The user friendly interface allows for rapid and goal orientated application of the pinch analysis method - even for complex processes. Thus, analysis involving the coupling of multiple processes (process management), the implementation of technical and economic studies, the study of possible variations (scenario management), the graphic design of heat exchanger networks, etc. can be performed easily.
The following example gives an insight into the user interface of PinCH:
a) Entering or importing data stream, defining processes, mapping of streams to the various processes of economic data and set schedules (Project Explorer)
b) Definition of "target groups", calculation of energy targets for different values ΔTmin, etc.; Paste Energy Conversion Units such as heat pumps, vapor compressors, etc. (Target Explorer)
c) Design an Heat Exchanger Network for a specific ΔTmin; Sizing of specific heat exchangers (HEN Visualizer)