Pipe Specification - Intergraph Smart 3D - Reference Data

Intergraph Smart 3D Piping Reference Data

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3D Design and Visualization
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Intergraph Smart 3D
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Reference Data
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12.x(2018)

The purpose of a project piping specification is to limit and aid in the selection of piping parts available to a piping designer as they design piping systems. Limiting the selection of parts eliminates decisions by the designer related to applicability, cost, procurement, and safety of particular parts within particular pipeline services. Rules regarding the usage of particular types of parts in particular design situations also limit part selection. Within a particular pipeline service, decisions relating to allowed parts and requirements for the parts that may be used in that service are made in advance by the specification author.

If you have Intergraph's materials management software Smart 3D Reference Data, you can create piping specifications in SmartPlant Materials, export them to Microsoft Excel workbooks, and then bulkload them into your catalog. Refer to your SmartPlant Materials documentation for more information.

A piping specification is represented by piping materials classes, which define the requirements, characteristics, and behavior of the piping commodities for a specific service. Typically, the piping specification is specific to a project. The data required for the piping specification and the piping materials classes can be categorized as follows:

  • The data that defines the piping specification is the piping specification data.

  • The business rules that apply to the piping specification are the piping specification rules. For more information, see Piping Specification Rules.

  • The data that defines the piping materials class is the piping materials class data. For more information, see Piping Materials Classes.

  • The business rules that manage the behavior of the piping commodities within this service are the piping materials class rules. For more information, see Piping Materials Class Rules.

  • The data that represents the rules for selecting piping commodities within the piping materials class is the piping commodity filter. For more information, see Piping Commodity Filter.

  • The standard notes that apply to a specific piping materials class or to an individual piping commodity, piping specialty, instrument, or connection commodity in the piping specification are the piping specification notes.

  • The data that represents the rules for selecting gaskets, bolts, nuts, and washers at bolted joints and the rules for selecting clamps at mechanical joints within the piping materials class is the connection commodity filter. For more information, see one of the following:

            Bolt Selection Filter
            Clamp Selection Filter
            Gasket Selection Filter
            Nut Selection Filter
            Washer Selection Filter

  • The data that is specific to the engineering office, and is used for the material control of piping commodities, is the piping commodity material control data. This data is a function of the contractor commodity code.

  • The data that determines the Common Industry Material Identification Standards (CIMIS) size-dependent commodity code from the contractor's size-independent commodity code is the size-dependent commodity code data. This data is a function of the contractor commodity code (or the industry commodity code) and the sizes for each piping point.

CIMIS is a cross-industry initiative to provide common identifiers and standard descriptions for commodity materials used in maintenance, operations, construction, and OEM activities.

  • The data that is specific to the engineering office, and is used for the material control of valve operators, actuators, and appurtenances, is the valve operator material control data. This data is a function of the valve operator catalog part number. For more information, see Valve Operator Material Control Data and Multiport Valve Operator Data.

  • The piping specification data that is required for reporting loose material and provided by the vendor is the vendor-supplied loose material data. This data is a function of the contractor commodity code and optionally the size.

  • The data that is specific to the engineering office, is specific to a class of piping specialties, and is used for the material control of those piping specialties, is the piping specialty class data. This data is a function of the piping specialty tag number, and a size range for generic piping specialties. For more information, see Piping Specialty Class Data.

  • The data that is specific to the engineering office, is specific to a class of instruments, and is used for the material control of those instruments, is the instrument class data. This data is a function of the instrument tag number and a size range for generic instruments. For more information, see Instrument Class Data.

See Also

Piping Commodity Filter
Piping Materials Classes