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An Applied Guide to Process and Plant Design by Sean Moran

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Chapter 6

System Level Design

Theorists and practitioners tend to agree that process engineering is all about system level design, though they tend to differ about what that means. For practitioners it means “Total Design”—thinking about the design in the broadest useful sense. We consider how all the parts of our plant will interact with each other and their environment under all reasonably foreseeable circumstances. We make sure that the design is reasonably well optimized from the point of all engineering disciplines and all stakeholders. It will always be far more complex than anything computers or mathematics can do, though they may help us.

Keywords

Total; system; process; engineering; design

Introduction

The very essence of process plant design, ...

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