| Applies To | ||

| Product(s): | AutoPIPE, | |

| Version(s): | All | |

| Area: | Modeling | |

| Original Author: | Bentley Technical Support Group |

Dec 2014, AutoPIPE V8i 09.06.01.10

What is the best method of evaluating a nozzle load to see if they exceed manufacture stress requirement limits?

Insert a Reference Point to Evaluate Equipment Loads

Use the **Insert > Xtra data > Reference Node** feature to define reference points to evaluate loads at vessels or rotating equipment.

Works in either Global or local coordinate systems. So anytime the nozzle is at a skewed angle to the vessel and the allowable loads at the nozzle are given relative to the nozzle axis then use the local coordinate axis system.

You can define multiple "Reference Points" at any point.

**HINT**: Useful for evaluating in-line pump nozzles and manufacturer stated limits on vessels or equipment.