KBC Advanced Technologies is a leading independent oil and gas consulting and technology company. Following the acquisition of various upstream companies, including Infochem and FEESA, KBC now offers the complete value chain for upstream, midstream and downstream: from reservoir to refinery, pump to processing facility. Our consultants utilize a range of software, including FEESA Maximus™ Integrated Production Modelling Software and Infochem Multiflash™ PVT Simulator for pre-conceptual design studies of reservoirs and wells, and production optimisation of pipeline networks for the life of new and existing assets, including large networks, deepwater, LNG systems and onshore gas gathering systems. Additionally, the KBC Petro-SIM™ Process Simulation Suite provides the design, operation and management of hydrocarbon processing facilities worldwide, generating value and reducing risk.

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42-50 Hersham Road , Walton on Thames , Surrey KT12 1RZ United Kingdom

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Business Type:
Software vendor
Industry Type:
Oil, Gas & Refineries
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)

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KBC Energy Services is recognised as the world's leading company for energy and emissions reduction across the process industries. We combine over twenty years experience of practical, operational energy optimisation with world leading capabilities in Pinch Analysis and process and utility integration to provide a uniquely powerful approach to improve our clients' energy performance. Our comprehensive methodology considers all aspects of energy improvement - from easy operational enhancements to investment planning, implementation, and operational management for long-term sustainable benefits.

KBC Energy Services is merger of three leading energy reduction groups - KBC, Linnhoff March and Veritech.

For more than 20 years, KBC has conducted energy surveys, which focus on zero- to low-cost operational improvement to identify the optimum improvement in existing assets, as part of a comprehensive profit improvement service to the refining and petrochemical industries. Our unique, proprietary Best Technology (BT) methodology allows us to benchmark energy performance against the best practical operation and configuration.

Acquired by KBC in 2002, Linnhoff March was founded in 1984 as an independent energy consultancy for the process industries. The company pioneered Pinch Analysis, which quickly became the industry standard for energy conservation and capital cost reduction through better process design.

Veritech, acquired by KBC in 2006, was founded in 1993 as an independent process consultancy helping clients across multiple industries and diverse facilities manage their energy systems more effectively.

In addition to energy optimisation, our technologies and methodologies can also be applied to solutions for hydrogen and water system management. Typical benefits from our services, may include:

  • Up to 30% reduction in energy costs
  • Reduced CO 2 emissions
  • Up to 50% reduction in water and effluent
  • Improved throughput and yield
  • Substantial reductions in capital expenditure

To date, KBC Energy Services has completed over 2000 successful assignments for more than 500 clients across the world in a wide range of industries, such as:

  • Refining
  • Petrochemicals
  • Utilities
  • Specialty Chemicals
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Pulp and Paper

We are the world's leading energy reduction consultancy . Our portfolio encompasses pinch technology, experience-based methodologies, process design services, software and monitoring applications, and training services - all applying a systematic approach to process optimisation. KBC Energy Services assist clients with the following solutions:
  • Energy Revamps
  • TotalSiteTM Optimisation
  • Debottlenecking
  • Process Design
  • Yield Improvements
  • Emissions Reduction
  • Utility System Modelling
  • Hydrogen Management
  • Water Management and Wastewater Reduction
  • Fouling Monitoring

Pinch technology analyses process utilities (particularly energy and water) to find the optimum way to use them, resulting in financial savings.

Pinch Technology does this by making an inventory of all producers and consumers of these utilities and then systematically designing an optimal scheme of utility exchange between them. Energy & water re-use are at the heart of pinch technology.

With the application of pinch technology, both capital investment and operating cost can be reduced. Emissions can be minimised and throughput maximised.

Pinch Technology versus Process Engineering

Pinch Technology is a vital subdivision of process engineering. Carrying out a process engineering project without the input of a pinch study will lead to a less efficient design. Our engineers have specialised knowledge of thermodynamics and computer analysis tools. They can communicate effectively with clients and undertake conceptual designs. This explains why we are uniquely qualified to help you get the most out of your pinch projects.