Sei sulla pagina 1di 3

A typical example of adding a new pipe to the database:

From the Parts Database menu, select Add New / Edit Parts Book Pipe Type, and
select the: Create a new pipe type from scratch option.

Add a New Pipe Type Description and select the desired Unit Scheme. The Display
in Part Entry Dialog upon creation option is selected by default and should be
Click on the Create New Pipe Type button.
Select the desired sizes
All sizes should be included, as sizes cannot be
added at a later date without creating a new
pipe type. (Internal Diameters are not editable
once a pipe is created.)

Click OK

Select all End Types available to this Pipe Type. Adjust the data cell information for
Inside Diameter, C Values and Sticks / Bundle. Use decimal values for US sizes.
The value will be reflected in the current Format set for Diameters when the data is
actually saved to the database. (Clicking on another data cell saves the data. Be sure
to do this for the last entry before continuing.)
Click on the Display Part Entry Dialog
In Step 1: Select the Create a New Part
from Scratch option, select Pipe as the
Category and find and select the new pipe
type (at the bottom) of the Sub-Category
list. The Sub-Type should remain
Standard. A Short Description can be
added, but usually isnt used with pipe.
The Is length Quantity option needs to
remain selected for pipe.
In Step 2: Select, or type in, a
Manufactured By name (do not use
Generic). Select a Color for the pipe and
set a New Stick Length
Step 3: Sizes are already included.
In Step 4: Click on the Create Part button.

Any data color-coded in Green can be edited. Verify the Finish information and
change whatever data needs to be edited. All data, on all tabs, for all sizes should be
complete and correct before continuing.
Click on Done to close all dialog boxes when finished.

Note: When adding a pipe, default equivalent lengths for fittings must be added/verified.
This is done by clicking on
button, from Settings \Hydraulic Calculations \Fittings tab, and scrolling to the newly
created pipe type. These values would either be as shown on the Manufacturers data
sheets for the appropriate fittings use not the new pipe or the Industry Standard as
recommended in NFPA 13.
Make sure that the equivalent length table option "Apply adjustments for Schedule 40
diameter and HWC 120 differences." is selected for the new pipe type. This option would
not apply for plastic or copper pipes where the equivalent length values are entered into
this table, using the Manufacturer's equivalent length data sheets, for which these
adjustments are already included in the values.