The Gasket Commodity Code Substitution Rule node (the GasketCommodityCodeSubstRule sheet in the Connection Parts Commodity Code Substitution.xls workbook) is an optional rule that you can use to define a gasket's commodity code using the dimensional characteristics of the gasket. This optional rule applies to all gasket types.
This rule is used when the material control system requires the gasket commodity code to serve as a part number that reflects the gasket diameter and the gasket thickness. The gasket's commodity code used in the Piping Specification does not include the gasket diameter and the gasket thickness because those values are not known until the bolted joint is placed in the 3D model. This rule updates the commodity code of the gasket in the model to reflect the gasket diameter and the gasket thickness.
Material Control System / Gasket Commodity Code (Required)
Enter the commodity code to use for the material control system. This commodity code is not used to query the piping commodity material data for the gasket part.
Gasket Inside Diameter (Required)
Specify the outside diameter of the gasket in in or mm.
Gasket Outside Diameter (Required)
Specify the inside diameter of the gasket in in or mm.
Gasket Thickness for Procurement (Required)
Specify the thickness of the gasket in in or mm.
Ring Number (Optional)
Specify the ring number for a ring joint gasket. This property is only required when the gasket’s commodity code does not address the ring number. This is not required for any other type of gasket.
Contractor Commodity Code (Required)
Enter the commodity code for the gasket as defined in the Gasket Selection Filter.
Specify the weight of the gasket.