Process Heating Assessment and Survey Tool

The Process Heating Assessment and Survey Tool (PHAST) is a tool to identify heat efficiency improvement opportunities. It identifies ways to increase energy efficiency by surveying all process heating equipment within a facility, identifying the equipment that uses the most energy, and evaluating energy use under various operating scenarios. Based on user input guided by the tool and a database of thermal properties, PHAST calculates energy use in specific pieces of equipment and throughout the process heating system. The output facilitates the identification and prioritization of efficiency improvements by suggesting methods to save energy in each area where energy is used or wasted, and by offering a listing of additional resources.

In addition to calculating potential savings, the tool offers a comprehensive equipment survey, and helps with determination of wasted energy.

Development Status Products
Commercial

Process Heating Assessment and Survey ToolCosts & Benefits

Parent Process: Cross Cutting Technology
Energy Savings Potential

With the use of this tool, various alternatives resulting in 39 GJ/h savings have been identified for a reheating furnace

US flag  Cumulative annual energy savings of 5270 TJ/y have been realized with the use of this tool

CO2 Emission Reduction Potential

US flag In the US, cumulative emission reductions of 273 640 t-CO2/y have been realized with the help of this tool.

Costs

US flag Cumulative cost savings of around US $39 million/y have been realized with the use of this tool.

Process Heating Assessment and Survey Tool Publications

The State–of-the-Art Clean Technologies (SOACT) for Steelmaking Handbook

 

The State–of-the-Art Clean Technologies (SOACT) for Steelmaking Handbook is developed as part of the Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate program and seeks to catalog the best available technologies and practices to save energy and reduce environmental impacts in the steel industry. Its purpose is to share information about commercialized or emerging technologies and practices that are currently available to increase energy efficiency and environmental performance. 

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