Smart pipes

Engineering platform enables intelligent structuring and segmentation of piping

P&ID mit Rohrleitungen, Flussrichtung und Rohrleitungszielen

Hannover, 09/16/2014 |

Aucotec AG has developed a new function for its process engineering-oriented software system Engineering Base (EB) instrumentation, which now makes the piping that is defined in P&ID a lot "smarter". The new version EB 6.5.0 allows information on the flow direction, media, temperatures and pressures to be added to the P&ID. The automated target tracking shows both the beginning and the end of the piping as well as the topology of all sub-segments with all connected components such as valves, pumps, flaps or flanges.

The flow direction gives rise to the sequence of devices, which is important for pipe manufacturers and the 3-D connection. The topology information forms the basis of the subsequent isometric drawing, which can never be fully derived from a P&ID.

Each sub-segment of a piping knows to which main pipe it belongs, the devices which mark the beginning and end, and the other sub-segments that are also involved. In addition, EB automatically displays the standard representation of the connection types for the piping, which is usually determined by the medium.

Basis for workflow according to international standard of pipe classes

With this development stage of the CAE platform EB, Aucotec has laid the foundation for supporting pipe class-based workflows. This enables significantly improved material selection in future based on the standardized and tested pipe classes that are defined in the system. Engineering Base thus supports all national and international standards as well as individual internal standards.

About AUCOTEC AG - EN: Aucotec AG has over 30 years of experience in developing engineering software for the entire life cycle of machines, plants and mobile systems. The solutions range from flow diagrams through control and electrical engineering for large-scale plants to modular harness design in the automotive industry. Aucotec software is in use all over the world. In addition to its headquarters in Hanover, Aucotec operates six further sites in Germany as well as subsidiaries in China, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Austria, Poland, Sweden and the US. A global network of partners ensures local support throughout the world.


Johanna Kiesel
Press & Public Relations
Phone: +49 511 61 03-186

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