Pinch analysis used in retrofit design of distillation units

Victor Briones PMI Holdings North America Inc. Houston Ana L. Pérez, Luz M. Chávez, Rubén Mancilla, Marisol Garfias, Rodolfo Del Rosal, Nancy Ramírez Instituto Mexicano del Petroleo Mexico City A substantial reduction in energy consumption can be achieved at the Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) refinery of Tula, Hidalgo, Mexico, by retrofitting one of two distillation plants. As part of a larger program to reduce energy consumption in Mexican refineries, Pemex commissioned Instituto Mexicano del Petroleo (IMP) to identify opportunities for reduced energy consumption in the refinery of Tula, Hidalgo. As a result of this study, I...

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