Hello Frank Wakeley - Thanks for posting this question in exchange. I am moving the discussion into the ArcFM space so that your discussion gets greater visibility. I am going to add a few folks to the discussion as well, using the @mention capability (exchange Help - How-To - Use an At Mention ), to get greater visibility. Matthew Crooks , Melia Brush, Andrew Sauer Jason Sharp .
Thank you for moving this along for better visibility. To answer your question, I presented the trace tool to a District Manager for Field Operations last week and he felt the valve isolation tool was fantastic, but the squeeze tool was clumsy to use effectively. He felt his foremen were savvy enough to see shut down options without applying the squeeze tool.
Our Vice President of Engineering was present for the demo and was excited about the valve isolation tool operation, but asked for Schneider Electric to follow up on the squeeze tool limitations. He wants valve isolation trace in use for field operations, but with specific instructions on the use and limitations of the squeeze tool. If this tool worked as we anticipated, he'd still be talking about it.
I hope this answers your question.
I've been investigating the use case here, and I have two quick questions:
1. Is valve 1127 truly at the junction of the 3" pipe and the 4" pipe, or is supposed to be along the 3" pipe within the ABC subdivision? Is it like valve 665 on the southern side of your exhibit, which is not on the 500' main directly but along the subdivision pipe?
In other words, is valve 1127 a three way with three pipes connected (two sections of 4" main and one section of 3")?
2. Is gas service coming from both the north and south? In Exhibit 3, your mock up of the isolation area is in between the squeeze offs, which to me implies a contained, loop service with gas coming from both north and south - but I wanted to verify with you.