Process Flow Diagrams (PFDs)

Lesson Code: PUA-1260. Symbols used to represent key process equipment, pipe-work and gauges and how to interpret basic PFDs.

  • Category: Finished Dose - Processes


After taking this e-Lesson, you will be able to:

- Explain the purpose of Process Flow Diagrams (PFDs)

- Identify the PFD Symbols used to represent reactors, filters, centrifuges, condensers and distillation columns

- Identify the PFD symbols for indicating, recording and control gauges

- Describe the PFD symbols used to show pipe-work, pumps and heat exchangers

- Explain the difference between manual and automatic valves and how they are indicated on a PFD

- Read and interpret basic process flow diagrams

This Lesson will introduce you to the following keywords:

Automatic Valves, Control Gauges, Equipment Symbols, Heat Exchanger, Indicating Valves, Manual Valves, Measuring Gauges, Pipe-Work, Process Control, Process Flow Diagram, Process Flow Sheet, Reactors