Pinch Analysis Guide
Process integration is a highly effective approach to improving the energy efficiency of large and complex industrial facilities with energy-intensive systems.
Pinch Analysis: A Powerful Process Integration Technique
Pinch Analysis is one of the most practical tools to have emerged in the process integration field, and by far the one that is most widely used. Its popularity is due to the simplicity of its underlying concepts and, especially, to the impressive results it has achieved in numerous projects worldwide.
Also useful in optimizing water and energy use in many industrial processes, the Pinch Analysis approach is now a recognized and well-proven method in most industry sectors.
A Guide for Efficient Energy Use
CanmetENERGY has developed a guide, with simple vocabulary and many illustrations, to familiarize engineers and managers with the fundamental techniques of Pinch Analysis. The document describes in greater detail:
- The benefits of a comprehensive and systematic approach such as Pinch Analysis in terms of optimizing energy use in industrial processes
- The basic tools and underlying principles of Pinch Analysis used to identify potential energy savings in a process as well as implementable projects for a more efficient energy use at both the process and utility systems levels
- How Pinch Analysis can lead to the efficient use of other resources, such as water and hydrogen in refineries
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