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P&ID Examples

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Piping and instrumentation diagrams represent the important components of a physical process flow. Lucidchart is a web-based application for building P&IDs and other technical diagrams. Try the simple drag-and-drop interface and online sharing options. You can even access your diagram from any device or location.

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Make a P&ID with Lucidchart

Piping and instrumentation diagrams are typically created by engineers who are designing a manufacturing process for a physical plant. These facilities have complex chemical or mechanical components and processes, which are modeled with diagrams. Use Lucidchart's intuitive interface to make your own P&IDs. Our keyboard shortcuts, interactive elements, and comprehensive symbol library make it the perfect choice.

For a review on how to make a P&ID, check out this guide. The concept can be kind of tricky, so we recommend that you jump right in with the following templates and practice for yourself.

P&ID templates

We understand that diagramming can be tricky at times, which is why Lucidchart has been built to include templates and examples that can help you to gain inspiration. Try out the following templates by clicking on the link below.

P&ID flow system example

Open this example to see a fluid flow system—this diagram defines the mechanical and design configurations that are in place. Try editing the elements to produce a more efficient process. Try out this template.

P&ID Flow System Example

P&ID separator vessel example

Check out our template for a P&ID of 3-phase separator vessels. These components are used in the oil and gas industry to separate various liquids that flow from oil wells. Try out this template.

P&ID Separator Vessel Example

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Lucidchart is fast, friendly, and completely cloud-based. You can use it from any device or location without worry about conflicting drafts or platform compatibility. It's easy to create even complex P&IDs with Lucidchart.

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