View Full Version : indirect drainage fixtures -- flow
2009-01-09, 07:39 PM
On of my many hats is Grocery and Food Service plumbing design. I often use indirect drains. A three-compartment sink drains into a floor sink (big floor drain) via an indirect connection (air gap). Several different refrigerated cases may drain their condensate into one floor drain via an indirect connection with the code-mandated air gap.
Does Revit MEP address this indirect drainage issue?
2009-01-19, 01:05 PM
Any ideas out there? When I get up to speed, I promise to give back.
2009-01-20, 02:36 PM
I would build the floor sink with ability to adjust the FU's as an instance parameter. Then you just total up the related fixtures and enter it.
2009-01-20, 07:35 PM
Thanks, I'm on top of that one. That was my work-around. The trouble is, this work-around takes out the BIM. I've got to fake-in the fixtures that should drain into a floor drain, so they will show up in my plumbing fixture shedule. Then add instance parameters to each Floor drain. Lots of room for error. I just want The Revit MEP programmers to know that indirect drainage is a valid method, is approved by the International Plumbing Code, and needs to be addressed by BIM software.
2009-02-03, 01:09 PM
Sure would love to find an answer to this one.
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