Easy Process Flow Diagrams
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What is a Process Flow Diagram (PFD)
Some people consider process flow diagrams just another term for flowcharts, and if that's what you're looking for, SmartDraw is the perfect flowchart software.
What is the difference between a process flow diagram and a flowchart?
A process flow diagram (PFD), also known as a flowsheet, is a type of flowchart used by chemical and process engineers to illustrate high-level processes.
You should create your process flow diagram so that it focuses on major plant processes and not show minor details.
A process flow diagram will consist of:
- Process piping
- Connections with other systems
- Major equipment
- Control valves and other major valves
- Major bypass and recirculation streams
- Operational data
- Process stream names