i. Tee, Cross, or Branch Piping Components - Modeling Approaches, Tips, Techniques used in AutoPIPE

Attention. Please see the following AutoPIPE help section.
Help > Contents> Contents Tab> Modeling Approaches> Modeling Approaches>

This help has been provided in order to give users ideas for modeling typical piping arrangements. The steps shown in each example should not be taken as the only method available to create models. In addition, the intent of the examples is to present ways to create adequate models of specific piping components for analytical purposes.

          Anchors        Bends
          Cuts              Flexible Joints
          Frames         Hangers
          Nozzles        Pipes
          Reducers      Rotating Equipment
          Supports       Tees
          Valves           Vessels

Questions and Answers:

0. Video Tutorial on modeling a Tee

In AutoPIPE select Help> Tutorial> First Tutorial> Creating a New Model> Insert a Tee 

1. Weight of a typical pipe fittings (i.e. Tee, elbow, reducer, etc..)

2. Branch piping using 3 different methods

3. Connect 2nd segment: Piping to Header Pipe

4. Branch piping on an elbow

5. Model a Bend / Tee / Branch / Valve with end condition other than welded (example: socket welded, threaded fittings, grooved, etc..) 

6. Flanged cross pipe fitting

7. USER SIF values

8. Y-pipe fitting

9. Correct a incorrectly modeled Tee

10. Connect 2 parallel pipes with branch piping

11. Reducing Tee

12. Cannot model branch piping

13. Model a Saddle supported Tee branch connection 

14. Tee arrows do not appear

15. Test if a branch pipe is actually connected to a header pipe

See Also

Model Different Types of PIPING Components

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