Plant object-orientated model formalization - Case study: HDS plant design

Hossam A. Gabbar, Kazuhiko Suzuki, Yukiyasu Shimada

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Towards the realization of plant enterprise engineering environment (PEEE), the construction of the plant model is essential to understand and to manage the plant lifecycle activities. This paper demonstrates a technique to construct a plant model on the basis of object-oriented approach. The plant design model is represented using unified modeling language (UML). The hydrodesulfurization (HDS) plant is used as a case study where the piping and instrumentation diagram (P&ID) of the HDS plant process has been represented as composed of control group units (CGUs) connected to each other via connection points (CPs). An object-oriented modeling tool is used as a repository to construct the plant model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-108
Number of pages8
JournalDesign Studies
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Conceptual design
  • Design automation
  • Design model
  • Engineering design
  • Object-oriented modeling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • General Engineering
  • General Social Sciences
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Artificial Intelligence


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