Why Apply For This Course?

Would you like to become an expert in improving the energy efficiency of heat exchanger networks?

To be able to develop energy efficiency studies and offer your knowledge to industry clients?

But you lack practical knowledge from real-life industry examples and are not sure which steps you need to take?

Maintaining good performance of the heat exchanger networks is a major part of an energy efficiency program and pinch analysis is a brilliant technique to do that because it is both simple and practical!  

With this 4-week online course, you will learn all the phases of pinch analysis, from obtaining the data, generating energy targets, identifying mayor inefficiencies, defining and evaluating improvement options, to selecting the best option and providing the solution.

You will be guided to build your own study, step-by-step, based on a real industry example, supported by templates and best practices. You will also be able to discuss the industry challenges with your classmates and instructor.

This course will give you the required knowledge to be able to tackle your own problems generating better energy recovery networks in all industries, from oil&gas and petrochemical processes to smaller-scale chemical processes.

Invest in yourself and use this opportunity to build or improve your own consultancy expertise.

There is no risk for you because if you don't find this course valuable, you have 7 days upon the start of the course for a money-back guarantee. However, we believe you will not need it because we trust you will see the value in practical tips we will share, not only related to energy efficiency studies but the general approach to process optimization.

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What You'll Get With This Course?


Through the course lessons given by an industry expert, you will learn from case studies and experiences about how to target, assess, analyze, calculate and improve operation related to heat exchanger efficiency. You will learn how to execute energy improvement studies.


Through the course, you will be guided step-by-step from experienced industry expert to develop your own energy improvement study. You will get feedback and guidance from the mentor. 


You will be able to discuss and share your topic of interest alongside other students through the course community.  


With the course, you will get inspired and guided to build and improve your own expertise and confidence related to heat recovery analysis and solutions. You can use them to create your own consultancy business.

What You'll Learn With This Course

  • How to identify and approach opportunities for process heat recovery

  • How to execute heat recovery assessment and develop optimized solution

  • Steps in development of pinch method applicable across industries

  • How to develop a study to present the business case

  • How to use your knowledge to develop your own consulting business

How You'll Benefit With This Course?

  • You'll gain new knowledge about an important topic of industrial energy efficiency.

  • You'll gain more confidence addressing process and energy efficiency challenges.

  • You'll receive real industry templates, examples and will build your own energy efficiency case study.

  • You'll receive guidance and support in building your own business and expertise.

What's the Plan?

The course has 4 modules, each week is dedicated to one module. You can edit the lessons in your own time. After every module, you will receive a task that can be easily finished after going through the lessons.  The training material will teach you all the steps of the pinch method and energy efficiency improvement. While the tasks that follow up certain lessons will guide you through the steps of building your own case study. You can use your own example or you will receive your example case from the instructor.

Each module has a number of lessons, the modules are the following:

Module 1: Targeting Real Energy Recovery Opportunities

Module 2: Review of The Process As It Is

Module 3: Steps To Improvements

Module 4: Your Solution And How To Put It On The Market

After finalizing Module 4, you will also finalize your own case study and will receive feedback and further instructions from your trainer. You will also learn how to approach the market with your newly gained knowledge and receive a diploma for the finished course!

You'll have 1-year access to all the training materials. 

What's Included With The Course?

  • More than 6 hours of training material, divided into 4 modules through 4 weeks, with unlimited 1 year access

  • Documents, templates, calculations, case study examples

  • Email & chat discussions with your mentor

  • Unlimited access to community of your fellow students

  • Your own mentored case study - you are able to use your own industry example and receive feedback from the mentor - of huge value

  • The TOTAL COURSE VALUE is above $1000, you can get it for $155

Bonus material

  • Presentation Template

    You will be able to download a PowerPoint presentation template containing strategies, plans and actions for presenting the energy efficiency improvement opportunities to your clients.

  • Bonus material

    The course content will give you the tools, knowledge and confidence to tackle your own heat recovery problems. This makes it a valuable investment in yourself.

dr.sc. Ivana Lukec

About Your Instructor

Ivana is the right person to guide you through this course because she has built her experience in a consulting company serving the process industry with solutions in process improvements and optimization.

Through her 15+ years of experience, she has been involved in the execution of optimization studies and projects, conceptual and basic design, energy efficiency improvement projects, advanced process control and operator training simulators as an engineer and later consultant.

Process analysis, development and optimization are her passion in all areas of life and she is very much motivated to transfer her passion for problem-solving to younger engineers. Some of her experiences she is sharing as an author on her blog SimulateLive.com.

She'd like to see more chemical engineering entrepreneurs who are confident and motivated enough to take responsibility and leadership in creating better and sustainable paths and processes to help environment preservation, pollution minimization and more efficient waste conversion.

Ivana Lukec

Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering


Connect with Ivana on LinkedIn

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I need to have any specific knowledge to be able to apply for this course?

    No. You will need the basics of chemical engineering and the basics of heat exchange that are included in first years of all regular chemical engineering programs.

  • Do I need to have any licences for process calculations?

    No. You will be informed about the tools available, but the program does not require any specific tools. You will receive calculation spreadsheets and templates used through the course and will be instructed on what can be used if required.

  • It is possible that I will not be able to finish the course tasks during 4 weeks, because the lack of time, is it possible to finalise all the tasks after the course is finished?

    Although we strongly encourage you to try to plan your time and follow the group pace with your tasks, you will be able to use training material for the whole year after taking the course. You will be able to finish and receive the feedback for your case study during next 2 months after taking the course. However, try to make the most of it and finish as suggested.


“Ivana was our guest lecturer for the practical workshop “Application of Mathematical Modeling in Process Industry” held for students of technical universities. Besides being a high attendance event, Ivana was evaluated with highest marks, which contributed to success of the event.”

Workshop organiser & Formal student, Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology, University of Zagreb


“Pinch method is of great importance in optimizing heat recovery systems, energy supply methods and process operating conditions. Ivana, with her experience in process optimization and energy efficiency improvement, is an excellent mentor for this topic.”

CEO and Consultant at Oilcon


“Knowledge, skill, patience in mentoring. Ivana is the person you go to when you want to acquire new insight in process modelling or fortify what you learned in school and theory with actual case studies.”

Post doc, Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology


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