Title

Smart P&IDs

Faculty Advisor

Kmiotek, Stephen J.

Center

Worcester Community Project Center

Abstract

Piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs) are a universal language spoken in the process engineering industry. Intelligent piping and instrumentation diagrams have been created to ensure efficiency and organization in design processes through the incorporation of a back-end database of CAD drawings. We worked alongside DPS Engineering to incorporate intelligent P&IDs into the design of a small scale biodiesel transesterification process. To evaluate the potential application of intelligent P&IDs, we utilized the pilot unit operations laboratory in WPI’s Goddard Hall. Through professional opinion as well as from our experience, we determined that intelligent P&IDs are an efficient organization tool for large scale projects; however, for small processes, they are unnecessary.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2017

Major

Chemical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

Advisor Program

Chemical Engineering

Project Center

Worcester Community Project Center

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