ESApro MTO provides the material requirement through driven data entry or in automatic starting from the P&ID diagram.
ESApro provides the evaluation of piping materials (pipes, bends, tees, valves, flanges, etc.) just before the executive design of the plant, a very important phase when making an estimate.
In a perfectly integrated environment with the other ESApro modules which share the project database, the component archives and the pipe classes, ESApro performs a straightforward material take off following two modes:
In both cases ESApro MTO relies on one and only one database able to be reused afterwards by ESApro 3D Piping and ESApro Isometrics for the executive design: in this way it is possible to compare final calculations and previously made estimates.
ESApro MTO shares the “Spec Management” module with ESApro 3D Piping and ESApro Isometrics: through this module the user can create his own piping classes by simply choosing the subset matching the project criteria from all the components in the dimensional catalogue.
The piping classes drive and control the user through the whole workflow.
In this working mode ESApro MTO can perform the automatic computation of piping materials starting from the diagrams made with ESApro P&ID.
Simply develop the diagram by using the piping classes (pipes, fittings, gaskets, nuts and bolts, branch tables, etc.) previously defined in the Spec Management environment shared by ESApro 3D Piping, ESApro Isometrics and ESApro MTO.
Once the diagrams have been terminated, ESApro MTO performs the automatic computation of:
About the estimate of pipes lenghts, number of bends, and possible joints,which cannot be determined from the drawing, they can instead be manually entered or computed through customized rules.
When used in manual mode, ESApro is basically a data-entry program driven and controlled by pipe class.
Once a line and its related class and diameter are defined, the user can manually insert the data with the following controls:
Once the data entry procedure is ended, the user can create the lists via the same ESApro 3D Piping versatile procedure. TXT or Excel format ensures the quality of the documents fully conforming to any company standard.
The program can provide the following lists:
The material lists format can be customized by choosing which fields to visualize, their order and possible filters. The lists can be directly printed or exported in TXT or Excel files for further processing or interfacing with external software.