• WaterCAD - Proven water distribution modeling


    Proven water distribution modeling

Water Distribution Modeling and Analysis Software

Utilities and engineering firms around the world trust WaterCAD as a reliable decision-support tool for their infrastructure. Design new water systems and manage existing water networks effectively to reduce disruption risks and energy use. WaterCAD’s ease-of-use helps you successfully plan, design, and operate water distribution systems:

  • Increase capacity to adequate service levels.
  • Supply clean potable water without interruption. 
  • Deliver high quality designs cost effectively.
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  • Build and manage hydraulic models

    • Jumpstart the model-building process and manage your model effectively, so that you can focus on making the best engineering decisions. Leverage and import virtually any external data format, which maximizes ROI on geospatial and engineering data, and automate terrain extraction and node allocation.​

  • Assess fire flow capacity

    • ​Use a water distribution hydraulic model to access and identify where fire protection is inadequate. Design improvements such as the sizing and location of pipes, pumps, and tanks in order to meet fire-flow and protection requirements.

  • Design water distribution networks

    • Use hydraulic model results to help optimize the design of complex water distribution systems and utilize built-in scenario management features to keep track of design alternatives. Alternatively, WaterGEMS users can optimize the design for you using the built-in Darwin Designer network optimization tool.​

  • Analyze pipe and valve criticality

    • Find the weak links in water distribution systems and assess the adequacy of isolation valves. Evaluate the ability to isolate portions of the system and serve customers using different valve locations. WaterCAD/WaterGEMS automatically generates network segments once the isolation valve data is supplied.​

  • Develop flushing plans

    • Optimize flushing programs with multiple conventional and unidirectional flushing events in a single run. Increase velocity in mains to flush out solids and stale water, with the primary indicator of the success of flushing being the maximum velocity achieved in any pipe during the flushing operation.​

  • Manage energy use

    • Model pumps accurately using hydraulic modeling, including complex pump combinations and variable speed pumps, to understand the impact that different pump operational strategies have on energy usage. Minimize energy related to pumping costs while maximizing system performance.​​​​

  • Identify water leakage

    • Conserve water and increase revenues by reducing water leakage. Leverage flow and pressure data to find locations for detailed sonic leak detection (WaterGEMS only). Study the amount by which you can expect to reduce leakage by reducing pressure and see the impact on customer service.​​

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Water Distribution Book
The Advanced Water Distribution Modeling and Management book walks the practicing engineer or student through the modeling process from start to finish.
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