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Paper w78-1995-523:
Modeling process and form for process plant pipe routing

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Howard H C

Modeling process and form for process plant pipe routing

Abstract: The Design Power Auto Router rapidly generates conceptual pipe routes using an integrated object model built from process schematics along with the geometry and layout of equipment and pipe supports. The software reasons about physical and topological relationships between the components to position nozzles on the equipment and to route pipelines between the nozzles while avoiding obstacles, minimizing unsupported pipe lengths, and placing pipeline components such as tees, reducers, flow meters, and control valves. The router reduces the time required for conceptual routing from weeks or months to a few hours to set up the routing model and a few seconds or minutes to generate a set of routes. With this kind of improvement in speed, plant designers can produce more accurate and detailed estimates, or explore many more layouts.



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Class: class.processing (0.033662) class.synthesis (0.016560) class.software-machine (0.002612)
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Permission to reproduce these papers has been graciously provided by the Stanford University, USA. The support of the editors, particularly Prof. Fischer is gratefully appreciated.


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