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P&ID Plant Facilities Symbols and Their Usage

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Posted by Janice | 01/06/2021
Pre-drawn PID plant facilities symbols represent access ladder, chain link fence, communication tower, exhaust stack, guard screen, refinery, processing plant, oil rig, chimney, etc. Vector symbols help develop accurate and presentation-quality diagrams and documentations.

From the P&ID plant facilities symbols library, you will gain a great range of high quality P&ID plant facilities symbols. These symbols are great resources when you create piping and instrumentation diagram. Here you will have a general overview of the symbols on how they look like and how to use them in diagrams.

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Plant Facilities Symbols

The following picture shows a screenshot of the plant facilities symbol library in Edraw. It has a comprehensive collection of vector P&ID plant facility shapes. You will find access ladder, brick exhaust stack, chain link fence, communication tower, dark smoke, emergency shower, exposed ladder, guard screen, refinery, processing plant, oil rig, pulp mill, chimney, and more.

Material Handling Symbols

Chain Link Fence is a type of woven fence usually made from galvanized or steel wire.

Chain Link Fence

Exhaust Stack is a vertical pipe conveys wastes to outdoors.

Exhaust Stack

Refinery is a facility for the purification of some crude material, such as ore, sugar, oil, etc.


Simple Guide on How to Use Plant Facilities Symbols

Where to get the symbols?

  1. Start Edraw, choose Industrial Automation category, and double click Utility-Generation P&ID template to start a new drawing page. This plant facilities symbol library will open automatically on the left of the canvas together with some other libraries.
  2. If your Edraw is already open, you can also click the library button on the top left corner, and navigate Industrial Automation-> PID Plant Facilities.

Drag and Drop Symbols

When you successfully get the symbols, you can drag and drop required shapes onto the canvas. The shapes you've got are vector graphics, which are highly customizable.

Size Scalable

You are allowed to scale the shape to any size without loss of the display resolution. There is no blur image anymore.

Plant Facilities Symbol Size

Color Changeable

You are able to freely change filling colors to suit your own theme.


  1. To change the filling color for a part of a shape, first you need to select the sub shape. Click on the sub shape you want to change color for a few times until it is successfully selected (there will be a blue selection frame), then you can change this sub shape with a new color, and with other parts unchanged.
  2. Or you can ungroup the shape first (go to Home menu, and click Ungroup button), and change the color for any sub shape freely.

Plant Facilities Symbol Color

Shape Separable

It's easy to separate the shapes into parts, and you can take out a component or add new elements to create new symbols. To do this, first you need to click Ungroup button to ungroup the shape under Home menu.

Plant Facilities Separate Shape

Using P&ID Plant Facilities Symbols to Design P&ID

Below are some samples illustrating the usage and application of P&ID plant facilities symbols. Edraw pre-defined P&ID symbols provides a fast and easy way to design piping and instrumentation diagrams. To discover more examples, you can visit P&ID examples and PFD examples.

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