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Optimize Shift Scheduling Using Pinch Analysis

| By Dominic C. Y. Foo, University of Nottingham, Malaysia campu;s Nick Hallale, AspenTech Ltd.; Raymond R. Tan, De La Salle University

Pinch analysis emerged as a systematic design tool during the energy crisis of the late 1970s, particularly for the optimization of heat-exchanger networks and other heat-recovery systems [ 1 ]. Since then, ongoing breakthroughs in the use of pinch analysis…