Meet the partner:

Moritz Siegfried of SICK


Can you shortly introduce yourself and your role in the HyInHeat project?

I am Moritz Siegfried, Head of Product Management – Hydrogen at SICK. So I am globally responsible for all our offerings related to hydrogen. Our focus is especially on flow measurement and gas analysis solutions, combined with comprehensive services and also digital services.

In HyInHeat I am leading the work package 4. Key objective of work package 4 is to deliver instrumentation and algorithms needed to control and evaluate the processes. 

How did SICK get involved in the HyInHeat project?

In fact research and innovation is a cornerstone of SICK’s strategy. Thus we collaborate a lot with research institutions and universities. So we’have been anyhow in contact with RWTH Aachen. When we learned about the project it was immediately clear that HyInHeat is a very good match with our activities.

How do you see the added value of HyInHeat for SICK?

I see mainly two aspects that make HyInHeat extremely valuable for SICK. The first one is the collaboration in the project consortium. This offers a platform where we can openly communicate and work as a team across different fields of competence. If hydrogen shall take off this is transparent collaboration is absolutely essential.

The second aspect is simply the possibility to test our equipment in real installations. At the moment it’s still quite problematic to find locations where hydrogen combustion is implemented on a industrial scale.

What is the role of SICK in the HyInHeat project?

We provide the instrumentation needed to control the processes and the related NOx emissions. Maybe more important is to provide the competence and experience related to instrumentation and emissions monitoring to the project consortium.

What do you hope to achieve by the end of the project?

I hope that we all together as a team create a solid basis for the replacement of fossil fuels in industrial furnaces. Meaning that we are able to really understand hydrogen combustion and what it takes to achieve high efficiencies and minimal emissions. This will also enable smaller companies that can hardly effort to cover all the needed research themselves to implement new processes and thereby contribute to the decarbonization of our industrial landscape.

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