Optimal Heat

About Optimal Heat

Innovative Heat Integration Software for the Rapid Design of Heat Exchanger Network and Heat Recovery System Optimal HeatTM is the international award winning software tool from PROSPECT. It enables you to design the heat recovery system and heat exchanger network in a rapid and efficient way. Using the state-of-the art technique, namely Pinch Analysis, MATRIX and Path Optimisation, Optimal HeatTM assists you to improve the energy efficiency and energy recovery of your heat exchanger network and process network, and lead to the energy cost reduction. Optimal HeatTM automates the process of designing the heat exchanger network that gives maximum energy saving. For a retrofit project on existing heat recovery system, Optimal HeatTM helps you to determine the scope of improvement for your heat exchanger network. For new design, Optimal HeatTM assist you to identify the optimal heat exchanger network design with minimum energy consumption and maximum heat recovery. Optimal HeatTM has been proven on many projects and delivered exceptional results for the company, including SHELL refinery and PETAMINA refinery plant. Whatever your case is, Optimal HeatTM gives you a cutting edge for your company to be energy efficient and reduce energy cost.

Uses Of Optimise Heat

  • Improve the energy efficiency and reduce the energy cost of your company
  • Evaluate the performance of your existing heat exchanger network and heat recovery system and identify the scope of improvement
  • Generate the optimal configuration of your heat exchanger network to achieve maximum energy saving
  • Target the minimum utilities consumption for your process plant
  • Determine the capital cost of heat exchanger for your project
  • Analyze the trade-off between capital cost of heat exchanger against energy cost

Key Features of Optimal Heat

User friendly interface for easy data entry Data entry could not be more simple. The spread sheet style data entry enables you to enter the data easily.
Easy setup for analysis
Only minimum data are required to analyze the heat recovery potential, i.e., process streams’ starting temperatures (supply temperatures, TS), streams’ ending temperatures (target temperature, TT), heat capacity and flowrate. With these basic data, you are good to go to access the energy performance of your process plant.

The process stream data, the pinch temperatures and the energy targets

Automated result 0From the the quick overview of maximum energy saving to the detailed configuration of heat exchanger network, all these result are automatically generated.
Graphical result
The result of your analysis in graphically presented. The generated composite curve shows you the minimum energy consumption, whereas the heat exchanger grid diagram shows you the configuration of heat exchanger network.
The hot and cold composite curves                                                  The heat exchanger network
Utility placement
Optimal HeatTM automatically determines the optimal utility placement for your heat recovery system. The results are displayed in the form of a balanced grand composite curve
The balance grand composite curve showing the utility types and loads
Evaluate the trade-off of capital investment and utility cost Super Targeting for heat exchanger network is performed by trading off between utility cost (energy) and capital cost (area) in different value of minimum temperature. This enables the optimal target and design of the process to be achieved by finding the optimum minimum temperature with the smallest cost. By setting a range of minimum temperature and entering the global cost correlation and annualised factor Optimal HeatTM automatically generate the Super Targeting curve. Optimal HeatTM also generates the new targeted energy, cost and area with the optimum minimum temperature.
      Global cost correlation                       Cost annualised factor                          The Super Targeting curve