Piping Isometrics demystified through practical examples

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Piping Isometrics, commonly referred to as Isos, are encountred nowadays throughout all process industries such as Oil & Gas, chemical, pharmaceutical or food industries.

These engineering drawings are used worldwide in design, construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance of industrial plants.

They provide clear information on the configuration and routing of piping systems.

As a potential actor in these industries, it is therefore vital that you have a thorough understanding of Piping Isometric components and construction.

Piping Isometrics don’t have to be a complicated ! It isn’t rocket science ! This course will make you a Piping Isometric expert and you will know how to readinterpret and successfully understand all of those many lines and piping symbols.

The knowledge gained in this course will help you to understand ALL Isos so that you can draw the correct information from them.

This will set you apart from your peers, whether you are an operator, engineer, or manager and will give you an edge over your competitors when seeking employment at one of these industrial facilities.

This training course starts by initiating you to basic blueprint reading (which is also used in electrical, hydraulic and mechanical fields of expertise), then moves on to familiarize you with simple to complex isometric features, such as isometric offsets.

Symbols are also discussed thoroughly with all the isometric standardsconventions and designation codes that apply to them. These include :

  • valves (gate, globe, ball, butterfly…)

  • process equipment (pumps, compressors, heat exchangers, reactors…)

  • instrumentation (flow meters, temperature transmitters, pressure gauges…)

  • piping and fittings

Included in the course are access to numerous downloadable resourcesreal industrial examples of Piping Isometrics and the keys to interpret them in high quality video lectures. You will be able to practice and become even more proficient with these bonus items that you will find throughout the course.

  • Understand and evaluate the purpose, content, and importance of Piping Isometrics to the construction, commissioning, safe operation and maintenance of a process plant
  • Learn how to READ, INTERPRET and successfully UNDERSTAND ALL Piping Isometrics through numerous real industrial examples
  • Learn how to DRAW your own Piping Isometrics through numerous real industrial examples
  • Download our valuable sizing tables and dimensioning charts, essential to properly draft and issue your own Piping Isometrics
  • Identify the 5 key sections of your Piping Isometrics (title block, grid system, revision block, notes and legend, engineering drawing block)
  • Know and identify valve symbols on your Piping Isometrics (gate, globe, ball, butterfly, needle…)
  • Know the standards and conventions for valve status (open, closed, throttled)
  • Identify valve position and failure mode on your Piping Isometrics when applicable (LO, LC, FO, FC, FAI…)
  • Know and identify process equipment symbols on your Piping Isometrics when applicable (pumps, compressors, heat exchangers, columns, furnaces, reactors, vessels, containers, mixers…)
  • Determine specific information about a process piping including type of material in the line, line size, line number and type of insulation when applicable
  • Know and identify pipe fitting symbols on your Piping Isometrics (flanges, reductions, caps, spool pieces, unions…)
  • Know and identify the Piping Isometric symbols of safety devices that are used to safely isolate, vent & drain process equipment for ease of maintenance (spectacle and spade blinds, double block and bleed valves…)
  • Know and identify instrumentation symbols on your Piping Isometrics (flow meters, temperature transmitters, pressure gauges…)
  • Know and identify the location of instruments, recorders, modifiers and controllers on your Piping Isometrics when applicable (field mounted, board mounted, inaccessible…)
  • Know the lettering and numbering standards for piping, instruments and equipment designation on your Piping Isometrics
  • Trace the flow of a process stream into your Piping Isometrics, through the pipes and equipment, and out of the Piping Isometrics

This training course is designed to benefit all levels of technical personnel in the Oil & Gas industry as well as in chemical and process industries but will greatly benefit :

  • Personnel involved in calculation, design, selection, manufacturing, safety, quality and maintenance of piping systems in industrial processes
  • Plant Operators and engineers in the Process and Power Plant Industries as well as Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants
  • Pipe drafters
  • Design engineers & technicians
  • Piping engineers & technicians
  • Construction workers such as pipe fitters, welders and plumbers
  • Maintenance engineers & technicians
  • Mechanics
  • Instructional designers and those involved in writing manuals and operational procedures
  • Anyone else with an interest in how Piping Isometrics should be created, maintained and used in design, construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance of industrial plants

Some engineering or field knowledge is preferable but not mandatory. All the concepts are explained in depth using an easy to understand language to allow students to build their knowledge from the ground up

Having attended our below courses is also preferable but not mandatory :

  1. Designing Piping Systems : Pipe Fittings Flanges Valves
  2. Valves : Principles , Operation & Designs
  3. Know, Read & Understand Your Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams P&IDs

Would you like to contact us or to book a Live Virtual Training or In-House training in your premises ? We are here to help !

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