It is pretty common practice on plant equipment pieces for them to have threaded (or even socket welded connections) defined as nozzles. Is it possible to use Nozzle Manager to define these types of connections on the equipment we model in OpenPlant? If this cannot be done with Nozzle Manager what would be the best practice to add these types of nozzles to equipment? Thank you in advance for your response...
you may edit spec for Nozzle and try placement.
let me know if you need more information.
Regards, Rahul KumarManager, Facilities Engineering | Community Moderator
Answer Verified By: Kestutis Mitkus
This should have been obvious to me. Your response was very helpful. I do not have a lot of experience with the equipment building portion of the software and the obvious things are sometimes the easiest to overlook.
Rahul, I've edited the spec as you suggested but I may not have it correct at this point. The spec had flanged Nozzles which did placed properly in a model, but they were components that had been added to the Pipe table. I removed them from the Pipe table and added a Nozzle Section to the spec. In the Nozzle section I added nozzles of several pressure classes as well as the Half Pipe Couplings to that section. Now when I use that spec to define a nozzle in Nozzle Manager I get options to select nozzles of the different pressure classes I've added but still no half couplings. I've tried entering "half pipe coupling" in the filter but I get nothing. Any recommendations you may have would be greatly appreciated. Thank you...
After digging deeper into the component catalogs I've found nozzles matching the end connections and ratings I've been looking for. My problem has been resolved. Thanks.
Thanks Mike to confirm.
Yes, a good amount of working on catalog clarifies the doubt.