Afternoon Session of FE Exam -
Chemical Discipline

Process Design and Economic Optimization Topic Area



The following subtopics are covered in the Process Design and Economic Optimization portion of the afternoon, Chemical Discipline examination:

A. Process flow diagrams (PFD)
B. Piping and instrumentation diagrams (P & ID)
C. Scale-up
D. Comparison of economic alternatives (e.g., net present value, discounted cash flow, rate of return)
E. Cost estimation

The Process Design and Economic Optimization portion covers approximately 10% of the afternoon session test content.