Instrument Drawing, Reading and Understanding

An Intensive 5-Day Training Course

Instrument Drawing, Reading and Understanding

Scheduled Dates

13 - 17 Nov 2023 Dubai - UAE $5,950
18 - 22 Nov 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
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Why Choose this Training Course?

Why Choose this Training Course?

The major goals of this course are to develop an understanding of Engineering Schematics and recognition of a variety of standard drawing symbols. The training course starts with a general introduction to engineering drawing and representation of views, leading to the presentation and reading of schematics and symbols that are related to welding, piping, hydraulics and pneumatics.

This Petroknowledge training course will feature:

  • Fundamental topics related to Engineering Drawings will first be presented
  • Presentation and reading of schematics and symbols that are related to welding, piping, hydraulics and pneumatics
  • Relevant exercises to emphasis the fundamental aspects reading and interpreting schematics

What are the Goals?

What are the Goals?

Upon completion of this course, attendees will have a practical understanding of Engineering Drawings and would have covered the following topics:

  • Learn the definition and characteristics of schematics of a schematic
  • Identify various types of lines on schematics
  • Demonstrate the ability to determine piping diagrams
  • Describe a fluid-power system
  • Demonstrate how to read and interpret a complete welding symbol

Who is this Training Course for?

Who is this Training Course for?

The training course is primarily intended for individuals, with or without an engineering background, who need to be familiarized with standard methods of reading and interpreting Engineering Drawings.

The training course will offer background information that can be used to recognize standard Engineering Drawings which can then be used to plan effective installation and inspection of plants and equipment.

The training course will also benefit senior engineers who would like to increase or refresh their knowledge of reading schematics and symbols.

How will this Training Course be Presented?

How will this be Presented?

The training course combines presentations and discussions of topics covered with relevant examples.

It combines knowledge of fundamental principles related to schematic Drawings and symbols, and applicable standards and best industry practices and enforces learning with Question & Answer sessions to maximise the benefits to the participants.

Class exercises will be conducted to emphasis fundamental principles of reading schematics and identifying symbols.

Daily Agenda

Day One: Introduction to Engineering Drawings and Representations

  • Methods of Representation, Views and Projection
  • Orthographic Projection, Isometric Projection, first and Third Angle Projection
  • Sections, cutting planes, Hatching
  • Conventional Symbols and Abbreviations
  • Group exercises involving different views and projections


Day Two: Pneumatic and Hydraulic Drawing

  • Symbols used Diagrammatic representation of pneumatic and Hydraulic Circuit Diagrams
  • Building-up the Circuit Diagram, Designating the Elements
  • Representation of Devices, including Valves and Actuators
  • Basic Pneumatic Circuits
  • Exercises on basic Controls


Day Three: Piping Symbols and Drawing

  • Piping materials and manufacturing, Jointing Methods, Fittings
  • Piping Symbols, piping and instrumentation diagrams P&ID
  • Guidelines for schematic flow diagrams, Symbols and Abbreviations
  • Instrumentation (e.g. flow Indicators and Flow Recorders, etc.), Devices (e.g. Valves, Fittings and Special Symbols), Flow Lines
  • ISA S5.1, Graphical, Location categories


Day Four: Piping Symbols and Drawings

  • Flanges, Selection and Application, Gaskets
  • Pipe Sections, straight, Elbows, T-Sections
  • Piping Diagrams and Schematics
  • Pipe supports, Standard component supports, Pipe support service
  • Group exercises


Day Five: Welding and Joints Drawing

  • Introduction to Basic Fusion welding 
  • Elements of welding symbols, Basic weld symbols
  • Significance of Weld Symbol Arrow, Construction of symbols, Location of weld with respect to joint, Termination
  • Welding denoted by symbols
  • Types of Weld Joints, e.g. Fillet, Butt, Grooved, etc.
  • Use of Symbols with regards to General Electrode Numbering Systems and Standards



  • On successful completion of this training course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate will be awarded to the delegates

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I register for a training course?

  • To register online through our website, please click “Enroll Now” on the course page, complete and submit the form. A confirmation e-mail and instructions will be sent to the participant’s e-mail.
  • You may also get in touch with our Registration Team on
    +971 50 981 7386 | +971 2 557 7389 or send an email to

When and how do I arrange payments?

  • Payments can be made in USD or UAE local currency AED (Arab Emirates Dirhams) either by Bank Transfer or by Credit Card. Our Bank Account details will be provided on the invoice.
  • Course fees are payable upon booking unless a valid, authorized Purchase Order is provided and accepted.
  • Invoices will be sent via email/courier to the ID/name and address provided.
  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

When should I expect to receive confirmation of registration?

Upon successful registration online, enrolment on the respective training course will be confirmed by Registration Team by e-mail along with the invoice and joining instruction.

Is there a discount for more than one registrant/course?

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