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How to Review P&ID?
Are you a chemical engineer struggling to review P&ID?
You can read the importance of P&ID in the first part of this series.
You see a P&ID that is in front of you, and it’s difficult to understand all those symbols and what it means. Perhaps, you wish one day you will be able to read and develop one such P&ID. (Hint: Attend 2 – day Workshop on P&ID)
Well, if you already know about those basic things, and you are asked to review one such P&ID in your company, we will move on to the next step.
Sometimes it does happen that you have a technical interview wherein you are given a P&ID and asked to identify the mistakes.
Irrespective of the situation checking and reviewing P&ID is a skill. Developing such skill will help you to go a long way.
Monday morning. At sharp 9’o clock.
A young, enthusiastic graduate chemical engineer enters through a door of a manufacturing company. He does make sure to log in on time attendance machine at the regular office hours.
Wishes Greetings of the day to everyone.
His senior asked him to check and go through yesterday’s production rate.
Moreover, then to make a report of all the production rate, process parameters, lab reports, and so forth.
He gets engaged with the work. As time passes by, he gets more busy with the work schedule. To him, planning and scheduling for the day seemed daunting but nevertheless, gets engaged with operators, communicates about the plan of the day.
He makes sure everything is in place and on time, running smoothly.
It went on until afternoon. Also, after the lunch break, he sends his reliever for the meal. His senior is on lunch break too.
Everything was running smoothly when all of a sudden he hears a sound.
As a Graduate Chemical Engineer:
Do you wonder what sort of knowledge the industry demands?
Do you wonder what skills you need before they think of hiring you?
As an engineer, one needs to possess certain skill sets, which belongs to your field, at least to differentiate from other professionals.
It’s difficult to point out which skills are necessary and which one to neglect.
Which will gain the upper hand and which one will not be worth your time?
Since our field has a vast horizon, so to say, you will come across all sorts of variations and diversions under the roof of Chemical Engineer.
I’m trying to focus on one of the quintessential skills that you as a graduate chemical engineer must know.
It will be useful to have this skill set, no matter what profile cap you are wearing. I am not going to talk analytical skills, leadership skills, communication skills, creativity, etc.
This article is supposed to be a quick know-how guide post, to step right into the understanding of practical approach about starting your career, assuming that you hold accountability for the rest of the knowledge you have learned in your graduation years.
Engineers communicate via diagrams and documents.
Beauty of Chemical Engineering and Underlying Principles:
There’s beauty in everything, sometimes it’s on the surface which anyone and everyone can notice, but sometimes it’s hidden, deep inside, very subtle.
It takes a different view to acknowledge it. And so, not everyone can see it, right on.
Many times, it’s not noticeable.
No. It’s not that, there isn’t any beauty, and hence, no one notices.
And neither the observer is incapable of observing and appreciating it. Perhaps you already see beauty in something else.
It’s just that the perception differs from individual to individual. And so, the saying goes:
I didn’t notice the beauty of chemical engineering principles until one of the faculty showed me.
She didn’t mention explicitly, but now I suppose that all she meant while sharing few examples while explaining the concept was – Not to bound the Chemical Engineering Principles only to its domain. [Read more…]