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Course Overview

Learn how to read Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams by taking this Advanced Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams P&IDs course. This course combines tools and practice to give you real insights into P&IDs.

Through this Advanced Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams P&IDs course, you’ll get a glimpse of how P&ID looks and determine its purpose. The course will thoroughly introduce you to the P&ID symbols and designation codes. In addition, it will discuss the importance of process control and educate you on the basic process control system (BPCS). The course also covers essential information on advanced process control and safety instrumented systems (SIS). 

What you will learn from this Advanced Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams P&IDs Course:

  • Gain the skills to read P&ID diagrams
  • Understand the anatomy of P&ID
  • Get to know about the basic P&ID symbols
  • Learn about piping, equipment, instrument, and miscellaneous designation codes
  • Enrich your knowledge of basic process control systems and advanced process control

Key features of the course:

  • Lifetime access to the course
  • No hidden fees; only pay the price of the course, which includes exam fees.
  • Recognised qualification upon successful completion of the course
  • Study from anywhere, anytime, whenever it is convenient for you.
  • Affordable and engaging e-learning study materials
  • Study at your own pace from tablet, PC or smartphone
  • Online tutor support when you are in need.

Who is this course for:

This Advanced Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams P&IDs Course is suitable for —

  • Students.
  • Recent graduates.
  • Job seekers.
  • Anyone interested in gaining skills in P&IDs. 
  • Individuals who are already employed in the relevant sectors and wish to enhance their knowledge and expertise.

Assessment and certification:

After studying the course materials of the Advanced Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams P&IDs, there will be a written assignment test which you can take either during or at the end of the course. Those who pass this test will have the qualification of Advanced Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams P&IDs Course. Certificate will be produced in PDF format at an additional cost of £8.99 and Printed Hardcopy at £12.99.

Career path:

This Advanced Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams P&IDs Course will equip you with an array of in-demand expertise and prepare you for a variety of rewarding employment options, such as—

  • Piping designer
  • Junior design engineer
  • Senior design engineer
  • Design supervisor
  • Instrumentation designer
  • Mechanical system design
  • Civil engineering

The average salary for Piping Designers in the United Kingdom is £53,845 per year.

Course Curriculum

Introduction 00:04:00
What’s a P&ID ? 00:03:00
Why is a P&ID so important ? 00:02:00
Who uses P&ID’s ? 00:06:00
How do P&ID’s look like ? 00:08:00
Introduction- PID READING 00:02:00
Anatomy of a P&ID 00:01:00
The title block 00:03:00
The drawing scale 00:03:00
The grid system 00:02:00
The revision block 00:03:00
Changes 00:02:00
Notes and legends 00:03:00
Valve symbols 00:14:00
Valve actuator symbols 00:09:00
Control valve designations 00:02:00
Standards and conventions for valve status 00:07:00
Process equipment symbols 00:12:00
Piping symbols 00:03:00
Pipe fitting symbols 00:03:00
Isolating, venting & draining symbols for ease of maintenance 00:05:00
Instrumentation 00:03:00
Sensing devices and detectors 00:04:00
Location symbols 00:04:00
Modifiers and transmitters 00:05:00
Indicators and recorders 00:03:00
Controllers 00:03:00
Example #1 : Identifying process equipment and flow paths 00:05:00
Example #2 : Identifying valve position and failure mode 00:03:00
Example #3 : Identifying the symbols 00:02:00
Piping designation code 00:06:00
Equipment designation code 00:03:00
Instrument designation code 00:02:00
Miscellaneous designation codes 00:02:00
The process 00:01:00
Process control 00:06:00
The control loop 00:02:00
Process control terms 00:10:00
Control loops : Feedback control 00:02:00
Pressure control loops 00:01:00
Flow control loops 00:01:00
Level control loops 00:01:00
Temperature control loops 00:01:00
Multi-variable loops 00:02:00
Feedforward control 00:02:00
Feedforward + Feedback 00:01:00
Cascade control 00:08:00
Split range control 00:03:00
Operations on control signals 00:02:00
Ratio control 00:02:00
Batch control 00:01:00
Selective control 00:01:00
Do we need to control at all ? 00:01:00
Principles of equipment-wise control 00:10:00
Pipe control system 00:02:00
Control of a single pipe 00:02:00
Control of pressure in a pipe 00:03:00
Control of flow in a pipe 00:04:00
Flow merging 00:08:00
Flow splitting 00:05:00
Centrifugal pump control 00:04:00
Control valve vs Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) for centrifugal pumps 00:03:00
Minimum flow control for centrifugal pumps 00:09:00
Positive displacement pump control 00:02:00
Control by a recirculation pipe for PD pumps 00:03:00
Variable Speed Drive (VSD) control for PD pumps 00:01:00
Control by stroke adjustment for PD pumps 00:01:00
Compressor control system 00:02:00
Compressor capacity control 00:12:00
Compressor anti-surge control 00:03:00
Heat transfer equipment control 00:02:00
Heat exchanger direct control system 00:04:00
Heat exchanger bypass control system 00:04:00
Reactor temperature control 00:06:00
Air cooler control 00:02:00
Heat exchanger for heat recovery 00:01:00
Heat exchanger back pressure control 00:02:00
Basic fired heater control 00:08:00
Complex fired heater control 00:05:00
Container and vessel control 00:07:00
Container blanket gas control 00:02:00
Safety strategies 00:01:00
Concept of Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) 00:01:00
SIS actions and types 00:14:00
SIS extent 00:02:00
SIS requirement 00:03:00
Anatomy of a SIS 00:02:00
SIS element symbols 00:01:00
SIS primary elements : Sensors 00:03:00
SIS final elements 00:04:00
Switching valve actuator arrangements 00:02:00
Valve position validation 00:02:00
Merging a switching valve and a control valve 00:03:00
SIS logics 00:01:00
Showing safety instrumented functions on P&ID’s 00:07:00
Discrete control 00:05:00
Alarm system 00:02:00
Anatomy of alarm systems 00:02:00
Alarm requirements 00:06:00
Alarm system symbology in P&ID’s 00:06:00
Concept of common alarms 00:01:00
Fire and Gas Detection Systems (FGS) 00:03:00
Electric motor control 00:07:00
P&ID representation of commands and responses 00:05:00
P&ID representation of inspection and repair 00:05:00
P&ID example of electro-motor control 00:04:00
P&ID example #1 : Legend and specifications 00:05:00
P&ID example #2 : Hydrogen delivery station 00:16:00
P&ID example #3 : Acid system 00:13:00
P&ID example #4 : Centrifugal pump 00:09:00
P&ID example #5 : Utility station 00:04:00
P&ID example #6 : Waste water filter 00:08:00
P&ID example #7 : Steam separator 00:15:00
P&ID example #8 : Flare knock-out drum 00:14:00
P&ID example #9 : Centrifugal compressor 00:05:00
P&ID example #10 : Hydrogen production from shale gas 00:11:00
P&ID example #11 : Fired heater 00:07:00
Certificate and Transcript
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