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)

PinCH Software Process Stream Table

b) Definition of "target groups", calculation of energy targets for different values of ΔTmin, etc.; Insert Energy Conversion Units such as heat pumps, mechanical vapor re-compressors, etc. (Target Explorer)

Direct Heat Recovery Visualizer:

PinCH Software Target Results - Direct Heat Recovery

Indirect Heat Recovery (Thermal Heat Storage) Visualizer:

PinCH Software Target Results - Thermal Energy Storage

c) Design an Heat Exchanger Network for a specific ΔTmin; Sizing of specific heat exchangers (HEN Visualizer)

PinCH Software Heat Exchanger Network Grid Diagram