The pipework in building a new ship can require 15,000 pieces of various sorts of piping, valves, gaskets, and flanges. Conventional procedure is to assemble this and hand fit the parts piece by piece. MAPS System is a consistent automatic production procedure. By feeding data, which can be read easily from piping specifications and pipe arrangement drawings, into computer, the judgements of pipe shape and skillful processing work which previously have been carried out by workers, are automatically performed. Furthermore, by feeding the assembling and fitting schedule into the computer, order of palleting for delivery to the stage of assembling and fitting work is given to finished pipe, which includes valves and other pipe outfitting articles. The automatic piping line handles 70 percent of the required piping at a 60 percent saving in labor.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the International Conference on Computer Applications in the Automation of Shipyard Operation and Ship Design, held by IFIP/IFAC/JSNA, Tokyo, Japan, Aug. 28-30, 1973.
  • Corporate Authors:

    North Holland Publishing Company

    335 Jan Van Galenstraat, P.O. Box 103
    Amsterdam-W,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Moriguchi, S
  • Publication Date: 1973

Media Info

  • Pagination: 10 p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: III6

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00051823
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Purdue University
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 18 1974 12:00AM