The First Step in Modernizing Your Factory Floor: Walk Downs and P&ID’s

Factories in every industry are experiencing the pressure to produce faster, better, and for less cost. Manufacturers of all sizes turn to some form of automation in the pursuit to increase production, lower costs, and reduce downtimes. The first step in automating your factory is taking a look at how it is currently running. What is one way we accomplish this? Through a walk down of your facility and development of P&IDs.

What is a P&ID?

P&ID is an industry abbreviation for piping and instrumentation diagrams. This diagram is a picture of the piping, instruments, and controls for equipment in the process industry. These diagrams are used to articulate the drawing of branches, instrumentation, reducers, and valves fit and show how they work together to meet the needs of a specific process. It displays the piping and associated parts of a physical process flow.

Why is P&ID important?

Factories need a P&ID graphical representation to maintain and modify a process effectively. In addition, it provides the foundation for the development of system control blueprints, such as Hazard and Operability Study (HAZOP), during the design stage. Whether P&IDs are being used to modernize an existing process, change a piece of machinery, or direct the modeling and execution of a new project, these records enhance safe and effective planning of adjustments using the Management of Change (MOC).

What’s next?

To digitally transform your business, a solid foundation is needed, that’s what up to date P&ID’s can provide. Once a foundation is in place our team can then continue to support you on your digital journey. Our team provides solutions from design, programming and software development to onsite implantation and commissioning , driving efficiency and technology together in harmony for your sites and processes aligning to a true smart factory.



SOURCE:”What Are Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams”. Lucidchart, 2021,