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.