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Process Flow Diagrams

Originally delivered Jul 15, 2009
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Understanding Process Flow Diagrams (PFDs) is essential for chemical engineers, as well as anyone involved in the engineering community. To fully understand technical discussions and presentations, you must have a working knowledge of PDFs. In this webinar, Professor Barry M. Barkel fully explains Process Flow Diagrams, answering key questions such as: What is a Process Flow Diagram? What does it convey? How do you read a PFD? What standards make PFDs semi-universal? The webinar will benefit those inside and outside the process engineering community who need familiarity with PFDs as communication tools. It will also be of service to young engineers with limited experience reading engineering drawings.


Barry M. Barkel

Barry M. Barkel has been a Lecturer in the Chemical Engineering Department at the University of Michigan for the past 9 years.  He teaches courses in Process Design, and Product Design.  Prior to joining the Michigan faculty, he worked for BASF Corporation for 35 years.  At retirement he was an Engineering Manager at the Wyandotte Michigan Site.  His experience includes research, process engineering, project management and engineering design.  He has been involved with processes ranging from pharmaceuticals to heavy chemicals.   

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