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    • Alternatives to Industrial Cogeneration: A Pinch Technology Perspective 

      Karp, A. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.eslwin.tamu.edu), 1988-09)
      Pinch Technology studies across a broad spectrum of processes confirm that existing plants typically consume 15-40% more thermal energy than they should. Consequently, many cogeneration schemes have been based on ...
    • Application of Pinch Technology in Refinery Retrofits 

      Thomas, W. R.; Siegell, J. H.; Sideropoulos, T.; Robertson, J. L.; Papoulias, S. A. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.eslwin.tamu.edu), 1987-09)
      This paper reviews the application of pinch technology in the identification of the most attractive retrofit prospects in typical refineries. In the first part of the paper, methodology is described to identify ...
    • Enhanced Customer/Utility Relations Through an EPRI Assisted Project 

      Bailey, H. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 1995-04)
      The project discussed is an analysis, using Pinch Technology, of an expansion at Atlas Processing, a Pennzoil Products company located in Shreveport, Louisiana. The expansion involves addition of necessary units to produce ...
    • Heat and Power Systems Design 

      Spriggs, H. D.; Shah, J. V. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.eslwin.tamu.edu), 1987-09)
      The selection of heat and power systems usually does not include a thorough analysis of the process heating, cooling and power requirements. In most cases, these process requirements are accepted as specifications ...
    • Heat Exchanger Network Targeting, Design and Analysis: The MIDAS Package 

      Barton, I.; Jones, D. H.; Smith, G. J. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.eslwin.tamu.edu), 1987-09)
      Recent work to consolidate pinch-based procedures for targeting, design and analysis of heat exchanger networks (HENs) has focused on the production of powerful, user-friendly software. Advanced optimization techniques, ...
    • How One Utility is Using Pinch Technology as a Marketing Tool 

      Hamilton, D. E. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.eslwin.tamu.edu), 1988-09)
      The electric utility industry is moving from a so-called natural monopoly into an era of competition, at least in the generation of power and for service to large industrial loads. Utilities are taking a different approach ...
    • ICI's Approach to Total Energy Savings on Ethylene Plants 

      Hindmarsh, E.; Boland, D. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.eslwin.tamu.edu), 1987-09)
      Recent technological developments have led to the creation of the rigorous simulation models for ethylene plants which can be run in concert with advanced, thermodynamic “pinch” procedures. This new approach enables ...
    • Industrial Process Heat Pumps--Some Unconventional Wisdom 

      Karp, A. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.eslwin.tamu.edu), 1987-09)
      Recent research on the cost-effective use of industrial process heat pumps challenges some popularly held perceptions about the appropriate use of this technology. Also challenged are some common approaches to identifying ...
    • Integrated Computer Software for Process Design Methodology 

      Gautam, R. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 1985-05)
      A computer-aided system for synthesis, simulation and optimization of heat exchanger networks will be described. It features Pinch Technology, its extensions and Union Carbide's in-house research and development. The ...
    • Making Use of Pinch: A Contractors Experience 

      Morgan, S. W.; Parker, S. J. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.eslwin.tamu.edu), 1989-09)
      The recent turnaround in the chemical industry has meant that contractors are once again competing vigorously for new plant orders. This has meant plant designs have required rapid evaluation and where necessary improvement ...
    • New Clean Coal Cycle Optimized Using Pinch Technology 

      Rossiter, A. P.; O'Donnell, J. J. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.eslwin.tamu.edu), 1990-06)
      High thermal efficiency and low levels of environmental emissions are priorities in the design of modern power plants. The M. W. Kellogg Company under funding from the Department of Energy, has recently completed a ...
    • Optimized Utility Systems and Furnace Integration 

      McMullan, A. S.; Spriggs, H. D. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.eslwin.tamu.edu), 1987-09)
      Conventional process design philosophy usually results in utility systems being designed after process design defines the Process/Utility interface. Clearly, changing the process design can result in different utility ...
    • The Pinch Explosion 

      Rossiter, A. P.; Boland, D. (Energy System Laboratory (http://esl.eslwin.tamu.edu), 1988-09)
      A dramatic growth in the range of applications of pinch technology has been seen in recent years. These include increasingly sophisticated analysis of heat exchanger network design problems; resiliency tests; ...
    • Pinch Retrofits Provide Cost-Effective Plant Uprating Potential 

      Rossiter, A. P.; Spriggs, H. D.; McMullan, A. S. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.eslwin.tamu.edu), 1989-09)
      In today's economic environment, the need for increased production rivals the desire for energy efficiency for plant operators in many sectors of the process industries. This, in turn, places additional demands on the ...
    • Pinch Technology-Theory into Practice 

      Saboo, A.; Craw, I.; Hindmarsh, E.; Boland, D. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 1986-06)
      This paper covers the fundamentals of pinch technology and its application in practice. The paper presents an overview of the approach to the practical use of the technology and illustrates the approach with a case study.
    • Potential for Heat Pumps in the U.S. Process Industries 

      Rossiter, A. P.; Seetharam, R. V.; Ranade, S. M. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.eslwin.tamu.edu), 1987-09)
      Two major criteria for successful heat pump installations in process plants are the "appropriate placement" and "appropriate sizing" of the heat pump, consistent with the thermodynamics of the process. Failure to ...
    • Process Integration of Industrial Heat Pumps 

      Priebe, S. J.; Chappell, R. N. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 1986-06)
      The integration of heat pumps into industrial processes shows potential for energy savings. Heat pumps must, however, be integrated properly relative to the process pinch and the unit operations in the process. The ...
    • Process Integration Study of a Food Plant 

      Chao, P.; Tripathi, P. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.eslwin.tamu.edu), 1991-06)
      This paper presents the results of a recent process integration study by TENSA Services of a food plant. It shows the merit of pinch technology against the traditional wisdom in plant utility management. Through a ...
    • Retrofit Projects Through Pinch Technology 

      Linnhoff, B.; Vredeveld, D. R. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1984)
      The pinch concept in heat recovery network design has become well-established in recent years. In ICI, the concept was reported to have saved an average of 30% on energy cost, coupled with capital cost savings in new plant ...
    • Using Pinch Technology to Explore Trade-Offs Between Energy Cost, Capital Cost, Process Modifications, and Utility Selection 

      McMullan, A. S. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.eslwin.tamu.edu), 1988-09)
      Process design is a complex task. Many decisions regarding feedstock, reaction routes, separation alternatives, heat recovery and utility systems must be made. Each of these decisions, and interactions between them, ...