Reading P&ID Symbols and Abbreviations for the Pharmaceutical industry: A Step-by-Step Guide
What are P&IDs?
Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs) use a standardized set of symbols, notation and abbreviations to represent the various components of a process. These symbols are designed to be easily recognizable and convey important information about the component they represent. In this guide, we will walk through the basics of P&ID symbols, notation and abbreviation and how to read them.
P&IDs are living documents, and it is important to keep them updated as the process changes over time. Practice is key to understanding P&ID symbols, notation and abbreviation, and interpreting them correctly.
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Table of Contents
P&ID symbols can be broadly classified into 7 categories:
Examples include pipes, tubes, ducts, multi-line, separators, connectors, end caps, flanges, reducers, and coupling.