Wan Alwi, Sharifah Rafidah and Tamar Jaya, Muhammad Azan and Abdul Manan, Zainuddin (2009) Cost-effective retrofit of a palm oil refinery using pinch analysis. Jurnal Teknologi (Kejuruteraan) (51F). pp. 29-40. ISSN 0127-9696
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A palm oil refinery involves energy-intensive processes. Maximizing thermal efficiency of palm oil refinery is crucial for the plant profitability. This work implements a pinch analysis retrofit technique to maximize heat recovery and thermal efficiency of a palm oil refinery, subject to the existing process constraints. The procedures involve setting the maximum heat recovery targets and cost-effective retrofit of the heat exchanger network (HEN). Application of the technique on a palm oil refinery results in reduction of 700 kW (21%) heating and cooling loads or a saving of RM370,787, incurring a capital investment of about RM656,293 and a payback period of 1.77 years.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Pinch analysis; palm oil; retrofit; heat exchanger network; maximum heat recovery|
|Subjects:||T Technology > TP Chemical technology|
|Divisions:||Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering (Formerly known)|
|Deposited By:||Pn Norhayati Abu Ruddin|
|Deposited On:||14 Jul 2010 04:06|
|Last Modified:||22 Jul 2010 02:09|
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