Ooi, Boon Lee (2005) Development of a computer software for optimal design and retrofit of heat exchanger network in a chemical process plant. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Faculty of Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering.
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Heat-MATRIX, a computer software for heat exchanger network design and retrofit based on the techniques of Pinch Technology and MATRIX (MAximising Total area Reuse In an eXisting process) has been proposed. Heat-MATRIX is a software to utilise the MATRIX technique which has been carefully tailored for use in an existing process plant. The software is a Microsoft Windows-based programme that has been developed to automate, and rapidly as well as efficiently assist the design and retrofit of heat exchanger network. Given a set of candidate process streams with potential for heat exchange, Heat-MATRIX would automatically generate the design targets â€“ i.e. the heat recovery Pinch temperatures, the minimum hot and cold utility targets; both graphically and numerically. In addition, it can also automatically generate the optimal utility combination for a given process, and allow the automatic design of heat exchanger network to achieve the energy targets. Besides that, Heat-MATRIX provides a new tool named Exergy Block Diagram for analysis a retrofit of an existing plantâ€™s heat recovery network. At this stage, the software would automatically generate all probable heat exchange matches and eliminate the infeasible heat transfer matches. In network evolution, Heat-MATRIX also provides a more significant method in terms of cost savings through Path Optimisation. The software would plot a curve of total annual cost versus shifted heat load. From the curve, the software would search for the optimal heat load to be shifted along heat exchanger path.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Masters)|
|Additional Information:||Thesis (Master of Engineering (Chemical)) - Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2005; Supervisor : Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zainuddin Abdul Manan|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Heat-MATRIX, computer software, heat exchanger, Pinch Technology, MATRIX (MAximising Total area Reuse In an eXisting process), chemical plant|
|Subjects:||T Technology > TP Chemical technology|
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
|Divisions:||Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering (Formerly known)|
|Deposited By:||Ms Zalinda Shuratman|
|Deposited On:||02 Oct 2007 01:48|
|Last Modified:||10 Aug 2012 02:55|
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