Our Pinch Technology Studies identify all possible energy savings available at a
site and their corresponding financial benefits.
Since 1995, American Process has applied specialized energy cost minimization techniques
to industries such as pulp & paper, ethanol, petrochemicals, steel, kaolin, textiles,
and waste-to-energy. We have completed over 350 energy integration studies and identified
annual energy savings opportunities of over one billion dollars.
American Process boasts the world’s largest experience list for the application
of Pinch Technology to industry. Pinch Technology is a systematic, thermodynamics-based analysis of industrial processes that defines the minimum amount of thermal
energy needed to run the facility and identifies the best way to reach this usage
level through operational changes and heat recovery projects. Our Pinch Technology
Studies identify all possible energy savings available at a site and their corresponding
API improved Pinch concept
At American Process we have revolutionized the way Pinch analysis is applied to
Water Close™ and O-Pinch® (Operational Pinch), were developed as American Process
Inc add-in methodologies to traditional Pinch technology. They are used to identify
water savings opportunities (WaterClose™) and operations-based energy saving opportunities
requiring low or no capital cost (O-Pinch®).
Process Integration Study by American Process Inc. saves over $600,000 from annual energy costs in Northern Pulp Pictou mill
American Process Inc. conducted a Process Integration study for Northern Pulp Pictou
mill. The study involved the development and validation of a mill wide simulation
model, an operational Pinch and thermal Pinch analysis, with the objective to identify
the short and long term opportunities for energy savings at the mill.
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