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Innovyze Releases InfoWater Generation V10.5, Defining New Era Of Leadership In GIS-Centric Smart Water Modeling

Matt Ball on March 26, 2014 - in Corporate, Simulation, Water

In its ongoing quest to equip the global water industry with the world’s most powerful and comprehensive GIS-centric infrastructure modeling and management solutions, Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, recently announced the worldwide availability of the V10.5 Generation of InfoWater for ArcGIS (Esri, Redlands, CA). With this release, Innovyze has refined the water supply and distribution modeling and analysis features that have helped make it a leading choice among the world’s top water utilities. Advances include new tank overflow simulation capabilities, direct computation of non-fire, non-emergency flow availability and local loss coefficients, enhanced options for variable speed pump modeling, explicit modeling of direct-acting regulators and improved graphical results presentation.

Built atop ArcGIS, InfoWater seamlessly integrates sophisticated predictive analytics, systems dynamics and optimization functionality directly within the powerful ArcGIS setting. From fire flow and dynamic water quality simulations, valve criticality and energy cost analysis to pressure zone management and advanced Genetic Algorithm and Particle Swarm optimization, the InfoWater product suite comes equipped with everything water utility owner-operators need to best plan, design, operate, secure and sustain their distribution systems.

The software also serves as a base platform for advanced smart network modeling, operation, capital planning and asset management extensions. Among these critical applications are IWLive (real-time operations and security); InfoWater UDF (unidirectional flushing); CapPlan (risk-based capital planning); InfoMaster and InfoMaster Mobile (asset integrity management and condition assessment); InfoWater MSX (multi-species, temperature, and particle transport/deposition modeling); InfoWater BTX (event/particle backtracking); InfoSurge (surge/transient analysis); Sustainability (carbon footprint calculation); BalanceNet (real-time energy management and operations optimization); PressureWatch (real-time network hydraulic integrity monitoring); QualWatch (real-time network water quality integrity monitoring); DemandWatch (water demand forecasting); and DemandAnalyst (real-time water demand and diurnal pattern estimations).

New and improved features and functionality plus unique ease-of-use tools developed in response to customer requests make V10.5 an incredibly powerful and indispensable network planning and design solution. InfoWater now allows users to accurately simulate a spilling tank, effectively allowing the tank to overflow during a filling cycle. The program also computes the overflow volume at each time step of an extended period simulation (EPS) and reports the accumulated overflow volumes. Another powerful modeling feature is the ability to explicitly compute available flow at a node while keeping every other node at or above a user-specified percent (e.g., 80%) of its own maximum static pressure. This is a calculation of normal (non-fire, non-emergency) flow availability at a particular node, subject to maintaining all other nodes at or above a percentage of their maximum static pressure. Both steady state and EPS are fully supported.

Users can now also specify the desired minimum and maximum speed operating range for variable speed pumps and directly model Direct-Acting Regulators (DRV). The direct-acting valve reduces downstream pressure to a fixed value at very low flows; as flow through the valve increases, the downstream pressure decreases according to a defined profile. A new minor loss coefficient calculator automatically computes the total local loss coefficient from a comprehensive engineering library of individual valves and appurtenances. Finally, pressure zone delineation and coloring can now be performed on the fly and a new stored graph option allows the user to save and retrieve any standard or user-defined graphs and reports for any individual or multiple network parameters.

These enhancements propel the InfoWater family of solutions into the next generation, furthering Innovyze’s time-honored practice of continually adding critical value to its software and bringing unsurpassed modeling and design capabilities into the mainstream. The suite has the robustness and feature set needed to handle the most demanding analyses. Yet it’s intuitive enough for new users to master without a drawn-out learning curve, making it the ultimate GIS-centric decision support tool available for water supply and distribution systems. Like all Innovyze products, InfoWater V10.5 is backed by unparalleled high-touch technical support. For an even faster return on investment, organizations may opt to call on Innovyze Implementation Services to accelerate deployment, integration and implementation of best modeling practices.

“We’re constantly innovating to help our customers excel and achieve their most important goals while making their jobs easier,” said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, NAE, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, F.ASCE, President, COO and Chief Technical Officer of Innovyze. “Water utilities worldwide are under ever-increasing pressure to improve the operation and management of their aging drinking water distribution systems and optimize operational and capital expenditure. Our smart water network modeling and management solutions suite equips them with the ultimate decision support tool for optimal results.”

Pricing and Availability
Upgrade to InfoWater V10.5 is now available worldwide by subscription. Subscription members can immediately download the new version free of charge directly from www.innovyze.com. The Innovyze Subscription Program is a friendly customer support and software maintenance program that ensures the longevity and usefulness of Innovyze products. It gives subscribers instant access to new functionality as it is developed, along with automatic software updates and upgrades.

About Innovyze
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, visit www.innovyze.com.

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