Piping Managment System
Piping classes define the characteristics of the components related to piping specifications. Editing is very quick since it is carried out using the Data Dictionaries. From the piping classes, the application automatically creates the list of the project piping components (component catalogue) that will be later used to carry out the Material Take-Off.
Branches tables and Assemblies
Branches tables define components for line intersections between header and branch. The application will automatically provide the necessary components detail from the piping classes connected to the branches tables. Assemblies (e.g. vents, drains, instrument connections) can be managed in the application. The piping assemblies are then used in Material Take-Off allowing Users to count them; the application will automatically provide the necessary piping components detail.
The component catalogue is automatically produced from piping classes including weight and surface based on formulas that can be configured by the User. Component dimensions can be added whenever a link to the 3D model is needed. Companies already having their own coding for piping components can use it directly in the component catalogue.
The Material Take-Off input is quick and easy by means of a friendly interface that allows Users to select components directly from the piping classes template or it can be imported directly from the 3D model. Material Take-Off consistency is guaranteed by an automatic check against the latest version of the piping classes and it can be upgraded to the last available component catalogue.
Material Requisitions are automatically generated from the bill of materials list. In order to manage material contingencies, the quantities of materials can be automatically increased using convenient and easy surplus rules. The delta quantities - arising from revisions of the Material Take-Off - are automatically managed by the application.
Fluid Streams and Line List
Fluid streams and line list can be managed by the application; the data consistency between fluid streams, line list and piping classes is guaranteed by an automatic check against the latest version of each one of them. For European projects PED calculation is available.
Painting and Insulation
Painting and insulation is an highly valuable feature. Painting cycles and insulation specifications can be defined by the User and together with line list, fluid streams and Material Take-Off data the application automatically computes the required insulation and painting materials.
The mechanical checks module calculates pipe thickness using data from piping classes and/or line list. The module also verifies the vacuum condition on lines and piping classes, it calculates the reinforcing pads and performs hydraulic and pneumatic tests calculation. It supports ANSME B31.1, B31.3, B31.4, B31.8 and ASME VIII standards.
Thanks to a completely automated process, the application can produce the components catalogue complete with the dimensional data, the piping specs and the accessories tables which are needed by 3D modelers in order to be ready for modeling. Besides the 3D modelers directly supported-Intergraph© PDS™, Aveva© PDMS™, Bentley© AutoPLANT™, Unigraphics© NX™- the application can be seamlessly integrated with ELENA 3D CAD interface.