Thought Questions

Open Ended Problems

A company requires uninterrupted delivery of products to its customers. Discuss the
location and necessary size of key inventories between each node of the system (production, distribution, sales, etc.).

This is called supply chain management.








When you solved the following problems in previous courses how did you determine the
size of each liquid inventory?

Hint: Consider the flowsheet and the equipment sizing separately.

a. Distillation

        - overhead accumulator
        - reboiler
        - trays

b. Continuous stirred tank reactor

c. Heat exchanger

        - shell and tube