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Process & Plant Design

Our Process & Plant Design Process

Process design focuses on creating the most efficient and effective methods for transforming raw materials into desired products. It involves determining the sequence of operations, selecting appropriate equipment, and specifying process conditions such as temperature, pressure, and flow rates. The goal is to achieve the desired product quality while maximizing productivity and minimizing costs.

Plant design, on the other hand, deals with the layout and arrangement of the physical facilities required to support the process. It includes the equipment placement, piping systems, storage tanks, utility systems (such as water, steam, and electricity), and other infrastructure components. The plant design aims to ensure smooth and safe operation, efficient material flow, and compliance with relevant codes and regulations.

The engineers, designers and drafting personnel at CDE Design Solutions are factory and industry experienced and understand how to put your process onto paper (or screen, if you will).

We will work with you to develop your initial process concept thoughts all the way through to final drawing.

Process & Instrumentation Drawings

We can provide Process and Instrumentation Drawings (P&IDs) to whatever level of detail you require. We can then design specialist machinery for your process, and project manage the manufacture of your production line.

Process and P&IDs are produced in an AutoCad format and can be supplied electronically in PDF, DWF, DWG or alternate formats if required.

Factory layout work is a CDE specialty because of our many years of experience in plant design.

We can start from scratch to create your P&IDs and then convert them into a complete 3-dimensional model of your factory.

CDE can come to your site and record the details of your existing plant using measurements, existing 2D drawings and photographs. Alternatively, we can meet with you, creating a model as you describe what you want.

3D Modelling

A 3D model of your plant is a valuable tool for you to convey pictorial images of your plant to others, from process workers to board members, as well as external stakeholders. We can present the model as a 3D image, 2D drawings and in conventional drawing techniques.

Animations are also available for training and publicity uses.

How we benefit your business and your project

Our experience extends across:

  • Concept, Green fields, and Brown fields sites
  • Primary processing eg quarrying or mining, agricultural, timber products
  • Food processing
  • Manufacturing for FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) or custom manufacturing
  • Metal Fabricators
  • OEM

As Process and Plant Design also involves considerations for safety, environmental impact, and sustainability, we also consider factors such as energy efficiency, waste management, and the use of renewable resources.

The flexibility of our process work is what sets us apart from others in the industry.

  • We work either with the client and their particular equipment choice, or we will advise, and source as required. On many projects, a combination of the two is required.
  • We can either work side by side with your process engineer, act as or be your process engineer. This is largely driven by the level of expertise in your internal team and the complexity of the project to be undertaken.