Our Process Designer technology gives you the power to build your specific process step by step, exactly as you want.
A simple recipe allows you to change the pressure, temperature and flow rate of each component, but you cannot change the process imposed by the PLC programmer. However, the Process Designer can do that: It allows you to create every single step of the process as if it were a software program. This software program is compiled, stored in memory and can be recalled whenever you want. There is no limit to the number of recipes that can be associated with the new process.
The initial analysis of a product design problem identifies constraints on physical and chemical properties. These constraints are used to generate design candidates that may have different compositions and possibly different forms. The composition, form, and physical properties of each of these product candidates will determine the required processing operations for production.
A Process Flow Diagram (PFD) or System Flow Diagram (SFD) shows the relationships between the major components in the system.
The PFD also tabulates process design values for the components in different operating modes, typical minimum, normal and maximum. A PFD does not show minor components, piping systems, piping ratings, and designations.
A PFD should include:
- Process Piping
- Major equipment symbols, names and identification numbers
- Control valves and valves that affect the operation of the system
- Interconnection with other systems
- Major bypass and recirculation lines
- System ratings and operational values as minimum, normal and maximum flow, temperature and pressure
- Composition of fluids
The Process Flowchart provides a visual representation of the steps in a process. Flow charts are also referred to as Process Mapping or Flow Diagrams.
Constructing a flowchart is often one of the first activities of a process improvement effort, because of the following benefits:
- Gives everyone a clear understanding of the process
- Helps to identify non-value-added operations
- Facilitates teamwork and communication
- Keeps everyone on the same page
To draw a New Process Flow Chart you must:
- Identify each step
- Write a function that describes these steps
- Concatenate the different functions in a chain series
If you successfully complete all of this, you’re done — you have just created a new process.