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How to Create PFDs and P&IDs

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Posted by Janice | 01/14/2021

Part 1: What is Process Flow Diagram?

Industrial plants in the chemical and process engineering fields have a multitude of major working parts and components. Process flow charts are used to depict the relationship between all of these parts. They are often used by professionals in the fields mentioned to illustrate a process that takes place in the plants. The symbols and notation used in process flow charts are often more complex than that of a regular flowchart.

Proper documentation of the complex processes is a major benefit of using process flow charts. This can facilitate analysis of the process, enhance team communication, and offer a standardized representation of a process that will lead to increased efficiency.

Part 2: How to Make a Process Flow Diagram Effortlessly?

Step 1: Start EdrawMax.

Step 2: Navigate to [New]>[Electrical Engineering]>[Process Flow Diagram]

open process flow diagram template category

Step 3: Select one process flow diagram template to edit on it or click the [+] sign to start from scratch.

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Step 4: You can export the file to Graphics, PDF, editable MS Office file, SVG and Visio vsdx file.

save or export process flow diagram

Step 5: And you can share your diagram with others via social media and online website page.

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Part 3: Process Flow Diagram Example

Process Flow Diagram

A process flow diagram is used in chemical and process engineering to illustrate how parts and components of an industrial plant work in relation to each other. This example shows how a plant processes Fresh Benzene and Propylene.

process flow diagram example 1

Part 4: Conclusion

According to this article, there are mainly three parts to illustrate what is process flow diagram, to tell you how to create a process flow diagram easily, and to show you a process flow diagram example.

EdrawMax is an easiest all-in-one diagramming tool, you can create process flow diagrams and any other type diagrams with ease! With ready-made process flow diagram symbols and cliparts, making process flow diagrams could be as simple as possible. Also, it supports to export your work in multiple formats and share your work with others. Get started to create your process flow diagrams now!


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