15.10. Process flow diagram (PFD) and piping and instrumentation diagrams

This section is intended for convenience of use and pattern of follow-up and also guidance. Also, it indicates the check points to be considered by the process engineers for assurance of fulfilment of prerequisitions at any stage in the implementation of process plant projects.

15.10.1. Definition of PFD

A process flow diagram (Figure 15.1) mainly defines:
1. A schematic representation of the sequence of all relevant operations taking place during a process and includes information considered desirable for analysis.
2. The process presenting events that occur to the material(s) to convert the feedstock(s) to the specified products.
3. An operation occurring when an object (or ...

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