Energy Efficiency Pinch-Analysis: The Key to More Efficiency?

The Pinch software from the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts supports both large companies and SMEs in the practical application of pinch analysis, which can help to cut energy consumption by up to 40%.

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Alongside continuous and batch processes, the software supports the optimization of industrial processes with different operating cases in a goal oriented manner. The new Pinch 3.0 version provides the unique ability to systematically evaluate and design heat storages for all types of discontinuous processes.

The features are excellent in allowing the rapid identification, dimensioning and costing of heat storage systems. More specifically, the software assesses which heat sources and sinks are best to consider for the storage and what volumes and temperatures to select.