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  • The challenges of creating a 250,000-pipe model for Miami-Dade

    Earth Tech has used InfoWorks WS to develop a record-breaking all-mains model of Miami-Dade’s water supply system in order to achieve an accurate representation of the entire distribution process. The new dynamic model covers the whole of the 250,000-pipe network, as well as all the associated facilities. 'One of the challenges was that we had to model the whole system - every single pipe,' says ...


    By Innovyze

  • Commercial Twin Alternating Water Softener, Nicaragua

    INTRODUCTION In July 2013, Pure Aqua designed and manufactured a commercial twin alternating water softener with 30” FRP tanks, 30” brine tank and Aquamatic valves for a major company in Nicaragua. Feed water to the softener was well water. Its purpose was to lower the hardness in the water to ...


    By Pure Aqua, Inc.

  • Dynamic Lateral Response of a Pile Group in Clay

    A series of lateral dynamic loading tests were conducted on a rigid concrete cap supported by nine 273-mm-diameter steel pipe piles in a square group. The piles were driven 13.7 m into a layered deposit of overconsolidated clay. A linear inertial mass vibrator applied horizontal constant-rate frequency sweep and steady state loadings from frequencies above the first mode resonance to frequencies ...


    By ASTM International

  • Pipeline Zooming for a Comprehensive Infrastructure Survey.

    Time, budget and resources often keep a municipality from maintaining comprehensive, up-to-date information on water and sewer pipeline conditions. Without a complete understanding of their infrastructures, municipal supervisors cannot properly prioritize and schedule maintenance activities. As a result, emergencies—backups, collapses, and overflows—happen unexpectedly, and must be dealt with on ...


    By Envirosight LLC

  • Using InfoNet to build InfoWorks CS hydraulic models

    Water utilities are now using MWH Soft’s InfoNet database and network management solution to monitor data, which has in turn enabled digital models of these networks to be created in a more efficient way. Many countries are still developing modeling standards, and management tools are either basic or non-existent, so these challenges have to be faced when building models to ensure they are ...


    By Innovyze

  • Hurricane response emergency modeling with InfoWorks WS

    The island of Jamaica is located in the Caribbean Archipelago, 90 miles south of Cuba, 600 miles south of Florida and 100 miles south-west of Haiti. It has a population of 2.6 million, 800,000 of whom live in the metropolitan area of the capital, Kingston. The island is mountainous, with a distinct east-to-west ridge and a dramatic relief change in the east. Like the rest of the region, ...


    By Innovyze

  • Monitoring level of fuel and diesel oil in cylindrical tanks case study

    SmartScan 50L delivers a reliable measurement solution for monitoring fuel and diesel oil in a municipal Central Post Office. This Post Office provides postal services throughout the country. To provide its services around the clock, the office invests huge efforts in maintaining its building at the highest standards. The problems The Central Post Office uses fuel oil for ...

  • The Need for a Total View of Water Networks

    The water industry is not short of software offerings, and so the arguments in favour of yet another software program had better be very good indeed. In this article we examine how one very significant community of users – operations managers, engineers and planners - have largely had their specific needs overlooked; we identify the type of system needed to fulfil their requirements and the ...


    By Innovyze

  • Ping-Ping, What’s That Sound? Acoustic Fiber Optic Technology Helps Identify Problematic Water Mains

    With the deteriorating state of many aging water mains found in cities across North America, urbanites are frequently witnessing unexpected plumes of water erupt as man-made geysers in their own metropolitan backyards. While natural geysers are awe inspiring, urban geysers are much less so, due to their destruction to property, roads and the environment. Because an uninterrupted water flow is the ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Supreme hotel relies on supreme water disinfection by Grundfos

    Kempinski Hotel Zografski is a 5-star hotel located in Lozenets, near downtown Sofia, Bulgaria. It is one of the most luxurious hotels in the capital of Bulgaria. It has 442 guest rooms, 10 conference rooms, 5 restaurants, 3 bars and the only Japanese garden in the Balkans. The hotel was built between 1974 and 1979 to the design of leading Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa (1934 - 2007) in the ...


  • Integrating GIS and Hydraulic Modelling in Urban and Rural Applications

    Overview In the UK, numerical Hydraulic Modelling of the urban environment, water networks and rivers plays a vital role in providing the UK Water Industry with solutions for protecting the environment, meeting UK Government and European Regulations, meeting OPEX and CAPEX business targets, and improving the efficiency of Water Companies in managing their assets. Similarly, the UK water ...


    By Innovyze

  • A new vision on the condition of city of Toronto’s sewer networks

    Situation And Objectives After the amalgamation of Toronto in 1998, Toronto Water – the department in charge of managing the combined infrastructure systems – was mandated to consolidate all underground facilities data and centralize sewer inspection processes on behalf of the newly merged city. Ten years later, a great deal of work in this regard remained undone. It was a ...


    By CTSpec Inc

  • Problem Solving with InfoNet 5: Managing Surveys

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    By Innovyze

  • LIMS and the Automation of the Water Lab

    (Reproduced by permission from Laboratorium Magazine) Europe’s most modern water lab is located in Leeuwarden, in the Netherlands. Vitens made a big splash when it brought this modern building, with its transparent design, into operation in January 2005. Many colleagues from Dutch and foreign labs are eager to visit this installation, where water control samples are routed automatically with the ...


    By STARLIMS Corporation

  • InfoWorks WS aids Hunter Water’s model aspirations

    Specialist water and wastewater services provider Hunter Water Corporation purchased InfoWorks WS in 2009 to enable advanced real-time modeling of its water networks. Its experience of building complex models from basics has been extremely positive, with the process being made considerably easier than anticipated by the solution’s powerful data import, inferencing and operational tools. ...


    By Innovyze

  • How infoWorks ICM can assist in preparing for a changing climate

    Governments around the world seeing the effects of major climate events, such as the 2011 Japanese earthquake and following tsunami, have rightly taken a new look at the risks faced by their infrastructure. In May 2011, the UK Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) released a report on preparing key national infrastructure for climate change* whose recommendations put the ...


    By Innovyze

  • InfoWorks aids the introduction of Cambridge’s district meter areas

    Cambridge Water in eastern England has used InfoWorks WS to develop an all-mains model of the city’s distribution system and applied it to the design of district meter areas to help control leakage. Close correlation between model predictions and field testing has given the engineers confidence in implementing the new system, which is being carried out during 2008.  The networkCambridge ...


    By Innovyze

  • Integration of LIMS and Remote Sampler at Northern Ireland Water Delivers Enhanced Audit Trail, Significant Time and Cost Savings

    Northern Ireland Water is the sole provider of water and sewerage services in Northern Ireland. It is a Government Owned Company (GoCo) established in April 2007 to serve approximately 795,000 domestic, agricultural, commercial and business properties connected to the public water supply and 660,000 properties connected to the public sewer system. Every day Northern Ireland Water (NI Water) ...

  • Bigger is Better

    Paul Banfield, Sales Director of Wallingford Software, argues that, for the first time in the history of hydraulic modelling, modellers can now reap the elusive benefits of larger hydraulic models, in turn enhancing the quality of operational and investment decision-making. Introduction A desire for increased accuracy, simplicity and completeness is the primary reason why modellers ...


    By Innovyze

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