AutoCAD Plant 3D General DIscussion

AutoCAD Plant 3D General DIscussion

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tmccar
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Registered: ‎11-28-2007
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Adding tube fitting components to spec

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12-12-2012 09:12 AM

I am setting up a pipe spec which uses Swagelok tube fittings with the "two-ferrule, mechanical grip design". There is a front and back ferrule which are enclosed in a nut. A seal is formed when the nut tightens on the 2-ferrule assembly.

   I was wondering how to represent it in a pipe spec. Should I keep all the components seperate, what "end conditions" should I use for the ferrules and would this sort of connection come under a "flanged" or "collared"  auto-joint in Plant?

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rchiasson
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Registered: ‎11-18-2010
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Re: Adding tube fitting components to spec

12-12-2012 02:41 PM in reply to: tmccar

The connections are still basically threaded connections. We used these in AutoPLANT and I just built them using threaded fittings. I don't see a need to build them as a special connection since they are still male and female connections. You will just need to build the components per the cut sheets. There might have to be a work around for some of the components, but the general tube, fittings and valves should function just fine.

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tmccar
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Re: Adding tube fitting components to spec

12-12-2012 03:37 PM in reply to: rchiasson

OK, thanks. What "end condition" did you use? THDM?  And how many ports (1 or 2)?

 

Tom

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