Duro Felguera and its subsidiaries Duro Felguera Calderería Pesada and Duro Felguera Innovation Hub have joined Innovasturias as members, during the General Assembly of the entity, held on May 10th, where the association welcomed 18 new companies. The event, held at the Niemeyer Centre in Avilés, was attended by Bárbara Pericón, head of Quality, Environment and R&D of Duro Felguera Calderería Pesada, who collected the accreditation diploma.
Innovasturias is a driving and dynamising agent of innovation as a key factor in socio-economic transformation. This association of Asturian companies and institutions seeks to improve their competitiveness and the quality of their services by promoting innovative culture and collaboration and the search for synergies in the international arena.
Precisely with Innovasturias and other partners (Energy Cluster Association, University of Oviedo, Sistemas Especiales de Metalización, Inalia Innovación y Desarrollo and Fluytec), Duro Felguera Calderería Pesada has presented the innovation project called “HYdrogen storage enabled by Pressure-resistant COATings” (HYPCoat) to develop the optimal hydrogen storage system taking into account its materials and design and developing an IoT system for structural monitoring.
This, applied to the storage system, will not only allow greater control of structural risks and operation mode, but will also provide useful information for the design of these systems, as well as the performance of maintenance activities based on real data, and even predictive maintenance when machine learning algorithms are applied to the data.
The integration in Innovasturias is in line with the objectives set by our company to promote innovation, in order to position ourselves as a technological leader in the businesses in which we operate and explore opportunities that, once exploited, improve our value proposition and competitiveness.