Creating a Pipe
To add a new pipe to the database using the RsysConfig web app,
- select the Pipes link on the left navigation pane.
- Select the "Add New Pipe" button.
- On the "Pipe Information" page, fill in the fields or select from drop-downs for
Pipe Name - Name by which the pipe is listed and the root of the .ptd or .csv filename
Rigid or Flexible - Affects the behavior of the pipe when modeling
Circular or Rectangular - Shape of the pipe cross section
Pipe Material - In the example shown, AB - Stainless Steel, is selected. Only materials designated as "pipe materials" will appear in the drop-down. If a new materials is needed, select the "+" icon to create one. The fitting can be saved without selecting a material.
Minimum Segment Length - the shortest possible segment length
Maximum Segment Length - the longest possible segment length
Maximum Overall Length - the longest possible total length including all straight segments and bends
Minimum Number of Bends - usually zero
Maximum Number of Bends - Max number of bends that can be added to one pipe run
Unit System - Default unit system for the fitting
- Select "Save" and the new fitting is created.
Next, see how to create pipe instances.