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Energy Efficiency Improvement for Industrial Units

  • Personnel from process, engineering, R&D departments of industrial plants in various industries (oil, gas, petrochemicals, chemicals, energy, paper, food, etc.).
  • To provide comprehensive and applied knowledge of pinch analysis and how to improve energy efficiency in existing plants or new projects.
Learning Objectives
  • To define the constraints and stakes of energy efficiency.
  • To describe the main methods of energy analysis.
  • To carry out an analysis of actual energy needs in an industrial unit and make recommendations.
  • To suggest ways and means for reducing energy consumption and CO2 emissions.
Ways and means
  • Case studies based on actual examples from the industry.
  • Illustration with an expert software developed by Linnhoff (SuperTarget).

Energy efficiency and context 0.5 day
  • Definition of some evaluation indicators: energy intensity and efficiency, units and use.
  • Motivations and constraints: energy dependence and regulation.
  • Energy Management System: PDCA (Plan, Do, Check, Act) approach for ISO 50001 standard.
  • Different approaches for energy efficiency: operation improvement, operating conditions optimization and other significant improvement solutions (pinch analysis, alternative technology, process design, best available techniques).
Pinch analysis and main rules 0.5 day
  • Composite curves (hot and cold streams): building, description and interest.
  • Pinch point: characteristics and help for solutions design.
  • Key parameters: ΔTmin, integration ratio.
  • Main rules: “cross pinch”, “plus or minus principle”, …
  • Illustration through examples (heat exchanger network, selection of a compressor).
  • Advantage of an expert software dedicated to energy analyses (ex: Super Target).
Methodology for energy analysis: main steps and case study 2 days
  • Several case studies proposed and based on a methodology for energy analysis, adapted for industrial plants or new projects.
  • At this step, trainees will be able to:
  • characterize the energy needs and potential of a process
  • design the most consuming pieces of equipment or steps
  • define savings targets
  • propose potential solutions and options
  • simplify it in order to select most profitable and operational options.
Technology alternatives and other processes 0.25 day
  • Other processes for achieving energy savings such as: extractive distillation, membranes, etc.
2016 course calendar
Language Dates Location Tuition Register
Oct 04 - 06 Martigues €1,640 Online By email
Nov 08 - 10 Rueil €1,750 Online