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November 1, 2011

Energy Optimization Using Pinch Analysis

Practical considerations on choosing the pinch temperature, utility temperatures and more

Richard Beaman and Cliff Reese SSOE Group

Pinch analysis is a systematic method to maximize energy recovery from process streams entering and exiting process equipment. Using this method, the minimum thermodynamic requirements for hot and cold utilities can be calculated for a process. This is useful to determine areas where savings can be realized and where savings are not available....

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