Back, really back, to the basics...

Bernard Penney, from ISA, sent out this email today. Bernard is responding to the widely recognized lack of new, trained workers in the automation profession. Please pass it along to anybody you think might benefit from learning how to read a P&ID: Today's highlight is a self-study workbook offering a concise course on how to read and understand Piping and Instrumentation Drawings (P&IDs). These drawings, also known as Process and Instrumentation Diagrams, or Process and Control Diagrams, are essential to many industrial operations. Reading a P&ID will enable you to:
  • identify symbols and function labels commonly found on P&IDs
  • describe how system components are related
  • trace process stream flow and control loop functions
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Reading a P&ID

Included in the workbook are sample P&IDs, reference material explaining ISA symbology, answers to the problems, and a demonstration exercise that pulls together the skills taught in the course. The workbook, which has been reviewed for compliance with ISA standards and practices, covers the following subjects: Information on a typical P&ID, master sheets, symbols, instruments, line designations, tracing process flow, and controlling process operations. Please go to the ISA website for more details, pricing, and to order