A Process Flow Diagram - PFD - (or System Flow Diagram - SFD) shows the relations between major components in a system. PFD also tabulate process design values for 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 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
This figure depict a small and simplified PFD:
System Flow Diagrams should not include:
- pipe class
- pipe line numbers
- minor bypass lines
- isolation and shutoff valves
- maintenance vents and drains
- relief and safety valve
- code class information
- seismic class information
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