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Energy Saver: Take The Heat Off Pinch Analysis

Composite curves help determine proper heat transfer and energy savings

By Alan Rossiter, Energy Columnist
Jun 19, 2019

Pinch analysis is a powerful tool for designing energy-efficient heat exchanger networks. It has gained wide use for preheat trains in oil refinery crude units and fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) units, ethylene plants, and other large chemical and petrochemical systems (1).

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