritized innovation as a strategic line of growth and consolidation in the market.
Thanks to the collaboration with entities such as FICYT, IDEPA, CDTI and the European Commission, IDESA´s innovation activity has earned us a reputation within the main innovation entities both regionally and nationally, and even on an international level.
The purpose of IDESA TECHNOLOGY & RESEARCH CENTRE SLU is to continue improving the results of the activity by promoting innovation, technological development, knowledge management and applied research in the industrial and energy sectors, both renewable and conventional energies, as well as all ancillary or complementary activities
The technological company IDESA TECHNOLOGY & RESEARCH CENTRE S.L.U. aims to improve the results of the activity by promoting innovation, technological development, knowledge management and applied research in the industrial and energy sectors, both renewable and conventional energies, as well as all auxiliary or complementary activities.
PENELOPE. Closed-loop digital pipeline for a flexible and modular manufacturing of large components
PENELOPE proposes a novel methodology linking product-centric data management and closed-loop digital production planning and scheduling to ensure accurate and precise manufacturing from initial product design.
It is based on five pillars to develop a common methodology and vision deployed in four industry-driven pilot lines in strategic manufacturing sectors (oil and gas, shipbuilding, aeronautics and bus and coach) and with the potential for application to other sectors. In addition, a pan-European network of learning factories and showrooms will be created, providing training and upskilling capabilities to enable the transition of the workforce towards Industry 4.0 and general-purpose testbeds to aid industry adoption.
This project is expected to greatly enhance the competitiveness of the EU manufacturing sector by increasing production output, quality and precision, while ensuring worker safety and resource efficiency.
Automation and optimisation of the production process to improve the operational management and productivity of the plant.
Improvement of productivity and optimization of IDESA´s production process through a higher degree of automation and control of the entire value chain. The aim is to convert IDESA´s production plant into a digital factory by implementing new technologies related to Industry 4.0 such as sensors, Big Data and IoT in the production process.
ROADMAP FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE HYDROGEN INDUSTRY THROUGHOUT ITS VALUE CHAIN IN ASTURIAS
This project has the following objectives:
Production planning by means of optimisation algorithms and automatic learning.
The project consists of automating the process from the collection of data from the industrial company´s systems to the creation of a query API that allows predictions of times and related costs for industrial processes to be made. Important Asturian companies and METAINDUSTRY4 cluster are participating in the project, thanks to funding from the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism through the programme of aid for Innovative Business Groups.
Development of a fully automated NARROW GAP (narrow joint) submerged arc welding installation using sensors and communication software to allow remote control of the installation. Also the study of the process parameters for depositing a single pass per layer (solution of higher theoretical productivity) ensuring the quality of joints at full penetration, with full penetration of the weld sean of full penetration joints in structural steels for pressure applications.
Implementation of savings measures, energy diversification and efficiency, installation of LED lightings outside IDEFAB.
Changing the installation consists of replacing the current lighting system with a conventional system of luminaires, with an LED system, which means the energy efficiency of the outdoor lighting system.
Implementation of savings measures, energy diversification and efficiency, replacement of a compressor
Purchase of an ATLAS COPCO OIL INJECTION SCREW COMPRESSOR from Atlas Copco, model GA75 L VSD+ with increased energy efficiency to replace an existing compressor
Design and development of an advanced data analysis platform for non-serial production planning in industrial companies (PALADÍN)
The main objective of this project is the design and development of a prototype of an advanced data analysis platform, based on automatic learning models built automatically (autoML), which enables the planning of non-serial production in industrial companies and allows the identification of possible ways of improvement to plan these production processes in an optimal way.
STUDY OF DEFORMATIONS IN OVERLOADED COMPONENTS: HEAD AND SHELL
Study of the distortions caused by the hardfacing process of head (semielliptical 2:1 and semi-spherical) and shell with different diameters, thicknesses, and number of layers of deposited hardfacing material, using numerical simulation techniques. The objective of this study is to know in advance the distortions that will allow IDESA´s welding personnel to make decisions regarding the sequence of execution of the hardfacing and the adjustment of the process parameters to minimize distortions.
Software solution capable of tracking the welding activities carried out on the equipment. (WELDINGMATE)
Development of software that can be integrated into the company´s ERP, and which carries out traceability of welding procedures, from the materials used, through the welders involved and the processes that are carried out, to the traceability of non-destructive tests carried out on the welds and equipment (visual inspection, penetrating liquids, magnetic particle inspection, ultrasounds...). This software is linked to the task system and the planning system included in the ERP, as well as other programs, such as the TWI (welding) and Nubia (quality).
The objective is the design and development the software of advanced data analysis, it is based on Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms, which facilitate the planning of production in the field of industrial companies, and it allow to identify the possible parties the improvement of productive services optimally.
The objective of this process is the development of a system refer about Internet of Things, it has to be capacity for extract the information that it is given for the equipment in the differents points for productive process, for the analysis and explotation.
Installation of an Internet of Things platform (IoT) integrated within the LED lighting system allowing the location of any equipment due to the connectivity between the intelligent sensors and the BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) labels installed to know the location of the equipment thanks to the connectivity between the smart sensors and the BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) tags installed to know the location of the equipment or products in the workshops of IDESA, IDESA ENERGY, IDEFAB.
Development of a robotic welding project for the petrochemical sector. Analysis of new welding technologies to make the joints by welding of these connections, flange-ferrule s of pressure equipment, and ultimately robotization / automation of the productive system centered on multi-pass welds big thickness.
The IDEsec project aims to investigate in a new algorithm of signal processing that can help predict and anticipate critical situations that could occur in heavyweight and metalworking industry inside confined spaces of pressure equipment.
The project has been co-financed by:
Objective: Modeling, design and laboratory validation of a small-scale model of a new OWC system. It will be necessary to study hydrodynamic performance in terms of energy conversion efficiency, as well as engineering and control of the new valve system.
The project was co-financed by:
TERRA Project places as main goal the design and development of a new generation of central receiver solar plant more competitive, more efficient and more stable, consolidating the position of Spain as leader in thermosolar technology at international level.
IDESA participation is centered in the development of new models of storage tanks, volumetric receiver and regenerators.
The project was co-financed by:
MICO2NACAR project aims to the adaptation, development and start-up of a microalgae cultivation system, extraction and nanoencapsulation of high-added value compounds of microalgal origin. More precisely, one of the main goals in the project consists on the adaptation, development and start-up of a modular and portable photobioreactor (based on its patent WO2013132117), for the cultivation of microalgae dedicated to human consumption, along with an supercritical CO2 extraction system of extracts of microalgae origin, in this case, extraction of fatty acids omega-3 to be subsequently micro and/or nanoencapsulated. This equipment will be modular and easily applicable into the food industry.
The main objective of the Project is to develop a process that allows the use of CO2 present in the resulting gases from the combustion of natural gas during normal operation in a combined cycle plant for prevention and control of macrofouling produced at the cooling systems. In this way, it is avoided the use of derived compounds from chlorine while avoiding CO2 emissions into atmosphere.
Development of a demostration olant of cogeneration from biomass in the form of complete pacas of forest waste.
The LIFE BIOBALE project has been funded by the European Commission through the Life + Program.