AutoPIPE will automatically take forces and moments from all selected loads and user combinations, and perform a rotating equipment analysis per selected rotating equipment code without having to manually enter loads from each operating condition. After defining operating load combinations as described above, go under Tools/Rotating Equipment. After inputting the equipment ID, select the rotating equipment code. Pump is API 610, compressor is API 617, Turbine is NEMA SM23. AutoPIPE also provides a User defined rotating equipment element in order to analyze equipment using vendor supplied allowable loads for up to four different terminal anchor points.
Depending on the rotating equipment code chosen, AutoPIPE will then ask the user to input the anchor points for suction, discharge, and other external connections as well as shaft axis. The API 610 analysis will require additional input for location of connection on the pump itself (side, top, or end), orientation, Table 2 factor, and center point offsets.
Once this basic information has been entered, AutoPIPE will automatically take the loads from all selected operating loads and user load combinations, and perform the rotating equipment analysis for each of these loading conditions.
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