At the PGO Group we carry out research and development projects co-financed by the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund within the Smart Growth Operational Programme 2014-2020.

Support by the National Centre for Research and Development is provided to develop innovative technologies. As a result, we can implement unique solutions into our commercial activities and even better respond to the growing needs of our business partners.

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Analysis and research

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“An innovative, ATD thermal analysis-based, technology for the production of high-quality self-feeding cast iron for the production of a new generation of castings with improved quality parameters.”


Project objective

Development of a new automated cast iron melting technology based on cooling curve analysis. Development of a new automated cast iron melting technology based on cooling curve analysis.

Its application will enable us to eliminate disadvantages of casting technologies that are currently applied in the world, taking particular account of the elimination of degraded Chunky graphite as well as risers and feeders.


Effects

Expanding the range of products by grey and ductile cast iron castings with increased quality parameters:

  • minimised content of degraded Chunky graphite,
  • reduced porosity,
  • increased strength,
  • increased yield strength,
  • increased elongation.

Applicability

Products manufactured according to the new technology will be applied in the following industries:

  • automotive,
  • agricultural machinery,
  • shipbuilding,
  • energy.

Performance date: 01 September 2017 – 31 August 2020

Project value: PLN 37,049,906,12

Co-financing amount: PLN 15 541 090,29

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"Demonstration of technology for manufacturing innovative steel castings for extreme operating conditions" using an AOD converter."


Project objective

Obtaining a new technology enabling the production of low- and high-alloy steels with increased strength and impact resistance parameters. Producing super alloys based on nickel and new grades of high-alloy cast steel with duplex and superduplex nitrogen. The AOD converter technology will enable us to start post-furnace processing (secondary metallurgy).


Effects

The unique features of the product are, primarily, their increased strength and impact resistance under extreme conditions of use.

  • At temperatures below -60oC,
  • under extreme pressure conditions at depths below 3,000 m,
  • in highly invasive working environments, for example with high salinity,
  • in systems using extremely aggressive media (such as acids, crude oil, high-pressure steam).

Applicability

Products manufactured according to the new technology will be applied in the following industries:

  • modern energy,
  • offshore wind energy,
  • railway transport,
  • extraction operations in the oil & gas industry, both on land and on the seabed,
  • broadly-defined industrial fittings.

Performance date: 01 March 2017 – 31 August 2020

Project value: PLN 48,154,602.36

Co-financing amount: PLN 19,261,840.94

We carefully and thoroughly plan projects, the primary objective of which is to modernise the production potential of our companies in such a way as to provide more technologically advanced, highly processed and finished products that make it possible to achieve a higher position in the supply chain.

~ Łukasz Petrus
CEO of PGO S.A.