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Retire routes

Available with Location Referencing license.

During the life span of a pipeline, the routes may change as portions of the routes are removed while others are added. Major changes, such as environmental concerns, age, erosion, or repair work, may require retirement of a portion of a route, retirement of a complete route, or retirement of multiple adjoining routes that belong to the same line for the specified time frame.

When you specify that a portion of a route should be retired, that portion is removed from the route for the specified time frame for a particular network. When a route is retired by the Retire Route tool, the To Date field of the route in the LRS Network feature class is populated with the retirement date. When portions of a route are retired, the centerline features are split to accommodate the precise location of the retire operation. Calibration points are also added to ensure that the remainder of the route continues to calibrate properly.

Note:
  • You can fully or partially retire multiple adjoining routes that belong to the same line.
  • You have the option to recalibrate the measures downstream if the source route selected in the Retire Route pane is the same as the target route selected in the Retire Route pane.
  • You have the option to recalibrate the measures downstream if the source route selected in the Retire Route pane is not the same as the target route selected in the Retire Route pane, but the recalibration is limited to the end of the target route selected in the Retire Route pane.
  • The line order of the downstream routes in the same line as the retired routes will be updated as a result of the retirement.

These tables explain the parameters used in the Retire Route tool.

Parameters used for the Engineering Stationing Networks

VariableEngineering Stationing Network

Network

The network in which the Engineering Stationing routes exist.

Retire Date

Use this date for the date when the retirement has taken place on the ground.

From Route Name

The route where the retirement starts.

From Measure

The measure on the source route where the retirement starts. This is displayed as a green dot.

Use route start measure

The starting measure of the source route.

To Route Name

The route where the retirement ends. For example, if the retirement takes place on a single route, the source route and target route will be the same.

To Measure

The measure on the target route where the retirement ends. This is displayed as a red dot.

Use route end measure

The ending measure of the target route.

Recalibrate route downstream

Choose this option if you want to remove the length of the retired route from your overall set of measures.

Parameters used for the Continuous Measure Networks

VariableContinuous Measure Network

Network

The network in which the continuous routes exist.

Retire Date

Use this date for the date when the retirement has taken place on the ground.

Route Name

The route where the retirement takes place.

From Measure

The measure on the source route where the retirement starts. This is displayed as a green dot.

Use route start measure

The starting measure of the source route.

To Measure

The measure on the source route where the retirement ends. This is displayed as a red dot.

Use route end measure

The ending measure of the target route.

Recalibrate route downstream

Choose this option if you want to remove the length of the retired route from your overall set of measures.

Retire scenarios
  • In the first case, retirement takes place on a single route. The route is not recalibrated downstream of the retirement, so the downstream measures remain intact. The Line Order remains unchanged as the retirement is limited to a single route.
  • In the second case, retirement takes place on a single route. The route is recalibrated downstream of the retirement, so the downstream measures change and the start measure of the remaining route becomes the same as the start measure of the route that was present prior to its retirement. The line order remains unchanged as the retirement is limited to a single route.
  • In the third case, the retirement takes place between two routes (RouteX and RouteY) that belong to the same line. The route is not recalibrated downstream of the retirement, so the downstream measures remain intact. RouteX gets completely retired, so the line order of the next routes downstream that are not completely retired gets updated.
  • In the fourth case, the retirement takes place between two routes (RouteX and RouteY) that belong to the same line. The route is recalibrated downstream of the retirement, so the downstream measures are updated until the end of RouteY, which is the target route. RouteX gets completely retired, so the line order of the next routes downstream that are not completely retired gets updated.

Use the following steps for retiring routes:

  1. Add the centerline and network feature classes to a map.

    You can open a map in which the centerline and network feature classes are already present.

    Note:

    The Pipeline Referencing information model expects only one centerline at any given location. Make sure the centerlines used for your edit are not overlapping with other centerlines in your LRS.

  2. Zoom in to the location where you want to retire the route.
  3. Click the Retire button Retire on the Location Referencing tab.

    The Retire Route pane appears.

    Retire Route pane
  4. Choose the Network in which the retirement will take place.
    Note:

    Feature services published with linear referencing and branch version management will appear in the Network drop-down list. For more information, see Share as web layers with linear referencing and version management.

  5. Choose a retire date for the retirement by clicking the Retire Date drop-down arrow.
    • Alternatively, type the date in the Retire Date text box.
    • Double-clicking the empty Retire Date text box will populate today's date.
  6. Click the Choose route from map button Choose route from map to choose a route to retire for the From Route Name parameter.
  7. Type the start measure in the From Measure text box or click the Choose measure from map button Choose measure from map to set the value.
    Tip:

    You can also use the Use route start measure check box to choose the start measure of the route.

    A green dot is placed on the start measure location of the route.

  8. Click the Choose route from map button Choose route from map to choose a route to retire for the To Route Name parameter.

    If your retirement is limited to just one route, then the From Route Name and To Route Name are going to be the same.

  9. Type the end measure in the To Measure text box or click the Choose measure from map button Choose measure from map to set the start measure. You can also use the Use route end measure check box to choose the end measure of the route.
    Note:

    For the line network, the measures can be entered as station values in 00+00.00 or 00+00.000 format.

    Check the Recalibrate route downstream check box if you want to remove the length of the retired route from your overall set of measures.

    If the Recalibrate route downstream check box is unchecked, the modified route gets its start measure from the end measure of the retired portion. The start measure of the modified route remains unchanged. This could create a measure gap on the route if the retirement is not at the endpoint of the route.

    You can't retire the routes if the From Measure equals the To Measure for the same route.

    A red dot is placed on the end measure location of the route.

  10. Click Run.

    The selected portion of the route is retired.

    Note:

    As a result of the retire route activity, only routes or portions of a route are retired; centerlines are not retired.

    Note:

    If a message appears that is related to acquiring locks, the need to reconcile, or not being able to acquire locks, conflict prevention is enabled. For more information, see Conflict prevention.