hydraulic power data management Articles

  • Hydraulic modeling trends in 2003

    It is traditional as a New Year dawns to review the old year and draw some conclusions. Not to be left out, we asked a number of our industry experts to reflect on key developments in their area of specialism based on their observation of the activities and issues facing users around the world during 2003. We cover in turn each of our key areas – Collection Systems, Water Supply, River Systems, ...


    By Innovyze

  • Using GIS to Build Hydraulic Models Faster

    The use of hydraulic models, already widespread, continues to grow rapidly.  Modeling is used increasingly all around the world to address planning and operational issues in water supply networks, collection systems, and river management. Much of this growth results from the rapid advances in the capabilities of the best of the hydraulic modeling software solutions, which constantly improve ...


    By Innovyze

  • Hydraulic Modelling in the Middle East and North Africa

    Water is under pressure in the Middle East and North Africa, a region which houses 4% of the world’s population but possesses only 1.4% of global water resources. A naturally scarce resource at the best of times faces increasing demand from a growing population with high expectations of water quality, supply and treatment. At the same time, the price of water fails to reflect the true cost of ...


    By Innovyze

  • Changing the energy game with the ‘power of one’

    Who among us has not eagerly described the smart meter to a non-energy person only to be greeted by a blank stare, or worse the retort: “Why would I want to track my electricity costs all day?” You try to explain the profound applications: smart appliances that talk to the power grid, consumer clubs that sell energy savings, your car serving as a power plant. But the conversation then ...

  • The future evolution of IT in water infrastructure management

    The water industry has been slow to take advantage of information technology (IT), but it is catching up quickly. In many parts of the world, water managers now depend entirely on IT to manage their water supply and wastewater services. IT has become a core part of the business. Computing environments have evolved from individual mainframe computers, through networks based on mini-computers, to ...


    By Innovyze

  • The Application of Network Modeling in Drought Management: Reflections on the AWWA Drought Management Handbook

    Introduction Water and life are synonymous. Communities expect to be protected from floods, to have a reliable and safe water supply, to be able to swim and fish in rivers and lakes. Stakeholders who share water ultimately compete for that water, with conflicts becoming more critical during periods of prolonged drought, when there is not enough water to go around and rationing is enforced. ...


    By Innovyze

  • Using InfoNet to manage a planned sewer maintenance program

    OnSite is a framework contractor for Severn Trent Water, one of the ten water service companies of England and Wales. The company is one of the project coordinators for the utility’s planned sewer maintenance programme and one of three framework contractors working in very close collaboration on its CCTV survey and sewer cleansing program. In addition the company undertakes man-entry surveys, ...


    By Innovyze

  • A GIS-based water distribution model for Zhengzhou city, China

    Many water companies in China are developing GIS as a computer-based tool, for mapping and analyzing objects and events that happen on a water distribution network. However, only a few companies have taken a further step to develop a hydraulic model based on GIS, and Zhengzhou Water Supply Corporation is one of them. The WaterGEMS V8 XM from Bentley is used to develop the hydraulic model for the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • An adaptive predictive approach for river level forecasting

    Efficient flood management requires accurate real-time forecasts to allow early warnings, real-time control of hydraulics structures, or other actions. Commercially available computing tools typically use hydraulic models derived from the numerical approximation of Saint-Venant equations. These tools need powerful computers, accurate knowledge of the riverbed topography, and skilled operators ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • InfoWorks proves ideal for ‘mega models’

    The recent development of some exceptionally large hydraulic models in both InfoWorks WS and InfoWorks CS has highlighted the advantages of Wallingford Software’s InfoWorks platform for the creation, management and modeling of large and complex models. Representation of a network made up of hundreds of thousands of pipes requires rigorous data management as well as a fast hydraulic solution. ...


    By Innovyze

  • Problem Solving with InfoNet 8: Linking InfoNet to modeling software

    Untitled Document The previous articles in this series of InfoNet Problem Solvers have discussed using InfoNet as a water company's asset ...


    By Innovyze

  • A genetic algorithm for demand pattern and leakage estimation in a water distribution network

    The sustainable management of water supply networks requires the control of physical pipe leakages, such as those due to junction obsolescence or pipe creeping. These leakages usually increase with the operating pressure, and their discharge is commonly assumed to scale with the power of the pressure. The same functional form is also employed to evaluate leakage occurring in the portion of the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Predicting actual reactor conditions: why time–domain simulation is necessary for BWR stability

    Despite two decades of development and successful use of coupled thermal–hydraulics/neutron–kinetics (TH/NK) codes for the analysis of design basis accidents, the application of coupled codes to BWR stability transients remains a formidable challenge. While the issues in physical models and numerical methods can be identified, quantified and managed through special developments and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • InfoWorks WS: the latest innovations in water supply and distribution modeling

    Introduction and backgroundInfoWorks WS from Wallingford Software is the leading software solution that integrates asset and business planning with water supply and distribution network modeling. The powerful hydraulic simulation within InfoWorks is exceptionally fast, robust and efficient, especially for very large networks. InfoWorks WS engine was introduced in 1998 and a major release every ...


    By Innovyze

  • InfoNet Provides an Ideal Solution for CMOM and GASB 34 Compliance in the United States

    CMOM: a best practice framework CMOM (Capacity, Management, Operations, and Maintenance) is a flexible, dynamic set of regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency of the United States that enables municipalities and utilities to identify and implement accepted wastewater industry best practices and promote proactive asset management. It aims to achieve a number of goals: Better ...


    By Innovyze

  • Evolution of an integrated 1D/2D modeling package for urban drainage

    Introduction: Recent flooding events in North America have revealed deficiencies in existing stormwater infrastructure and management practices. The development of effective and efficient designs requires a comprehensive understanding of flooding in urban areas and complex open channel and overland flow systems. Traditional one dimensional (1D) models are used to simulate flow in river ...


    By XP Solutions

  • Impact of IT on river modeling

    Background Models of river channels and river flows have been used to good effect for many years. HR Wallingford Group, in the UK, has been building physical models of rivers for nearly 60 years. Some years ago, it was predicted that physical modeling would soon cease to exist, to be entirely replaced by computer models. This has not happened - in fact, the demand for physical models is greater ...


    By Innovyze

  • Modeling trends highlight operational benefits

    Untitled Document As the accuracy of models increases, their value as an operational support tool is also growing, and an exciting key trend is for them to be used for this purpose as ...


    By Innovyze

  • 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

  • Tank terminal demonstrates the electrically operated solution for ESD Valves - case study

    Overview Since the disastrous fire at the Buncefield fuel depot in 2005, much has been done to ensure that such a catastrophic accident should not happen again. Led by COMAH (Competent Authority/Industry Standards Task Group), safeguards have been put in place by the petroleum industry to provide additional safety and environmental protection to tank storage installations. Endorsing the ...


    By Rotork

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