P&ID: Reading and Interpretation


2 Days





Course Description

This 2-day course will provide participants with the principles of P&ID drawings which are used in process industries. This course is suitable for individuals dealing with P&ID’s in all Process industries including Chemical, Oil & Gas, Petrochemical, Water & wastewater, and Food processing industries.

A road map of P&ID during the lifetime of a design project is studied. Symbols, tagging, and basic explanations of popular items in P&ID drawings are among the topics covered and, for broader understanding, the different arrangements of each item is presented. Additionally given are some rules of thumb.

The P&ID: Reading and Interpretation course will cover piping, valves and control valves, tank and vessels, pumps, heat exchangers and control systems, including BPSC, SIS, and Alarm.Each individual concept is reinforced using P&ID schematics specific to the topic.

Course Includes
Real life P&ID’s, Acronym lists, Exercises (for class activity)

A complete set of course materials and lunch is included in this course.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for:

  •  Process Engineers
  •  Automation Engineers
  •  Instrumentation Engineers and Technologists
  •  Mechanical Engineers
  •  Operation and Maintenance Personnel
  •  Piping Designers
  •  CADD Drafters
  •  HAZOP Facilitators
  •  Project Engineers.

Course Outline


  •  P&ID: Its Role, Content, and Milestones
  • P&ID Anatomy & General Rules
  • Provision for Ease of Maintenance
  • Pipes & Fittings: Symbols, Tagging, and Arrangements
  • Valves: Symbols, Tagging, and Arrangements
  • Control Valves: Symbols, Tagging, and Arrangements
  • Containers: Symbols, Tagging, and Arrangements
  • Tanks
  • Vessels
  • Ponds
  • Fluid Transferring: Symbols, Tagging, and Arrangements
  • Liquid Movers: Centrifugal pumps, Positive Displacement Pumps
  • Gas Movers (briefly)
  •  Heat Exchangers: Symbols, Tagging, and Arrangements
  • Pressure/Vacuum Relief Devices: Symbols, Tagging, and Arrangements
  • Dealing with Ambient:
  • Heat Conservation
  • Winterization
  •  Operator Safety
    •  Insulation for personal protection
  •  Utilities:
  • Different Utilities and Their Applications
  • Utility Networks
  •  Instrumentation & Control:
    • BPCS (Basic Process & Control System)
    • Alarm System
    • SIS (Safety Interlock System)

Course FAQ

Who has attended this course?

People in the following positions have attended this course:

Project Engineer
Production Engineer
Facilities Engineering Technologist
Operations Engineer
Technical Manager
Licensing/ Drawing Coordinator
Technical Sales Rep.
Jr. Project Engineer
Area Foreman
Lead Operator
Pipeline Coordinator
Pipeline Operations Coordinator
Mechanical Engineering Associate EIT
Drafting Tech
SAGD Completions Engineer
Chemical Specialist
Facilities EIT
Project EIT-CPF
The following companies have sent people to this course:

Nexen Inc.
Baytex Energy
Crescent Point
Geoproppants Inc.
Husky Energy
Terra Water Systems
Apache Canada Ltd.


“Great course for me. I learned a lot that will benefit me.”

– Operations Engineer

“Very good course. I look forward to the next level!”

– Operations Coordinator

“Good Organization and nice presentation.”

– Jr. Project Engineer

“Very happy with the course and the instructor. Thanks a lot!”

– Technical Manager

“Fantastic course for any discipline related to oil and gas. Highly recommend to inexperienced/ in training operators, engineers, techs etc.”

– Facilities Tech./ Piping Design

“The instructor presented the information well. The course content was detailed and will be helpful in my job.”

– Engineering Intern – Oilsands

“Excellent knowledge and instruction. Thanks!”

– Production Engineer

“Excellent session. My favorite part was the notes/comments on process design “Rules of Thumb” and how to reflect systems in P & IDs”

– Facilities Engineer

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