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The UK Design Module (UKDM) is an optional set of features to the GASWorkS™ software. The included features are designed to closely support the requirements of the United Kingdom (UK) Institution of Gas Engineers guidance documents IGE/GL/1, IGE/TD/3, and IGE/TD/4. The UKDM version includes various common UK specific design methods and practices, and features and routines which have been requested by past and current UK Users of GASWorkS.

Some UK Users may be familiar with GASWorkS 8.0. This version of GASWorkS was a custom version only available to Fulcrum Connections and was never commercialized. Some of the features and data items found in the UKDM are similar to features and items found in GASWorkS 8.0, however GASWorkS 9.0 does not wholly or completely duplicate the GASWorkS 8.0 features or data set.

The optional features associated with the UKDM version include...

Units Conversion - Dimensional Units conversion utility. Allows a quantity in a specified dimensional unit (for example length in metres) to be converted to an equivalent value in another selected dimensional unit (for example feet).

Energy Conversion - Fuel/energy type comparison and conversion utility. Allows a quantity in a specified fuel/energy type (for example KW electricity) to be converted to an equivalent value in another selected fuel/energy type (for example m3 of natural gas).

 Diversity Calculation Utility - Allows calculation of diversified hourly loads based on specified heating type, annual heating load, and customer count.

Pipe Segment Calculator - Allows calculation of various hydraulic values associated with flow in a single pipe segment including pressure drop, maximum flow rate, minimum pipe size, maximum length, velocity, and more.

Specialized Reports - Provides four specialized reports, known as the Main and Service Authorisation Reports, and Main and Service Assumption Reports. The format of these reports are similar to reports found in GASWorkS 8.0. The reports are saved in comma delimited format that can be viewed and manipulated in many third party spreadsheet applications.

Pipe Property Table - Special handling of the "allow calculation" and "sizing group" items are provided in the Pipe Property Table and pipe sizing routines.

Pipe Attributes - A custom linked pipe attribute file is provided to allow specialized handling of attributes along a pipe/main feature. A special type of pipe vertex, known as a Pipe Attribute Marker, is provided to allow segregating a pipe feature into multiple segments. Each segment can possess unique attribute values. Special commands are provided to allow manipulation and management of the attribute markers.

Customer Attributes - A custom linked customer attribute file is provided to allow specialized handling of attributes along a customer service line and associated with a customer. A special type of service vertex, known as a Customer Attribute Marker, is provided to allow segregating a service line into multiple segments. Each segment can possess unique attribute values. Special commands are provided to allow manipulation of the attribute markers.

Custom Fittings - A set of specialized fittings are provided for use with the service sizing routines. This feature allows a fitting to be specified by type (for example a 90 degree elbow), as opposed to a specific size and type (for example 63mm 90 degree elbow). The sizing routine selects the appropriate size and associated equivalent length value depending on the required service size.

Connections & Terminations - Similar to the custom fittings, connections and terminations can be specified as a type (for example “Tapping Tee” or “House Entry”). The appropriate size and associated equivalent length value, depending on the required service size, will be used during the sizing routine.

Service Line Calculation - A set of special features, attributes, commands, and calculation routines are provided which support the calculation of the service line size, based on specified load data, configuration, and sizing criteria. The routine supports calculation of “composite” (dual sized) services.

Special Graphic Display Features - Attribute segment numbers and a change in size symbol for composite services can be displayed in the Graphic Data Interface.

Special Plotting Features - A special map scale syntax is provided. A User defined title block can be included with the plot output. A special editor is provided for creating and revising a title block definition.

Bill Of Materials List - A routine is included to create a generic Bill Of Materials list for the associated project. The lists includes User specified fittings, connections, and terminations - and automatically generated fittings, etc. The list can be viewed in GASWorkS or in any third party application that supports the “.csv” file format. 

Pricing & Licensing - The UKDM is an optional set of features for the GASWorkS software. The cost of the module is in addition to the cost of the GASWorkS software. The cost of the UKDM is $495 per license - one license per User. Contact us to purchase the software.

Maintenance & Updates - An annual maintenance fee may be applied for custom installations or in cases where a non-standard license agreement is used, otherwise no annual maintenance fee is required. Updates to the software are available for download at no additional charge from our website. Technical support on the use of the software is provided by way of telephone or email communication at no additional fee.

Additional Information - Click A Link To View A Document...
GASWorkS 9.0 UK Design Module Description 0.3 MB
GASWorkS 9.0 UK Design Guide 8.5 MB
 
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