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An Applied Guide to Process and Plant Design by Sean Moran

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Chapter 2

Stages of Process Plant Design

Staged design is the norm in professional practice, each stage providing the information needed to pass on to the next stage for approval. Conceptual design decides plant size, location, and broad technology. Detailed design works out all but the very finest details of design. The final stage of design produces detailed deliverables allowing the plant to be built in accordance with the designer’s intentions. These stages may be deliberately combined in order to fast-track the project, though this will have negative cost and quality implications.

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Design stage; conceptual; detailed; construction

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Process plant design (and indeed almost all design) proceeds by stages which seem not so much to be ...

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