Process & Plant

Plant construction and process engineering design can involve a wide range of industries, including chemical, petrochemical, agricultural, mineral processing, advanced materials, food and pharmaceutical, to name a few. Today, building a plant or a factory is more demanding than ever. With new challenges and increasing competition, you need a solution that adds value to your business, ensures quality and speeds up delivery.

One of the most important conveying routes in process engineering is the pipeline. These connect the individual apparatuses to form a plant. The resulting pipeline networks supply the production plants with energy and raw materials.

Part of the challenge in designing piping and instrumentation for a facility is to avoid collisions between the piping, building structure, and electrical components while ensuring future maintainability and system integrity.

In process engineering, all pipelines, apparatus and machines are represented schematically by graphic symbols in a so-called flow diagram. In this, all components required in the plant are recorded as symbols on a two-dimensional drawing. All components are logically connected by lines, which usually stand for pipelines. The flow diagrams naturally also include the symbols required for the instruments for measurement or control.

Special software solutions bring functions that guarantee a high quality of process engineering planning. These systems check, for example, whether numbering has been carried out correctly or whether all details have been entered for planning.

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