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Ammonia Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams Required by PSM

As the October 1, 2016 compliance deadline for the OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM) rules nears, one of the things that you must have in place is a Piping & Instrumentation Diagram (P&ID) of your ammonia storage system.  The P&ID as well as a block flow diagram of your installation benefits your employees as well as contractors in understanding your ammonia process.  The Asmark Institute offers a service that can create P&IDs as well as a block flow diagram for your specific ammonia location.  The process starts by you taking detailed pictures of your ammonia installation with a camera or smartphone and then uploading the photos to Asmark.  Once received, Asmark will start creating the P&ID and the block flow diagram and then send you a proof to review before the final diagrams are printed.  Click here for a direct link to Asmark's P&ID service.  On the website there are examples of these drawings and more information on this service.  A typical installation will cost $375 for the P&ID and block flow diagram.  If you have questions about the P&ID or PSM, please call our office at 309.827.2774.