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    Piping units.

    Good morning,
    I'm very new to Revit MEP and have a problem
    In the commercial refrigeration division I work in, equipment is described in kW - kilowatts. Piping to this equipment is also described in kW. Wierd I know, but the energy in the pipe defines it's diameter and, well, the entire system!
    Problem: I can't allocate this unit to piping. It's only available to the electrical systems:banghead:
    Is there any way I can make a piping system that would use kW as it's unit of measure and then define piping diameters in relation to this value and have it add up or subtract down as it moves through the system?
    Anyone have any ideas?
    Ciao for now.
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    #2
    That would be nice huh?
    Sorry you ....kinda can.

    The creators of Revit only think we run water through pipe.
    What about Steam or gas, not everything is GPM.
    You can put the kW total in the flow parameter and then schedule it as kW, but you won't be able to auto size it.
    You can also add a tag that reads kW and have Revit add the totals as they propagate through the pipe.

    Getting Revit to auto size even what it claims it can do is a hassle. Good luck.
    "Keeping my view range hopeful"

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      #3
      Being able to put a kW total in a flow parameter and have it sheduled gets me far closer to making my work faster!
      Could I not then filter the schedule and change the pipe sizes in the various flow ranges? This would cut down my drawing of projects by about a day at worst...
      Thanks for the direction!
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        #4
        You cannot change a pipe size through a schedule. Just put the total kW in the GPM parameter of the connector.
        Create a tag suffix kW. Within your schedules you can than create your formulas.
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          #5
          Originally posted by Jrobker View Post
          You cannot change a pipe size through a schedule. Just put the total kW in the GPM parameter of the connector.
          Create a tag suffix kW. Within your schedules you can than create your formulas.
          Genius!
          That'll work!!!
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