Utility system

Kazuo Matsuda, Yasuki Kansha, Chihiro Fushimi, Atsushi Tsutsumi, Akira Kishimoto

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The total site approach based on pinch technology, “Area-wide pinch technology”, which consists of total site profile (TSP) analysis and R-curve analysis, was applied to two of the biggest heavy chemical complexes in Japan, i.e., Mizushima and Chiba industrial areas. This study demonstrated that there was a huge amount of energy saving potential through energy sharing among various sites despite the very high efficiency of the individual sites in the complexes. As a result, energy saving projects have been developed on the basis of the study.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameSpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology
ISSN (Print)2191-530X
ISSN (Electronic)2191-5318


  • Area-wide
  • Pinch technology
  • R-curve
  • Total site approach
  • Total site profile
  • Utility system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Mathematics(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Engineering(all)

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    Matsuda, K., Kansha, Y., Fushimi, C., Tsutsumi, A., & Kishimoto, A. (2013). Utility system. In SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology (9781447142065 ed., pp. 63-75). (SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology; No. 9781447142065). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-4207-2_6