An essential component to your Process Safety Management program is a Piping and Instrumentation Diagram. A P&ID is a diagram (not a site plan) that visually represents the equipment and piping present in an installation identified as a PSM-regulated process.

The Asmark Institute recently launched a new service to help agricultural retailers comply with the PSM requirement to have a Piping & Instrumentation Diagram (P&ID) for their installation. This service also provides the Block Flow diagram.

Graphic symbols are used to denote the appropriate equipment and piping. The P&ID is one of the first elements of your process safety information that should be completed, as it plays an integral part in developing other requirements of PSM such as Mechanical Integrity, Process Hazard Analysis and the Operating Procedures.

The Block Flow diagram is designed to help the employees and contractors potentially affected by highly hazardous chemicals understand how the process works.

Professionals available to draft these diagrams are in short supply, and can be quite expensive. Asmark Institute is offering this service for a limited time. Diagrams are drafted on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Asmark Institute website allows single facility retailers, as well as multi-location EHS staff to manage facilities, under one account. More information is available on the Asmark Institute website.

This service complements the ResponsibleAg program, which includes an enhanced version of the new MyPSM+RMP materials free with each facility registered. The MyPSM+RMP materials are supported by both the Environmental Protection Agency and Occupational Safety and Health Administration for use at agricultural retailers.

For more information, please contact Nick Clements at (270) 926-4600 Ext. 212, or nick.clements@asmark.org, or call Customer Service (270 926-4600 Ext. 506.