This appendix is intended to help nonarchitects understand the masterplanning process which underpins the approach taken by process architects to plant layout.
Rob Bowen (a process architect with a great deal of pharmaceutical plant design experience) was kind enough to provide the basic text upon which this appendix is based. It has been edited for style but not for content and, in places, Rob’s opinion differs from that of a process engineer in ways which reflect the differences between the disciplines.
This section is most relevant to the pharmaceutical sector, though it is intended to be as generally applicable as possible.
Historically, masterplanning was the province of ...