ACM Facility Safety and Endress+Hauser Announce P&ID Interpretation Workshop

  • January 08, 2015
  • Endress+Hauser, Inc.
  • News

January 8, 2015 - ACM Facility Safety and Endress+Hauser announce a training course that teaches how to read and interpret P&ID drawings to evaluate safety, environmental and regulatory compliance issues. Students will learn about drawings and documents essential to safe day-to-day operation including P&IDs, PFDs, Plot Plans, Electrical Area Classification drawings, Piping drawings, Line Lists, Tie-In Lists and Shutdown Keys.

The ability to read and understand these drawings and documents is a requirement for the analysis of emergency situations and for the assessment of safety, environmental and regulatory compliance issues. Understanding these drawings and documents is also critical when performing Process Hazards Analysis and HAZOP studies.The course is intended for facilities, operations and maintenance professionals, I&C engineers, engineers in training, mechanical engineers and technologists, health & safety/HSE professionals, and engineers responsible for process hazards analysis, HAZOP and safeguarding studies.

The course will be held at Endress+Hauser’s Process Training Unit in Greenwood, Indiana on February 24- 25, 2015, and again on April 28-29, 2015. To register, go to

Instructors from ACM Facility Safety ( in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, will conduct the training. ACM Facility Safety is the largest company focused on process safety. ACM provides standards-driven risk management by offering education, consulting services and software solutions to individuals and organizations over a wide variety of industries.

Complete course description:

The P&ID Engineering Drawing Interpretation Workshop provides a combination of classroom instruction and workshop exercises focused on critical documentation essential to the safe day-to-day operation of facilities. Document and drawing types covered include P&ID, PFD, Plot Plan, Electrical Area Classification, Piping Drawing, Isometric Drawing, Line List, Tie-In List and Shutdown Keys, and others. Price: $1,500.

The workshop covers:

  • How to interpret P&IDs
  • How to understand the process flow
  • The ability to redline errors or omissions
  • Understanding instrumentation and other P&ID symbols
  • Identifying safe operating limits based on system design

Accurate drawings and the ability to read and understand these drawings are a requirement for the analysis of emergency situations and the assessment of safety, environmental and regulatory compliance issues such as Process Hazards Analysis / HAZOP studies.

This course will provide employees with the ability to understand how facilities relate to the drawings so that they can focus on improvements. This course will also provide engineers dealing with Management of Change the ability to speak the same language as operators of the facilities.

It will provide improvement in quality and consistency which will enhance the other processes that rely on the P&ID drawings

About Endress+Hauser

Endress+Hauser is one of the largest instrument manufacturers in the United States’ industrial automation industry – specializing in automation solutions for the Chemical, Food & Beverage, Oil & Gas, Water and Wastewater, Life Sciences, Power and Energy, Primaries, and Pulp and Paper Industries. Endress+Hauser, a Switzerland based company, first began operations in the U.S. in 1970. Since that time, Endress+Hauser has continued to invest in its U.S. operations - investing an average of 10% of its annual revenue into its infrastructure.



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