P&IDs contain process piping.  Process piping consists of primary (or main or major), secondary (or minor) and utility pipes.  Primary lines indicate pipe carrying a process (or product or commodity).  The major processes are determined from the associated PFDs.  Plant utilities include Water/Steam, Sewage, Electric and Air.  The links below explain process piping.


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Guide To Drafting Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams

P&ID Components—Piping Items

P&IDs - From The Drafter’s Perspective—Guide for Drafting Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams

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Links to General Valve Information


Types of Valves


Valve Symbols


Valve Status


Piping and Valves  Go To Sht. 262


CADCell Valve Symbols


Valve Symbols Go To Sht. 48


P&ID Valves—How To


Valve Definition






Manual Valve Definition


P&IDs Standards Pitfalls with Valves


Surge Tank Valves and Sensors Class Lecture Video  Part 1


Surge Tank Valves and Sensors Class Lecture Video  Part 2


Surge Tanks Valves & Sensors  Video


Valve Size Selection


Block and Bypass Valves for Control Valves 


PSV Stress Analysis


Piping System Valves Classifications


Valve Fail Action


Car Seal Open/Closed  Discussion



Links to Valve Actuator Information


Valve Actuators


Valve Actuators  Go To Sht. 50


Spring and Diaphragm Actuator  Lesson


Control Valve Definition


Control Valve Definition 2



Links to Ball Valve Information


Ball Valve Definition


Ball Valve Definition 2


Ball Valve Assembly and Disassembly Video


Ball Valve Video


Ball Valve 2 Video


Ball Valve Spear Video


Ball Valve Forged Steel Video


Links to Butterfly Valve Information


Butterfly Valve Definition


Butterfly Valve Definition 2


Butterfly Valve Video


Butterfly Valves 2 Video


Butterfly Valve Double Flanged Video


Links to Check Valve Information


Check Valves


Check Valve Video


Check Valve 2 Video


Check Valve 30” Video


How To Properly Install A Check Valve Video


Check Valve One Way Video


Check Valve Two Way Video


Check Valve Swing Video



Links to Diaphragm Valve Information


Diaphragm Valve Definition


Diaphragm Valve Definition2


Diaphragm Valves


Diaphragm Valve Video


Diaphragm Valve Principle Video


Links to Gate Valve Information


Gate Valve Definition


Gate Valve Definition 2


Gate Valve Demo Video


Gate Valve– Unidirectional Knife Gate Video


Gate Valve Manually Operated Video


Gate Valve Casting Video


Gate Valve Video


Gate Valve 2 Video


Gate Valve—S Gate Video



Links to Globe Valve Information


Globe Valve Definition


Globe Valve Definition 2


Globe Valve Definition 3


Glove Valve Video


Globe Valve 2 Video


Globe Valve 3 Video


Globe Valve 4 Video


Globe Valve Rotary Video










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