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Kinergetics' Pseudo-Pinch Design

PsuedoPinch Design [noun]: The combination of certain aspects of advanced evaluation ethadologies such as Pinch and Availability Analysis with practical design.

Benefits: Identification of  “hidden” energy efficiency opportunities, assign practical minimum utility targets, and assignment of reasonable cost to energy flows within a facility.  

PseudoPinch Design was first applied during an energy investigation at an ethanol plant in  


Application of PsuedoPinch Design lead to idetification of a fuel reduction of approximately

17 MMBTU/Hr in a portion of the facility.

While initially applied to ethanol production, PseudoPinch can be applied in any facility, including those with CHP and waste heat to power opportunities.

PsuedoPinch Applications in Paper & Ethanol Plants