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Appendix E Design Checker Admin Overview

The Design Checker chapter of this training guide showed how the form can be used to perform various
checks of the Model data. This appendix has been added to illustrate how the checks themselves are
constructed to enhance the understanding of the utility.

The creation and modification of the checks is normally an administrative function. Consequently a
piping design user will only be allowed to view the information.

E.1 - Design Checker Admin Form

On the Admin tab, in the Data Checker group, click the Config
button to display the Data Checker Configuration form.

The administrator uses this form to create the Classes

and Groups that are displayed on the Checker form.

The Checks are added to the Groups, each check has

a name and an associated macro function.

Due to the limited access rights of the pipe design

user this form is currently read only.
E.1.2 - Vent High Points Admin Detail

The detail of the Vent High Points check used in the worked
example of the Design Checker chapter is selected in a similar
fashion to how the check is selected from the Checker form:

From the relevant options list select:-

Classes Piping Application

Groups Checks for Pipe Lines

From the Checks list select Vent High Points

This updates the information at the bottom of the form listing the
Name, Description and Function of the selected check.

If there are any rules that can be modified the Edit Rule
Data button is active.

Clicking Edit Rule Data button will open the following form.

The asterisk * in the text

field indicates All sizes,
Fluid Ref etc. are

From the information on the form it can be seen that the Vent High Points check covers the following:

Tee or Olet exist with a Branch outlet of 15mm or above.

Branch must contain a Valve and a Closure

Will check all Fluids

Will Check All Pipes

Will Check all pipes regardless of name

Will show all High Points (un-ticked shows just the highest point)
E.1.3 - Drain Low Points Admin Detail

If the Drain Low Points check is selected from the Checks options list the form will display that it can only
be used to check a pipe between 15 - 50mm N.B. when the Fluid Reference is set to /FRESH-WATER.

In the Design Checker

chapter no pipes failed this
test because none of them
had a fluid reference of

E.1.4 - Valve Stem Orientation Admin Detail

The detail of the Valve Stem Orientation check that was used in
the exercise of the Design Checker chapter is as follows:

From the relevant options list select:-

Classes Piping Application

Groups Checks for Pipe Componens

From the Checks list select Valve Stem Orientation.

Click Edit Rule Data button.

The check indicates that with the exception of Sea Water a valve
stem can be rotated from the vertical between 0 and 45deg. In the
case of Sea Water the Valve Stem must always be vertical.
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Appendix F Bending Machine NC Outputs

The training guide has shown how it is possible to obtain Bending Machine data in the form of bending
programs on pipe sketches. In additional to this there is often a requirement to be able to output this
information in file format for numerous pipe pieces. This is achieved using the Fabrication NC Reports

F.1 - Accessing the Form

To access the form the CE must be a Site, Zone, Pipe, Pipe Spool List (PSLIST), Pipe Spool (PSPOOL),
Pipe Piece List (PPLIST), or a Pipe Piece (PPIECE).

In the Production group, click the Bending NC

Output button to display the Fabrication NC
Reports form.

The form is divided into four main sections:-

Find Bent Pieces in: is a textbox showing

the name of the current element used for
the search.

Filter the Pipe Pieces using: is a selection

of search criteria based on the pipe piece
name, bore range and bending machine

Search Results is a list displaying the

results of the search based on the filters
and CE. The pipe pieces to be reported on
must be highlighted in the list.

Report Options allows the selection of a

file name and location using the Browse

When the form is initially opened a search

is performed without any filters being

If the Site is selected as the CE when opening

the form or when the CE button clicked, a
confirm form will be displayed.
The appearance of the form assumes that the Pipe
Pieces have been named as described in section
15.2.5. Auto-naming at this stage in the work flow will require the pipes to be validated a second time.

Pipe Pieces can be selected using the cursor in

the Search Results list. The standard use of
Ctrl and Shift keys can be employed to improve
the selection.

The Select All and Clear Selection options are

also available from right click menu over the list.

Once the file name has been selected the information can be output to the file using the Create Report

F.1.1 - Specifying Search Criteria

F.1.1.1- Pipe Piece Name Filter

This allows the filtering of the search to only find Pipe Pieces containing the supplied string in the name. The
use of wildcards (*) can be applied.

For example keying in *01* in to the Pipe Piece

name textbox and clicking the Search button will
achieve the result as shown.

F.1.1.2 Bore Range Filter

This allows a range or single pipe bore to be entered to filter the search. The values entered are included in
the results.

For example to search for pipes of 80 to 150 nominal bore, enter a range
of 80 to 150 and click the Search button.

Alternatively, entering a single pipe size in both fields will result in only
pipes of that bore appearing.

F.1.1.3 Bending Machine Filter

This allows the filtering of the search to only find

Pipe Pieces that can be bent using a particular
fabrication machine. The selection is made from
the Bending Machine options list and the
Search button is clicked.
F.2 NC Outputs

The following criteria needs to be satisfied for valid outputs to be available:-

The pipe must have been through Production Checks process to have a pipe piece list and
member pipe pieces.

The pipe piece must contain a bend

The bend must not be a manual bend

The pipe must be Validated

If the first two criteria are not satisfied the pipe pieces will not be shown on the form.

If the last two criteria are not satisfied the pipe pieces will appear on the form but the output created will
indicate that the criteria have not been satisfied.

If the pipe piece needs to be validated the grid will indicate this with a FALSE entry in the Valid column and
the Bending Machine column will have an Unset value.

Alternatively, if the pipe piece has been validated but the bend has been designated as a manual bend the
grid will be indicate this with a TRUE entry in the Valid column, but the Bending Machine will again be

Clicking the Browse button allows navigation to the desired location and entering of the file name. Click the
Save button to confirm the file name and location.

If the file name has previously been used a Confirm

Save As form is displayed.

Once a location and file name have been specified

using the Browse button and the pipes pieces have
been selected, the Create Report button becomes
If the file name specified has been used previously,
clicking the Create Report button will result in the
appearance of a Confirm form. Click the Yes button to
overwrite the file.

Another Confirm form will inform that the file has been
created and ask whether it is to be viewed on screen. Click
the Yes button to view the file.

The contents of the file will

then be displayed.