Energy and Mass Balance 101

Energy and Mass Balance 101

Energy and Mass Balance (EMB) is a concise, step-wise method by which a graphical representation of a process (and its equipment) can be transformed into a singular numeric outcome. For example, say you’ve got a known amount of a fluid flowing into a heat exchanger, how much energy is required for this heat exchanger to heat the fluid to the desired temperature? How much electricity will that require? How much does that cost? All of this begins with an EMB. Given that an EMB is a step-wise process, it makes sense to explain it a step-by-step manner.

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