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Instrumentation & Process

Instrumentation Diagrams & Symbols Application


This course presents the methodology for developing and applying instrument and control drawings and the ISA Standards available to assist in this effort. You will develop actual documents for a simple project to aid your understanding.


Upon completion of the Course, Participants will be able to:

  • You will become familiar with the documents used to define instrument and control systems, including process Flow Diagrams, Piping & Instrumentation Drawings, Instrument Lists, Specification Forms, Logic Diagrams, Location Plans, Installation Details, and Loop Diagrams
  • You will understand the type of information included in each document
  • You will become familiar with the sequence of document development for a typical project
  • You will cover the definition and use of: Process Flow Diagrams, P&IDs, Instrument Lists, Specification Forms, Logic Diagrams, Location Plans, Installation Details, Loop Diagrams
  • You will cover an overview of some process control devices and the symbols used to define them
  • You will become aware of the ISA Standards available to assist you in developing and understanding instrument and control documents

Target Audience
  • Process Control Engineers & Technicians
  • Automation Engineers
  • DCS Engineer
  • Operations Managers
  • Operators & Control Room Personnel
  • Metallurgists
  • Production Engineers
  • Process Engineers
  • Plant Engineers
  • Electrical Engineers
  • Electrical & Instrumentation Technicians
  • Maintenance Engineers & Supervisors
  • All those who want to be updated on the latest developments in SCADA and PLC systems and want to get a solid appreciation of the fundamentals of their design, installation, and troubleshooting

Instrumentation & Process Outline

The course covers the following topics:


  • General Instrument or Function Symbols
  • Instrument Line Symbols
  • Function Blocks - Function Designations

ISA Standard Identification Letters:

  • Typical Letter Combinations
  • Field or Local Instruments
  • More Primary Element Symbols
  • Typical Transmitters – Flow
  • Orifice Plates
  • Typical Transmitters – Level
  • Transmitters - Pressure, and Temperature

Typical Controllers:

  • Field Locations
  • Control Board Locations
  • DCS | Computer
  • PLC

Control Valve Types:

  • Actuator Action and Power Failure
  • Process Flow Diagram:
  • Process Description
  • P&IDs and ISA Standards
  • Typical P&ID


  • Instrument Numbering

Instrument List:

  • Specification Forms
  • An ISA20 Specification Form

Logic Diagram:

  • Binary Logic Diagrams for Process Operations
  • Motor Start Logic

Instrument Installation:

  • Installation Detail

Loop Diagram:

  • Types and Uses

Control Schemes:

  • Feedback Loop
  • Radio Control
  • Cascade Control

Split Range 

Classroom/Laboratory Exercises:

  • Develop a diagram for a typical feedback loop
  • Compare symbols of instrument devices with their name
  • Use standards symbols to create partial instrument loops


Ref Location From To Cost
IP01 Cairo 5-1-2024 9-1-2024