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Are you using pinch technology effectively in your daily operations?—Part 1

06.01.2013  |  Milosevic, Z.,  KBC Process Technology Ltd., Walton-on-Thames, UKRudman, A. ,  KBC Process Technology, UKBrown, R. ,  KBC Process Technology, UK

Keywords: [heat transfer] [energy efficiency] [pinch technology] [heat exchanger]

Pinch technology is the most rigorous, systematic and best documented methodology for process design.1–3 Nearly all optimization projects for heat recovery are conducted with some form of pinch analysis. Pinch technology is particularly useful when designing very complex processes as used in the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI). These projects are focused on achieving high energy efficiency for individual processes, as well as of the whole complex.

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