Ralph Schneider, Wolfgang Marquardt:
Information technology support in the chemical process design life cycle
Chemical Engineering Science, 2002, 57(10), 1763-1792
Information technology has been becoming increasingly important in all areas of engineering during the last few years. Much of the progress achieved in chemical engineering would not have been possible without the enabling methods and tools provided by information technology. This trend will continue in the future but most likely with a considerably wider scope. While individual software tools and services have been in focus until recently, their integration into engineering work processes is an emerging and challenging area of research and development. This contribution attempts to highlight state of the art and future trends in supporting the activities during the life cycle of a chemical process by means of information technology. Emphasis will be largely on the process and plant design process rather than on procurement, manufacturing, and distribution of materials in the supply chain.
Process and plant design, workflow, activity modeling, information modeling, product data, tool integration, integrated design environments.