Denver Water Expands Investment in Innovyze Smart Water Network Modeling Technology
Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced that Denver Water, Colorado’s oldest and largest utility, has purchased additional licenses of InfoWater and InfoSurge to support its large scale enterprise-wide engineering-GIS network modeling.
Denver Water delivers clean, safe drinking water to a service area that comprises more than 335 square miles and 1.3 million people in the Denver metropolitan area. In order to meet the needs of its many customers, Denver Water manages an extensive network of transmission facilities and water mains.
“Denver Water is a long-time user of InfoWater and InfoSurge products,” said Arnold Strasser, P.E., Manager of Treated Water Planning. “We appreciate the capabilities of Innovyze’s products and have recently purchased additional InfoWater and InfoSurge licenses to support the enhancement and replacement of our ever aging infrastructure. We find that their products, as well as their technical support team, provide excellent value to our infrastructure program. These tools allow us to make informed decisions while seamlessly extending technical knowledge between our departments.”
Built atop ArcGIS (Esri, Redlands, CA), InfoWater seamlessly integrates sophisticated analytics, systems dynamics and optimization functionality directly within the ArcGIS setting. The suite comes equipped with everything water utility owner-operators need to best plan, design, operate, manage, secure and sustain their water distribution systems, from fire flow and water quality simulations, valve criticality and energy cost analysis to pressure zone management and advanced Genetic Algorithm and Particle Swarm optimization.
InfoSurge represents the state-of-the-art in GIS-centric water distribution systems transient analysis. It provides the engineer-friendly framework needed to quickly assess the effects of pump station power failures, pump startups, valve closures, rapid demand and pump speed changes, then determines the efficacy of any combination of surge protection devices. Its SurgeAnimate module enables users to create live animations of pipe profiles and see and experience model transient activities in real time, helping them assess the effectiveness and strength of their systems. InfoSurge also accurately simulates transient cavitation and water column separation, evaluates their intensity, and estimates their potential effects on the system. Armed with this information, water utilities can more accurately predict the development of unacceptable operating conditions, identify vulnerable areas and risks, evaluate and design sound protective measures, and devise improved operational plans and security upgrades.
“We’re proud to know that our smart water modeling solutions are playing key roles at some of the world’s largest, most progressive utility companies, helping them meet their corporate and strategic goals,” said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, F.ASCE, President, COO and Chief Technical Officer of Innovyze. “We greatly value our partnership with Denver Water and look forward to supporting them in building an even more effective and efficient water infrastructure and forging ever-stronger customer relationships.”
Innovyze is a leading global provider of wet infrastructure business analytics software solutions designed to meet the technological needs of water and wastewater utilities, government industries, and engineering organizations worldwide. Its clients include the majority of the largest UK, Australasia and North American cities, foremost utilities on all five continents, and ENR top-rated design firms. With unparalleled expertise and offices in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific, the Innovyze connected portfolio of best-in-class product lines empowers thousands of engineers to competitively plan, manage, design, protect, operate and sustain highly efficient and reliable infrastructure systems, and provides an enduring platform for customer success. For more information, call Innovyze at +1 626-568-6868, or visit www.innovyze.com.