Britest tools are ways of visualising process behaviour which promote exploration of the underlying fundamental science, helping turn knowledge into understanding. They are used to help establish the business case for applying innovative process technology where this can maximise return on investment with minimal techno-economic risk, and to underpin successful scale-up and technology transfer activities.
Process definition diagrams
A whole process description focused on the experience of the process materials, forming the basis of technical and risk assessments, options generation, and similar activities
A representation of the network of chemical, biochemical and physical rate processes that occur in a single process task, as the basis of a qualitative kinetic model
Rich pictures and infographics
Visual, qualitative models of a complex process task including changes over time used to communicate ideas and promote discussion about physical effects.
A qualitative model of the rate processes that occur within a single process task, used with Rich Pictures to capture and develop understanding of the impact of material properties and process parameters on process outcomes
Duty definition and equipment specification
A methodology to define the necessary capabilities of process equipment based on an understanding of process requirements: what it must and must not do.