When any product / system is designed drawings are made to assist in the production of the designed product. For example if a mechanical part is being machined you may see symbols like these to verify the part is made correctly:
Same with an electrical panel, they use symbols like the ones below to note the type of equipment used in a location.
Then there’s the Piping & Instrumentation Diagram (P&ID)…it depicts an overall view of a system, showing the flow (usually fluid or electricity) through that system’s components, giving the viewer an understanding of the operation, and expected results from said operation.
Some examples of symbols you might find in a compressed air system are:
Air preparation & handling:
Instrumentation and control:
Occasionally, we’re asked if there are standard ANSI or ISO symbols for any of our engineered Intelligent Compressed Air Products…and there aren’t. Perhaps one day they might make the cut, but for now, their standard convention is to choose a shape and call it out by name. It might look something like this:
If you have questions about any of the quiet EXAIR Intelligent Compressed Air® Products, feel free to contact EXAIR and myself or one of our Application Engineers can help you determine the best solution.