A thorough process definition lays the foundation for a successful greenfield project
Dale Feldhaus, department manager in Industrial Process Controls at SSOE Group, was recently published in Chemical Processing Magazine. In his article, he discusses the importance of the preliminary phase of a greenfield project, which Feldhaus refers to as the “process definition phase.” Feldhaus has nearly 30 years of experience, specializing in the design, specification, and coordination of controls and instrumentation for projects within the industrial industry.
A precise, comprehensive approach to process definition will often save time, trouble, and money on the back-end of a project. It also plays a key role in the overall success of a project. A poorly defined process definition phase can leave information gaps for the detail design team, while a well-defined process definition phase can ensure a project progresses smoothly from beginning to end. Particular attention spent on the piping and instrumentation diagram (P&ID) and change management processes will help meet deliverables and make information readily available for the team. Effort spent on an effective, detailed process definition phase is sure to be time well spent, leading to a successful project that meets all of its objectives.
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