Kmiotek, Stephen J.
Worcester Community Project Center
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.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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