# Branch Pipe Calculator

Branch Pipe Calculator is used to get Flat Pattern Layout or Fabrication Layout for Pipe or Shell, Truncated Pipe one End, Truncated Pipe at Both Ends, Truncated Pipe By Radius, Pipe to Pipe Intersection with Equal Diameters, Pipe to pipe Intersection with Unequal Diameters, Pipe to Pipe Intersection with offset center, Pipe to Cone Intersection at perpendicular to axis and pipe to cone intersection at parallel to the axis.

This calculator is also used to Layout Branch pipe to Pipe, 90 Degree Tee, Equal Tee, Unequal Tee, 90 Degree Pipe Connections, Radial pipe Nozzles, Axial pipe nozzles, Pipe Branch Cutting, Pipe tee Branch, Pipe Y Formation, and it is based on the Pipe branch Cutting formula.

## Terms Used in Branch Pipe Calculator

### Main Pipe Diameter (D) :

Main Pipe Diameter is Pipe on which branch pipe is attached. The diameter of this Main Pipe is called the Main pipe Diameter. It is also called Header Pipe Diameter. It is denoted by D. When you are looking for a flat pattern of Plain Pipe or Shell then use Mean Diameter in this field to get the exact result. When you are developing a branch pipe connection then Use outer diameter if you are planning to mark layout directly on the pipe. if you are planning to mark layout on a flat plate then use Mean Diameter in the Input field so that you can get an accurate result. You can use any dimentional units such as Inches or MM as per your prefererance. if you are using Inches as units for your input values then please refer decimal fractional chart to enter proper input values.

### Branch Pipe Diameter (d) :

Branch pipe Diameter nothing but the diameter of the pipe attached to the Main Pipe or Header Pipe. It is denoted By d. Branch Diameter is required while layout branch connection with unequal diameters. While Generating Flat Pattern Layout Keep in Mind that if you are planning to mark layout directly on the pipe the use outside diameter of a branch pipe to get an exact result if you are planning to mark layout on a flat plate or raw plate before rolling then use mean diameter of the branch pipe. You can use any dimentional units such as Inches or MM as per your prefererance. if you are using Inches as units for your input values then please refer decimal fractional chart to enter proper input values.

### Height (H) :

Height is required while layout flat pattern. It can be the height of the Plain Pipe or the Height of the Cone. It is required to enter a value in the input field whenever it is denoted in the Standard Input Image. . You can use any dimentional units such as Inches or MM as per your prefererance. if you are using Inches as units for your input values then please refer decimal fractional chart to enter proper input values.

### Truncated Angle (α) :

Truncated angle is noting but the angle on which pipe is cut along the plane. It is denoted by α. This angle is required during layout truncated pipe layout. whenever this calculator asks for this angle then it can be entered in Degrees to get your result.

### Center to End Dimension (E) :

Center to End Dimension is measure from the Main or Header pipe center to the Branch pipe End Face. It is denoted by E. It required while layout pipe to pipe intersections or Pipe branch Connections at 90 Degree.You can use any dimentional units such as Inches or MM as per your prefererance. if you are using Inches as units for your input values then please refer decimal fractional chart to enter proper input values.

### Offset Center Distance (O) :

This is measured offset distance between center of main or header pipe and center of branch pipe on top view. It is required while layout branch pipe connection with offset centers.You can use any dimentional units such as Inches or MM as per your prefererance. if you are using Inches as units for your input values then please refer decimal fractional chart to enter proper input values.

### No. of Development Lines (N) :

No. of Development lines are a very important input field in this calculator. It is the no. of equal division lines for flat pattern layout marking. It is required to give this input in every layout. No. of development lines play a very important role in the accuracy of the layout so optimum no of development lines are needed to select. We always recommend users give this value in multiples of four such as 12, 24, 36, 48, 72, 96, etc.

## What are Types of Branch Pipe Flat Pattern Layout Available with Branch Pipe Calculator

In this Branch Pipe Calculator, we have the following Types of Branch Pipe Flat Pattern Layout Options are available.

1. Plain Pipe Flat Pattern Layout Calculator
2. Truncated Pipe Flat Pattern Layout Calculator
3. Truncated Pipe at Both Ends Flat Pattern Layout Calculator
4. Truncated Pipe By Radius Flat Pattern Layout Calculator
5. Pipe to Pipe Intersection with Equal Diameter Flat Pattern Layout Calculator
6. Pipe to Pipe Intersection with Unequal Diameter Flat Pattern Layout Calculator
7. Pipe to Pipe Intersection with Offset Center Flat Pattern Layout Calculator
8. Pipe to Cone Perpendicular to Axis Flat Pattern Layout Calculator
9. Pipe to Cone Parallel to Axis Flat Pattern Layout Calculator

## How to Use this Branch Pipe Layout Calculator

1. Firstly Navigate to the Branch Pipe Layout Calculator and Select the Type of Branch Pipe Flat Pattern Layout option from Selection pannel.
2. After Branch Pipe Layout Types Selection you have to refere standard input image of this types of petal shapes and make list of dimensions required in this calculator and keep handy this dimentions.
3. Select Input Dimensions Stanarad Units from Unit selection pannel. if you are using inches as dimenions then please refer note below input selection to refere decimal factor selection chart.
4. Input all the dimension required in given input fields as per your unit selection. All dimensions are required to fill before moving ahead.
5. After Filling Input Dimensions Select No. of Development Lines for your flat pattern layout requirement. you can enter any even no. of development lines or you can directly select standard Development Lines from top selection pannel. we recommend user to enter no. of dimensions line as multiple of four.
6. after completing all input field data click on calculate button to generate output of flat pattern of your selected petal types.
7. If you left any input field empty then it will show you an error notification so if you are getting this notification then check all your empty fields and enter correct data to generate results.
8. Navigate below to calculate button to see generated fabrication Flat pattern layout marking dimensions.
9. Refere Outpt Image to understand out marking dimensions vales to mark layout accurately.
10. By using this Data you can mark directly on your fabrication sheet or plate for further processing of fabrication works.

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## Why Should Use this Branch Pipe Layout Calculator

1. Branch Pipe Calculator is helpful for Generating Flat Pattern Layout of Pipe to Pipe Branch Connections, Pipe to Cone Intersections
2. Branch Pipe Calculator gives a complete solution to all types of pipe branch connections.
3. You Can save the Cost of Material by using this calculator.
4. You can Save Time on your Fabrication Layouting process.
5. An easy and Faster way to layout petal flat pattern.

## Application Area of Branch Pipe Layout Calculator

Branch Pipe Layout Calculator is useful for Pressure Vessel Fabrication, Storage Tank Fabrications,Sheet Metal fabrication Industry, Duct manufacturing Industry, Insulation Fabrication Industry, Process Equipment Fabrication Industry, Piping Industry, Heavy Equipment Fabrication Industry or any similar Industry