Technical Familiarisation 

Process Flow Diagrams  

In this course we will provide the basic knowledge required to understand Process Flow Diagrams and include an overview of the equipment symbols and numbering information found on the drawings, the routes of flow between equipment and the designed operating process parameters, such as temperature, pressure, fluid density, individual flow capacities and mass flow rates.
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Course Description 

The safe operation of a process system is of fundamental importance to ensuring the health and safety of all workers, local communities and the environment.

In this course we will provide the basic knowledge required to understand Process Flow Diagrams and include an overview of the equipment symbols and numbering information found on the drawings, the routes of flow between equipment and the designed operating process parameters, such as temperature, pressure, fluid density, individual flow capacities and mass flow rates.

Course Objectives

By the end of this course you should be able to:

  • Describe the development of a PFD 
  • Explain the relationship between BFDs, PFDs and P&IDs 
  • Recognise equipment symbols and codes
  • Identify equipment numbering and lettering - Explain process stream information 
  • Describe equipment summary tables