Supervisory control and data acquisition data can be automatically imported into hydraulic models for the analysis and design of water distribution systems.

Bentley Systems, Incorporated, released its WaterCAD, WaterGEMS, and HAMMER V8i SELECTseries 5 information modeling software for the analysis and design of water distribution systems. The software’s BIM advancements extend information mobility across water system planning, design, and operations – improving collaboration within and between these phases of the infrastructure lifecycle and facilitating better decision making for enhanced project and system performance.

New real-time-based simulation capabilities in the SELECTseries 5 improve visibility, forecasting, and decision-making support for both modelers and operators. System modelers benefit from the fact that supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) data can be automatically imported into their hydraulic models for use as initial conditions. System operators benefit from the ability to publish model results to the utility’s existing SCADA system control screen, helping forecast operating conditions.

The SELECTseries 5 releases enable users to view both real-time and historical SCADA data, and to compare data between SCADA and model results -including the display of alarms within the hydraulic model. Strong visualization tools empower hydraulic modelers to monitor SCADA signals as they change in response to real-time events – similar to a human machine interface (HMI) screen - to help them see events as they happen and improve decision making.

Unlike software that aggregates water usage data from multiple water customers to a single spatial location, the SELECTseries software explicitly models water demands for individual water customers in their correct physical locations. This provides modelers with better visibility and control over where demands are allocated, helping them manage those demands with finer granularity.

Bentley Systems. www.bentley.com

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