Innovyze Releases RDII Analyst Generation V14.5,
Setting New Standard for Managing and Operating Sewer Systems
New Version Fully Supports Sewer Condition and Rehabilitation Priorities and Sewer Capacity Assessment
Broomfield, Colorado, USA, June 6, 2017 – Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced the release of RDII Analyst (Rainfall-Derived Inflow and Infiltration) Generation V14.5 for InfoSWMM and InfoSWMM SA. The new version delivers both new and expanded functionalities for the quantification of RDII and help capacity analysis and the condition assessment of sewer systems. The release confirms Innovyze’s commitment to giving the world the most complete toolset for managing, operating and sustaining high-performing sewer systems.
Excessive wet weather flow from rainfall-derived manhole and pipe defect inflow and infiltration is a major source of sanitary and combined sewer overflows. Controlling these overflows is vital in reducing risks to public health and protecting the environment from water pollution. Computer modeling plays an important role in determining optimal remedial solutions that reduce RDII; improve system integrity, reliability and performance; and avoid overflows.
The processes for converting rainfall to RDII flow in sanitary sewer systems are very complicated. In addition to rainfall and antecedent moisture conditions, factors in controlling RDII responses include depth to groundwater, depth to bedrock, land slope, number and size of sewer system defects, type of storm drainage system, soil characteristics, and type of sewer backfill. Given this degree of complexity, flow-monitoring data must be combined with mathematical modeling and analytics to provide accurate results. The wastewater flow monitoring data obtained by sewer collection systems consists of dry-weather flow components, ground water flow and eighteen (18) RDII flow components. A crucial step in successfully modeling sewer collection systems is the ability to decompose flow-monitoring data into RDII flow, ground water flow and dry weather flow and its flow patterns (both weekday and weekend).
RDII Analyst is significantly superior to the EPA Sanitary Sewer Overflow Analysis and Planning (SSOAP) program. Powered by advanced GA optimization and comprehensive data analytics and scenario management, it is able to quickly and reliably perform these types of advanced flow decomposition data monitoring. V14.5 has been expanded with a simple and interactive visual curve fitting to facilitate determination of the unit hydrograph parameters. R, T, K and associated monthly storage parameters can now be determined by graphically comparing the total RDII hydrographs generated by users’ defined R, T, K parameters with the RDII hydrographs from the monitored data. Numerical comparison of total RDII volume with the sum of volume under each of the unit hydrographs confirms the success of curve fitting. V14.5 has also been expanded to allow:
- Assessment of the given unit hydrograph data on selective month or annual average
- Coverage of the full range of standard unit hydrograph property data during the analysis process
- Comparison graphing of any RDII variables
- Comparison graphing of multiple analysis results to enable users to analyze runs from various sewershed areas
V14.5 also features an enhanced version of the latest USEPA SWMM5 engine with greatly improved performance and capabilities. It enables users to analyze and rank solutions using various statistical methods and provides the ten best (optimal) solution sets for result ranking and selection. It also allows users to conduct multiple runs within an analysis for parameter and criteria evaluation as well as multiple analyses for different sewershed areas and rainfalls within an RDII-Analyst project for scenario comparison. Users now have the ability to filter out a period of flow and rainfall data for the RDII analysis, dynamically eliminate any storms/events prior to analysis, and save and load analysis results. These comprehensive capabilities offer an effective means for designing a focused sewer condition assessment program and maximizing the success of field investigation efforts. They also provide an effective means for assessing the post-rehabilitation performance of the sewer system using the pre- and post-sewer capacity analysis.
“Innovyze continues to listen to our customers, invest very heavily in R&D, and deliver the advanced tools they need to effectively support their wastewater and urban drainage modeling and management challenges,” said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, Dist.M.ASCE, NAE, Chief Executive Officer of Innovyze. “We are very excited that our vast worldwide customer base will now be able to use the powerful new features in RDII Analyst to enhance their modeling experiences, wrap better projects faster, and strengthen our communities’ sewer systems.”
Pricing and Availability
Upgrade to RDII Analyst is now available worldwide by subscription to the Executive program. 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. For the latest information on the Innovyze Subscription Program, visit www.innovyze.com. or contact your local Innovyze Channel Partner.
Innovyze is a leading global provider of wet infrastructure business analytics software solutions designed to meet the technological needs of water/wastewater utilities, government agencies, and engineering organizations worldwide. Its clients include the majority of the largest UK, Australasian, East Asian and North American cities, foremost utilities on all five continents, and ENR top-rated design firms. Backed by 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.
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