Smart Water Network Modeling Software Expands Flushing Capabilities
Smart water technology company Innovyze has released the latest version of its smart water network modeling software. The company says InfoWorks WS V16.0 features new benefits and modeling capabilities that make it easier for users to improve their productivity.
Whether configured as a component of a corporate modeling solution or a stand-alone desktop application, InfoWorks WS combines a fast relational database, hydraulic computational engine and comprehensive spatial analysis tools to create a single, flexible smart water network modeling application that excels in both steady-state and extended period dynamic simulations, the company says.
InfoWorks WS uses an enhanced version of the WesNet engine, which can cope with large and complex networks. A full range of simulation capabilities is standard, including dynamic water quality and sediment modeling, fire flow assessment, pipe criticality analysis, demand area and leakage analysis, energy use and cost calculations, and auto-calibration of networks. User Programmable Control (UPC) allows modelers to optimize water network operating regimes by changing state of control elements based on the status of sensors.
Innovyze says the latest version enhances speed, efficiency and usability. The flushing scheduler now allows users to specify shear stress as a flushing criterion (in addition to velocity) as well as the elapsed time between flushing operations.
Options have also been added for direct SCADAWatch connectivity, allowing easier calibration and setup of demand patterns; application of SQL expression themes to networks without results; and special color-coding of symbols based on control or result status. These important capabilities deliver ease of use and productivity, providing the user with flexibility within project modeling workflows, the company says.
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