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How to Draw a Process Flow Diagram in ConceptDraw PRO

Process Flow diagrams are used in chemical and process engineering to show the flow of chemicals and the equipment involved in the process. When it comes to creating a process flow diagram, it's important to use software that is capable of describing a wide range of processes, using techniques and graphical notation that are easily recognized by engineering workers. An ideal drawing platform will utilize functions that can cope with the output of a high volume of engineering processes, that may change rapidly from development to implementation stages. ConceptDraw PRO, with the extended functionality of the Chemical and Process Engineering Diagrams solution, is the ideal medium for creating designs of this type. The Chemical and Process Engineering Diagrams solution complements this feature with a library of selected icons to represent various steps — all instantly recognizable and applicable to a wide user base. ConceptDraw PRO allows you to draw the Process Flow diagram easily using the set of special libraries.

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This chemical engineering solution extends ConceptDraw PRO v.9.5 (or later) with process flow diagram symbols, samples, process diagrams templates and libraries of design elements for creating process and instrumentation diagrams, block flow diagrams (BFD
The vector stencils library "Valves and fittings" contains 104 symbols of valve components.
Use these icons for drawing industrial piping systems; process, vacuum, and fluids piping; hydraulics piping; air and gas piping; materials distribution; and liquid transfer systems.
"A valve is a device that regulates, directs or controls the flow of a fluid (gases, liquids, fluidized solids, or slurries) by opening, closing, or partially obstructing various passageways. Valves are technically valves fittings, but are usually discussed as a separate category. In an open valve, fluid flows in a direction from higher pressure to lower pressure.
The simplest, and very ancient, valve is simply a freely hinged flap which drops to obstruct fluid (gas or liquid) flow in one direction, but is pushed open by flow in the opposite direction. This is called a check valve, as it prevents or "checks" the flow in one direction. ...
Valves are found in virtually every industrial process, including water & sewage processing, mining, power generation, processing of oil, gas & petroleum, food manufacturing, chemical & plastic manufacturing and many other fields. ...
Valves may be operated manually, either by a handle, lever, pedal or wheel. Valves may also be automatic, driven by changes in pressure, temperature, or flow. These changes may act upon a diaphragm or a piston which in turn activates the valve, examples of this type of valve found commonly are safety valves fitted to hot water systems or boilers.
More complex control systems using valves requiring automatic control based on an external input (i.e., regulating flow through a pipe to a changing set point) require an actuator. An actuator will stroke the valve depending on its input and set-up, allowing the valve to be positioned accurately, and allowing control over a variety of requirements." [Valve. Wikipedia]
The example "Design elements - Valves and fittings" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Chemical and Process Engineering solution from the Engineering area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
Valves and fittings symbols
Valves and fittings symbols, wedge gate valve, valve manifold, tundish, swivel joint, strainer, stop check valve, soldered, solvent, socket, spigot, socket,  spigot, socket weld, sleeve joint, separator, screwed sleeve, screwed joint, screw-down valve, screw-down check valve, relief valve, relief angle valve vacuum, relief angle valve pressure, reel valve, reducing valve, reducer, powered valve, plug valve straight through, plug valve T point, plug valve L point, plug valve 3 way, plug valve, parallel slide valve, open vent, needle valve, lock-shield valve, liquid seal, joint, hydrant, globe valve, gate valve, float operated valve, flanged valve, flanged joint, bolted joint, flame arrester, exhaust silencer, exhaust head, end cap socket and spigot, end cap screwed, end cap quick release, end cap flanged and bolted, end cap fillet welded, end cap butt welded, end cap	screwed and plugged, end cap, electrically insulated, electrically bonded, drain silencer, diaphragm valve, check valve, characterized port valve, butterfly valve, butt weld, bursting disc, bell mouth, ball valve, angle valve, Y strainer, 3-way plug valve,
The vector stencils library "Chemical engineering" contains 24 symbols of chemical and process engineering equipment.
Use these shapes for drawing block flow diagrams (BFD), process flow diagrams (PFD), piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&ID), and water flow diagrams.
"Chemical engineering is a branch of engineering that applies the natural (or experimental) sciences (e.g., chemistry and physics) and life sciences (e.g. biology, microbiology and biochemistry) together with mathematics and economics to production, transformation, transportation and proper usage of chemicals, materials and energy. It essentially deals with the engineering of chemicals, energy and the processes that create and/ or convert them. Modern chemical engineers are concerned with processes that convert raw-materials or (cheap)chemicals into more useful or valuable forms. In addition, they are also concerned with pioneering valuable materials and related techniques – which are often essential to related fields such as nanotechnology, fuel cells and bioengineering. Within chemical engineering, two broad subgroups include design, manufacture, and operation of plants and machinery in industrial chemical and related processes ("chemical process engineers") and development of new or adapted substances for products ranging from foods and beverages to cosmetics to cleaners to pharmaceutical ingredients, among many other products ("chemical product engineers")." [Chemical engineering. Wikipedia]
The example "Design elements - Chemical engineering" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Chemical and Process Engineering solution from the Engineering area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
Chemical engineering symbols
Chemical engineering symbols, vessel, venturi, flow nozzle, vapor, vertical, jacketed vessel, vaporizing equipment, vapor, horizontal, jacketed vessel, vaporizing equipment, valve, in-line, tower, bubble tower, sparge, process vessel, tank truck, tank car, screen, separating equipment, roll press, roll-type press, size-enlargement equipment, pump mixer, agitated-line, mixing equipment, propeller, mixing blade, motor valve, valve, kettle, reboiler, heat exchanging equipment, instrument, instrumentation, flash drum, knockout drum, process vessel, fan, centrifugal fan, evaporator, circulating evaporator, electrostatic precipitator, bag filter, separating equipment, cooling tower, auxiliary facility, clarifier, thickener, separating equipment, centrifugal pump, blower, rotary blower, agitator, radial turbine agitated tank, mixing equipment,