Project Synopsis

Provide complete facility block flow diagrams of a benzoic acid production facility in preliminary consideration of a new greenfield plant project.

Project Summary


The client, a European based process engineering investment consultant, had a client who was considering the construction of a greenfield facility to manufacture benzoic acid and its derivatives. The client needed basic process engineering documentation as a basis for consideration of the project.  Process Engineering Associates, LLC (PROCESS) was contracted, due to its knowledge of, and experience with benzoic acid manufacturing facilities, to provide simplified, facility-wide process flow diagrams (PFDs), or block flow diagrams (BFDs), depicting primary unit operations and equipment requirements based on known production routes. PROCESS developed these diagrams to show major process units, raw material and product storage, integrated recycle streams, and primary utility systems.

Industry Type

  • International Chemicals Manufacturing

Utilized Skills

  • Process block flow diagram (BFD) creation