Improve Energy Efficiency via Heat Integration


Process heat integration using pinch analysis is a respected tool for achieving energy efficiency. This article explains what pinch analysis is and how to use it in process design and operation to attain real-world energy efficiency gains.

Author Bios: 

Alan Rossiter

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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