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Practical Process Integration

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000217218D
Publication Date: 2012-May-04
Document File: 134 page(s) / 5M

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Industrial Heat Pumpe And Efficient Energy Utilization in the Procese Industries



Section 3.1


Authors: Su Ahmad, Ph.D, Aspen Technology, Inc.


Stephen G. Hall, Ph.D, The M.W. Kellogg Company (Houston,Tx.)

Steve W. Morgan, The M.W. Kellogg Company (Houston,Tx.)

Stuart J. Parker, Ph.D, The M.W. Kellogg Company (Houston,Tx.)

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I n d u s t r i a l Heat Pumps And E f f i c i e n t Energy U t i l i z a t i o n i n t h e Process I n d u s t r i e s

Table of Contents

3.1.1 Introduction

3.1.2 Basic Algorithms and Tools

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Data Extraction I
Composite Curves and Energy Targeting Problem TableAlgorithm
Multiple Utilities Targeting
Area Targets
Number-of-Units Target
Optimizationof Minimum Approach Temperature Heat Exchanger Network Design
Review of Basic Algorithms and Tools

3.1.3 Making Use of Pinch;A Practical Example ProcessDescription Data Extraction I1 Energy Targeting and Capital/Energy Trade-off Appropriate Placement/ProcessModification Network Design Design Evolution, 'Loops and Paths' Discussionand Conclusion

3.1.4. Advanced Applications Exergy Analysis Retrofit of Heat Exchanger Networks Targeting and Design For Constrained (Forbidden)Matches Total SiteAnalysis

3.1.5 Summary

3.1.6 References

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Industrial Heat Pumps And Efficient Energy Utilization in t h e Proceee Industries


Pinch Technology is a methodology, comprising a set of structured techniques, for the systematic application of the first and second laws of thermodynamics. The application of these techniques enables process design engineers to gain fundamental insight into the thermal interactions between chemicalprocesses andtheutility systemsthatsurroundthem. Havingsuchknowledgeenablestheengineer tooptimizeoverall utility consumption and set process and utility system configurations prior to final detailed simulation and optimization. Thesetechniques are both simpleand practical. This chapter illustrates how the application of Pinch Technology can provide the design engineer with the insight and understanding needed to evaluate complete process system designs.

Processheatand power integrationhasasignificantimpacton theoverallprocessdesign. Therefore,itcannotbeconsidered in isolation. Itmustbe consideredas anintegralpart ofthe system designor "synthesis".Many decompositionschemes have been proposed that break down the design of chemical process systemsintosubsystems,promotinga systematicandstructured approach to synthesis.

One suchdecomposition, schematically representedby Linnhoff in the "onion diagram''(1), Figure 3.1.1, breaks the total process system intofoursubsystems :thereaction system,the separationsystem,the heatexc...