Version 3.1 February, '07
PipePac® Software helps you select the right material for buried infrastructure systems and lets you determine the real cost of materials over the design life of the project. Integrated analysis is offered using three independent programs: (3EB) to select pipe class, CAPE (Cost Analysis of Pipe Envelope) and LCA (Life Cycle Analysis).
• Unique in North America.
• Indispensable to specifiers, designers, contractors, purchasers and planners.
• Integrated analysis using three independent programs (3EB, CAPE and LCA)
• Easy comparison of flexible and rigid systems
• Calculates earth loads and pipe classes for concrete pipe
• Option of standards to follow - ASTM or CSA
• Choice of analysis in imperial or metric units
PipePac® includes an option which will allow users to download pipe prices from pipe producers via the Internet by accessing a specific address on the pipe producer's website. However, not all pipe producers support this option. Therefore, PipePac® comes with all pipe costs defaulted to $0.00. As an example of how the downloadable pipe cost option works, the software development company (Giffels Associates Limited) has provided a link in the program to their website where average pipe costs in Canada are provided. Users should be cautioned that these values are for demonstration purposes only and should not be used for actual cost comparisons. Users are always able to override the "example" prices and insert their own pipe prices.
• Evaluates costs associated with each alternate pipe material, based on design components and project requirements
• Performs multiple economic analyses to compare different pipe materials based on total costs over the life of the project
• Incorporates project design life, material service life, economic factors, traffic costs and other project related items
• Estimates the material costs of embedment zones for both rigid and flexible pipe, and allows for the comparison of
different embedment scenarios
• For each depth of fill, computes resultant earth, live, and surcharge loads; the earth arching factor; the bedding factor; and the required pipe strength based on 0.01" (0.3 mm) crack strength, or ultimate strength in the Three-Edge Bearing test for non-reinforced pipe.
Just point and click ... PipePac® works in a PC Windows environment. Standards built into the program are those used throughout North America. With this software you can:
• Analyze data in imperial or metric units.
• Select data from default tables or enter data manually.
Questions? In PipePac’s® <<Help>> menu, a complete operating manual guides you through the analyses step by step.
To use PipePac® for Windows, you need:
• a computer with a Pentium processor (or higher)
• CD-ROM drive and at least 200 megabytes of free disk space.
• Microsoft Windows 98, 2000, ME, XP or later operating system and a compatible graphic display, such as SVGA (with recommended display resolution of 800x 600 with 16-bit color.)
• At least 64 megabytes of RAM memory is recommended.
Structural Calculation - 3EB computes earth loads on concrete pipe in accordance with the methods presented in the Concrete Pipe Design Manuals of the American Concrete Pipe Association, the Ontario Concrete Pipe Association and Tubecon. 3EB analyzes underground pipelines for standard installation conditions, trenches, embankments, and jacked and tunneled pipe. Loads are derived using the indirect design method that relates the supporting strength of the buried pipe to the strength obtained in a Three-Edge Bearing test (thus the 3EB acronym) through the use of bedding factors. The program analyzes all standard live loads such as aircraft and railroad loadings, as well as AASHTO and Canadian truck loads.
ANALYSIS OF PIPE ENVELOPE (CAPE)
Reduce cost and eliminate waste with CAPE. With a CAPE analysis, you get a more realistic picture of the bottom line. CAPE aids in estimating the material costs of the embedment zones for both rigid and flexible pipe, and allows for the comparison of different embedment scenarios.
CYCLE ANALYSIS (LCA)
What is the real cost of the materials you are specifying over the design life of the project? Total cost are calculated using present value, annualized costs, or future value methods. LCA's ease of use decreases the time and costs of conducting economic analyses, and promotes more cost effective project designs.
upgrade an older version of PipePac® software,
you must have a previous version of PipePac.
Since PipePac® 2000 version or later is a 32-bit application, it is not possible to upgrade existing 16-bit PipePac programs (such as Versions 1.5 and 1.6) by overwriting the existing program. It is necessary to download the entire program to obtain all necessary operating files.
SOFTWARE OR UPGRADE AN OLDER VERSION OF
To download, you will need to submit the Registration Form. We will notify you on PipePac® Software advances. The Registration Form follows the Licensing Agreement information.
PipePac® Software is developed and presented by ACPA in cooperation with the Ontario Concrete Pipe Association (OCPA), Canadian Concrete Pipe Association (CCPA), Tubecon and Giffels Associates Limited.