• Water Network Modeling and Analysis - Understanding water system behavior today and tomorrow

    Water Network Modeling and Analysis

    Understanding water system behavior today and tomorrow

Water Network Modeling and Analysis Solution

Reliably delivering clean, potable water to customers is at the core of what every water utility does. Making this happen is a heroic effort, though, and requires constant attention to be able to fully understand how the system behaves, identify problems, and choose the best course of action to address the needs of the customers and the needs of the utility. Our tools are designed specifically to help engineers analyze and design water distribution systems.
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Capabilities
  • Analyze transients

    • Control transients by performing a transient analysis to locate trouble spots and determine appropriate surge control strategies. Precise transient simulation in HAMMER enables you to decrease the risk of approximating the behavior of protective devices and rotating equipment (pumps and turbines)​.​
  • 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.
  • 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.​
  • 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.​​
  • 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.​​​​
  • Manage pressure

    • ​Use a hydraulic network model to automatically determine accurate pressure zones based upon pressure boundaries and large consumers. Identify potential areas to reduce pressures without disrupting service. Avoid unwanted high pressures causing excessive leakage and pipe break incidents.
  • Manage water security

    • ​Use a water distribution hydraulic model and GIS to assess and examine physical infrastructure to determine areas of vulnerability. Protect against potential natural, accidental, or purposeful contamination that will compromise the system's ability to reliably deliver safe water to customers.
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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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Solution Playbook

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Products
  • Bentley Map Mobile
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    Bentley Map Mobile

    Gain in-field access to your enterprise GIS and infrastructure data via your tablet.

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    Used By

    Civil Engineer

    Field Technician

    GIS Professional

    Water Network Engineer

  • Bentley OpenUtilities Designer
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    Bentley OpenUtilities Designer

    Speed your utility design with the precision of MicroStation-based layout tools. Cut costs when you design and manage your network in one application.

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    Used By

    GIS Professional

    Hydraulic Modeler

    Water Network Engineer

  • HAMMER
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    HAMMER

    HAMMER makes the complex tasks of locating potential trouble spots and determining appropriate surge control strategies much easier.

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    Used By

    Hydraulic Modeler

  • ProjectWise Design Integration
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    ProjectWise Design Integration

    Accelerate information worksharing and content reuse for multi-discipline design coordination and collaboration.

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    Used By

    Project Team

  • ProjectWise Explorer Mobile
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    ProjectWise Edge

    View, analyze and approve the most current project data from anywhere, anytime.

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    Used By

    Civil Engineer

    Field Technician

  • WaterGEMS
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    WaterGEMS

    WaterGEMS is a comprehensive yet easy-to-use decision-support tool for water professionals who design, plan, and operate water distribution systems.

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    Used By

    Civil Engineer

    Hydraulic Modeler

    Water Network Engineer

Professions
  • Project Team

  • Civil Engineer

  • Field Technician

  • GIS Professional

  • Hydraulic Modeler

  • Water Network Engineer

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