July 2013

HPI Focus: Energy Efficiency

Are you using pinch technology effectively in your daily operations?—Part 2

In Part 1, the basic principle of pinch technology and applications were presented. Pinch technology is a valuable tool in the design of greenfield HPI facilities. More importantly, such tools provide..

Milosevic, Z., KBC Process Technology Ltd.; Rudman, A., Brown, R., KBC Process Technology

In Part 1, the basic principle of pinch technology and applications were presented. Pinch technology is a valuable tool in the design of greenfield HPI facilities. More importantly, such tools provide great benefits in the revamp of existing energy networks. Such investigation tools do have daily applications when applied. Are you using pinch technology to optimize your facility on a daily basis? Finding scope for improvement—Revamp targeting The inefficiencies that are typically found in existing preheat trains are: High design ΔTmin at the pinch—insufficient exchanger area installed originally Cross-pinch heat transfer—poor exchanger positioning Poor exchanger a

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