Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID’s) - Learn Process Control, SIS and Alarms in P&ID

Learn how Process Control, Safety Instrumented Systems, Interlock & Alarms are represented in engineering P&ID drawings

Course Summary

Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams commonly referred to as P&ID’s are encountred nowadays throughout all process industries such as Oil & Gas, chemical, pharmaceutical or food industries.
These engineering drawings are used worldwide in design, construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance of industrial plants.
They provide clear information on processes, equipment, control systems and how the plant should handle emergency situations.
As a potential actor in these industries, it is therefore vital that you have a thorough understanding of P&ID’s components and construction.
Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams don’t have to be a complicated ! It isn’t rocket science ! This course will make you a P&ID expert and you will know how to read, interpret and successfully understand :
- all of those many lines
- symbols
- process control schemes
- and safety instrumented functions you see in your plant drawings

The knowledge gained in this course will help you to understand ALL P&ID’s so that you can draw the correct information from them.
This will set you apart from your peers, whether you are an operator, engineer, or manager and will give you an edge over your competitors when seeking employment at one of these industrial facilities.
Moreover since Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams are used in the planning and risk assessment of tasks to identify hazards, process flows and isolation points, then by ensuring that these drawings are properly drawn and understood, you contribute to the safety of your facility, your fellow workers and yourself.
This training course starts by initiating you to basic blueprint reading (which is also used in electrical, hydraulic and mechanical fields of expertise), then moves on to familiarize you with simple to complex process flow features, such as :
- instrument loops
- advanced process control systems
- safety instrumented functions
- and alarm systems

Symbols are also discussed thoroughly with all the P&ID's standards, conventions and designation codes that apply to them according to the ISA symbology. These include :
- valves (gate, globe, ball, butterfly...)
- actuators (pneumatic, hydraulic, solenoid, single acting spring return, double acting...)
- process equipment (pumps, compressors, heat exchangers, reactors...)
- instrumentation (flow meters, temperature transmitters, pressure gauges...)
- piping and fittings
- lines
- signals (pneumatic, hydraulic, electric...)

Included in the course are access to numerous downloadable resources, real industrial examples of P&ID’s and the keys to interpret them in high quality video lectures. You will be able to practice and become even more proficient with these bonus items that you will find throughout the course.

So with no further ado, check out the free preview videos and the curriculum of the course and we look forward to seeing you in the first section.

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Course Objectives

  • Understand and evaluate the purpose, content, and importance of P&IDs to the construction, commissionning, safe operation and maintenance of a process plant
  • Learn how to read, interpret and successfully understand ALL P&IDs through numerous real industrial examples
  • Identify the 5 key sections of your P&ID (title block, grid system, revision block, notes and legend, engineering drawing block)
  • Know and identify valve symbols on your P&IDs (gate, globe, ball, butterfly, needle…)
  • Know and identify valve actuator symbols on your P&IDs (pneumatic, hydraulic, electric, single acting spring return, double acting…)
  • Know the standards and conventions for valve status (open, closed, throttled)
  • Identify valve position and failure mode on your P&IDs (LO, LC, FO, FC, FAI…)
  • Know and identify process equipment symbols on your P&IDs (pumps, compressors, heat exchangers, columns, furnaces, reactors, vessels, containers, mixers…)
  • Know and identify piping symbols on your P&IDs (process, pneumatic, electric, hydraulic…)
  • Determine specific information about a process piping including type of material in the line, line size, line number and type of insulation when applicable
  • Know and identify pipe fitting symbols on your P&IDs (flanges, reductions, caps, spool pieces, unions…)
  • Know and identify the P&ID symbols of safety devices that are used to safely isolate, vent & drain process equipment for ease of maintenance (spectacle and spade blinds, double block and bleed valves…)
  • Know and identify pneumatic, electric, hydraulic and instrument signal lines on your P&IDs
  • Know and identify instrumentation symbols on your P&IDs (flow meters, temperature transmitters, pressure gauges…)
  • Know and identify the location of instruments, recorders, modifiers and controllers on your P&IDs (field mounted, board mounted, inaccessible…)
  • Know the lettering and numbering standards based on ISA symbolgy for piping, instruments and equipment designation on your P&IDs
  • Trace the flow of a process stream into your P&ID, through the pipes and equipment, and out of the P&ID
  • Understand the importance of process control and how it is displayed on your P&IDs
  • Successfully interpret basic process control schemes on your P&IDs
  • Understand the different process control options and how they are displayed on your P&IDs (cascade control, split range control, ratio control, batch control, selective control…)
  • Define the term Flow Control and explain how it is displayed on your P&IDs
  • Define the term Temperature Control and explain how it is displayed on your P&IDs
  • Define the term Pressure Control and explain how it is displayed on your P&IDs
  • Define the term Level Control and explain how it is displayed on your P&IDs
  • Understand the control of pressure in a pipe and explain how it is displayed on your P&IDs
  • Understand the control of flow in a pipe and explain how it is displayed on your P&IDs
  • Understand flow merging control and explain how it is displayed on your P&IDs
  • Understand flow splitting control and explain how it is displayed on your P&IDs
  • Understand centrifugal pump control systems (discharge throttling, variable speed drive, minimum flow…) and explain how they are displayed on your P&IDs
  • Understand positive displacement pump control systems (recirculation pipe, variable speed drive, stroke adjustment…) and explain how they are displayed on your P&IDs
  • Understand compressor control systems (capacity control, variable speed drive, anti-surge…) and explain how they are displayed on your P&IDs
  • Understand heat exchanger control systems (direct control, bypass control, back pressure control…) and explain how they are displayed on your P&IDs
  • Understand reactor temperature control systems and explain how they are displayed on your P&IDs
  • Understand fired heater control systems and explain how they are displayed on your P&IDs
  • Understand container and vessel control systems and explain how they are displayed on your P&IDs
  • Understand electric motor control systems (ON / OFF actions) and explain how they are displayed on your P&IDs
  • Know and understand the concept of Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) and explain how safety instrumented functions are displayed on your P&IDs
  • Know and understand the concept of Alarm Systems and explain how alarms are displayed on your P&IDs
  • Identify safe operating limits based on system designs as displayed on your P&IDs
  • Know and understand how Fire and Gas Detection Systems (FGS) are displayed on P&IDs
  • Assess emergency situations and regulatory compliance issues using your P&IDs

Level

  • Some engineering or field knowledge is preferable but not mandatory. All the concepts are explained in depth using an easy to understand language to allow students to build their knowledge from the ground up

Target Audience

  • All personnel involved in calculation, design, selection, manufacturing, safety, quality and maintenance of systems and equipment in industrial processes
  • Plant Operators and engineers in the Process and Power Plant Industries as well as Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants
  • Process control engineers & technicians
  • Instrumentation engineers & technicians
  • Design engineers & technicians
  • Piping engineers & technicians
  • Construction workers such as pipe fitters and plumbers
  • Maintenance engineers & technicians
  • Mechanics
  • People who work with Lockout/Tagout safety systems
  • Instructional designers and those involved in writing manuals and operational procedures
  • Security, Safety and Environment Officers (SSHE)
  • Anyone else with an interest in how P&IDs should be created, maintained and used in assessing emergency situations and regulatory compliance issues

Course Curriculum

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Course Pricing

  • Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams P&ID's
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    Learn how Process Control, Safety Instrumented Systems, Interlock & Alarms are represented in engineering P&ID drawings

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  • 8 hours on-demand video
  • 29 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of completion
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