The Joint Quality Factor node (the JointQualityFactor sheet in the Piping Specification.xls workbook) defines the joint quality factor (e) to use in wall thickness and branch reinforcement calculations on the basis of the nominal diameter range.
Commodity Option (Conditionally Required)
Select the optional commodity selection. The default commodity option represents the pipe stock to use when the piping designer has not explicitly select one. Examples of when to use this include: pipe stock based on schedule, tubing based on schedule, optional fitting with a different design code than the default, and an optional choice for pipe stock or tubing.
Joint Quality Factor (Required)
Type the joint quality factor. Enter this value as a percentage, for example, 95 or 100.
Option Category (Conditionally Required)
Select the commodity option category.
Nominal Diameter From (Required)
Define the lower bound of the largest nominal piping diameter for which this joint quality factor applies.
Nominal Diameter To (Required)
Define the upper bound of the largest nominal piping diameter for which this joint quality factor applies.
NPD Unit Type (Required)
Specify the units for the Nominal Diameter From and Nominal Diameter To columns. For example, type in for inches or mm for millimeters.
Spec Name (Required)
Type the name of the piping material class for which you are defining the joint quality factor. The piping materials class that you enter must be defined on the Piping Materials Classes.