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Innovyze Simplifies Smart Water Network Transient Modeling with InfoSurge V10

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Innovyze Simplifies Smart Water Network Transient Modeling with InfoSurge V10
New Release Delivers Greater Accuracy, Speed, Usability, and Innovation for Better Decision-Making
Broomfield, Colorado, USA, May 14, 2013 — Pushing the limits of smart water network innovation, Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today released its V10 Generation of InfoSurge.  It extends the capabilities of previous generations with the addition of innovative features, elements, and devices along with unsurpassed modeling power that delivers greater accuracy, capacity, speed, reliability, and usability for power users. InfoSurge V10 exemplifies Innovyze’s vanguard position in the water industry and embodies its ongoing commitment to delivering cutting-edge technologies for enhancing the safety and reliability of the world’s water supply.
Anticipating and controlling transient response is critical to ensuring the protection, integrity, and effective/efficient operation of water distribution systems. Transient responses can introduce pressures of sufficient magnitude (upsurge) to burst pipes and damage equipment. The resulting repercussions can range from extended service outages to loss of property and life. In addition, transient responses can produce subatmospheric pressures (downsurge) that could force contaminated groundwater into the distribution system at a leaky joint, crack, or break, leading to grave health consequences. Sustained subatmospheric pressures can also cause cavitation and water column separation, resulting in severe water hammer effects as the vapor cavity collapses.
The state-of-the-art, full-featured InfoSurge transient flow analysis solution delivers the highest rate of return in the industry by addressing every facet of pressure surge analysis and its role in utility infrastructure management and protection. The program 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, and then determines the efficacy of any combination of surge protection devices. Its SurgeAnimatemodule 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. The software’s blazing simulation speed and seamless GIS integration totally transform the task of transient analysis, making it simpler, more straightforward, and even enjoyable.
InfoSurge V10 is packed with new and improved features that allow utility owner–operators to effectively, efficiently and economically control objectionable transients and preserve the hydraulic integrity of their supply and distribution systems. The new version offers the option of using dynamic friction factors and can model turbines, flow and pressure regulating valves, hybrid (open-closed) surge tanks, hydraulic surge anticipation valves, electrical surge anticipation valves, and multicomponent reservoirs. It can also model pump stations and valves as PID controllers. Using InfoSurge V10, utilities can specify depth/area profiles for all types of surge tanks as well as variations in pressure during transient simulations at reservoirs, fixed heads and well nodes
“Water utilities and engineering consulting firms around the world rely on Innovyze’s best-in-class smart network modeling and design solutions to manage and operate better, safer systems,” said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, F.ASCE, President, COO and Chief Technical Officer of Innovyze. “The release of InfoSurge V10 demonstrates our unwavering commitment to delivering innovative technologies that meet our customers’ next-generation hydraulic transient network modeling requirements. This milestone solution is the only analysis, design, and management software users need to work faster and smarter in a competitive environment — not only to power optimal system performance, but more importantly, to safeguard critical infrastructures and maximize their effectiveness in protecting public health.”

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