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Area-wide pinch technology

Opportunities enabled:

Achieving energy conservation of a group of industrial installations in petrochemical complex, through analysis of heat generation and consumption patterns and optimization of heat recovery and usage, including optimization of steam generation level, recovery and utilization of low pressure steam and hot water, heat transfer between plants..

Organisation providing the technology:
Japanese Business Alliance for Smart Energy Worldwide

Highly dependent on the existing heat generation / consumption pattern. However, theoretical energy saving for Chiba industrial area, one of the largest industrial area of Japan, indicated that approx. 640,000kL of crude oil can be saved, equivalent to one day's crude oil consumption for Japan.


None specific

Investments required:

Cost depends on various factors such as scale, but typical payback period is about five years.


Typical EPC period: 2 to 3 years

Case story of implementation:

Japan: introduced to 148 plants (petroleum 21, chemical  78, power generation 12, steel plant 9, pharmaceutical 2, others 26)
Thailand, the Map Ta Phut Industrial Estate


Ministry of Economy,Trade and Industry, Japan

Email: [email protected]

Technology owners:

Japanese Business Alliance for Smart Energy Worldwide (JASE-W)