Process Integration Studies
The Process Integration (PI) Study financial assistance can help reduce the cost of hiring a technical firm to conduct the assessments. A PI study performs a global energy analysis of the entire process, looking at how heat is used, where it can be recovered and what could be the best use for that heat throughout the facility.
In a PI study, a methodical and structured site-wide approach, supported by an energy and mass balance and specialized tools such as pinch analysis, is used to help improve the energy efficiency and competitiveness of industrial facilities. Suitable plants for PI have complex energy systems with numerous heat exchangers and use large amounts of energy, typically more than 75 000 GJ per year.
Computational Fluid Dynamics Studies
The Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Study financial assistance can help reduce the cost of hiring a technical firm to conduct the assessments. A CFD study analyses fluid flow and heat transfer in industrial processes and identifies the most efficient system design and operation parameters.
CFD is a branch of fluid mechanics that uses numerical methods and algorithms to solve problems involving fluid flows. Understanding the nature of how liquids and gases interact with surfaces defined by boundary conditions can help optimize system efficiency, reduce unwanted emissions, perform parametric studies and assess design performance.
For detailed information about PI and CFD studies, please contact:
Industrial Programs Division
Office of Energy Efficiency
Natural Resources Canada
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