The Pipe Pack module is designed to track tasks against “packages” of pipe tags. They are typically used for hydrostatic testing, re-instatements of a collection of piping or spools. A Pipe Test Pack (PTP) is a made-up package that is typically imported, as well as the linking of lines to PTP.
The following action buttons enable user to:
Assignment: Assign PTP Task(s)
Purge/Restore: Purge deleted PTPs permanently or Restore prior deleted PTPs
Create Form: Generate the PTP test forms (e.g. non-started smart form, mail merge form etc)
Scanned Forms: Download the uploaded/completed PTP forms
Package: Download the PTP package into PDF format (for printing), such as forms, datasheets, docs etc.
Execute: Loads the PTP Task for execution
Import: Loads the import view where user would browse to file, map fields, and import
Check-In/Out: Select PTP tasks (in secondary panel), then checkout to user
In order to perform PTP tasks the following actions must be performed:
Create Pack Type(s)
Create a Task Model(s) configured for Pipe Packs
Import list of PTP Items, linked to lines
A project can define different type of PTPs if needed. This would be configured by selecting the Gear Icon at the bottom of the module, where one or more pack types (of pipe discipline) can be created.
The “Pack Type” module is used for all three (3) pack modules; Pipe, Cable and Vendor packs. To create a new pack type, select New and ensure it has a unique pack type name and is associated to the appropriate discipline (e.g. Pipe). Cable is for Cable Pack, Pipe for Pipe Packs, and Multi for Vendor Packs.
Creating Pipe Pack Task Model:
Configuring a Task Model for a PTP, make sure PIPE Discipline and pack type (for pipe packs) are selected. This will inform SC the task model is only associated with Pipe packages.
Once a TM is configured for a pack, there are additional options for the inspection steps configured in the smart form. Almost any inspection step can be used for a pack. There is a specific pipe pack inspection step that will automatically list each line in the pack, and display the associated drawing, To/From, Type information.
See Document Types on how to configure certain document types as Isometric (ISO), Piping & Instrument Diagram (P&ID) etc.
Importing Pipe Packs:
Importing Pipe Packs can be simplified by using the import template found in the import module and can be provided by your administrator. The XLS file will require a unique PTP Number, associated Lines, and reference to the system or subsystem the PTP is assigned to.
Assigning Tasks to Pipe Packs:
Assigning PTP tasks can be performed from the Task Model module, where all PTPs can have a TM assigned in one go. They can also be assigned within the PTP module where specific PTPs can be filtered and assigned on an as-needed basis.
Using the “Assignment” button a user can assign tasks using three (3) methods:
Manual: loads PTP edit form, and provides user ability to assign any task model(s)
Profile: loads PTP edit form and automatically queries for the task models that are “active” and are configured for PTPs. User selects TMs they wish to assign.
Auto: loads the task “assignment wizard” which will list “pipe pack types” and counts, then selects the pack types, which will then list ALL of the Pipe Test Packs, and user can then select, all or some of the PTPs to assign tasks. A PTP will be shown twice if there are two (2) task models configured for the same pipe test pack type. Auto is quickest and most used method as it standardizes planning and execution.