Introduction to Pinch Analysis
- Type: Archived Webinar
Pinch analysis is a systematic technique for analyzing heat flow through an industrial process, based on fundamental thermodynamics. It incorporates a range of tools of which the best known are the hot and cold composite curves, which represent the overall heat release and heat demand of a process as a function of temperature. By using these tools appropriately it is usually possible to identify opportunities for process heat recovery that are missed when other methods are used. This can save millions of dollars per year in energy costs, often with little or no increase in capital investment.
This webinar introduces the basic principles and tools of pinch analysis and shows how they can be applied in real-world applications. An extensive case study is presented to illustrate how to use the pinch approach to revamp an existing heat integration system.
Alan Rossiter is President of Rossiter & Associates, an industrial process improvement consulting company working primarily in the field of energy efficiency. In addition to consulting projects for companies such as ExxonMobil, ConocoPhillips and Sasol, Alan provides training courses in pinch analysis and energy management. He also runs courses in communication skills, engineering ethics and professional excellence, and was the 2010 Chair of the South Texas Section of the AIChE.
Dr. Rossiter was born and raised in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), and received his B.A., M.Eng. and Ph.D...Read more
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