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Plant Design and Economics for Chemical Engineers, 5/e
Max S. Peters, University of Colorado
Klaus Timmerhaus, University of Colorado, Boulder
Ronald E. West, University of Colorado, Boulder

Process Design Development

Chapter Outline

C H A P T E R 3

Development of Design Database
         Literature Survey
         Patent Search

Process Creation
         Batch Versus Continuous Operation
         Raw Materials and Product Specifications
         Process Synthesis Steps

Process Design
         Types of Process Designs

Process Flow Diagrams

Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams

Vessel and Piping Layout Isometrics

Equipment Design and Specifications
         Scale-up of Equipment in Design
         Safety Factors
         Equipment Specifications
         Materials of Construction

The Preliminary Design—A Specific Example
         Problem Statement
         Literature Survey
         Process Creation
         Development of Conventional Base-Case Design
         Economic Assessment of Base-Case Design
         Assessment of Proposed Base-Case Design Modification