3 Introduction to Flowsheeting

Learning Objectives

By the end of this section, you should be able to:

Recognize the 4 key types of flow sheets

Types of Diagrams

There are 4 key types of flow sheet and they are shown below in increasing complexity:

  1. Input-Out Diagrams
  2. Block Flow Diagrams (BFDs)
  3. Process Flow Diagrams (PFDs)
  4. Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs)

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