OpenFlows SewerOPS

INAS Accreditation - Bentley OpenFlows

Real-time Operational Decision Support

Wastewater utilities face difficult operational challenges when timely decisions are needed for events associated with a range of conditions, from normal operation to sewer overflows, blockages, and network power outages. You not only need a good sense of what is happening in your network right now, but also the ability to accurately predict what is about to happen, and how to respond to achieve the best possible outcome.

OpenFlows SewerOPS provides utility engineers and operators real-time operational and optioneering decision support, allowing you to deploy live simulations to optimize existing and forecasted collection system performance. Combining hydraulic model results and live SCADA and telemetry data provides alerts for network anomalies, including overflows and backups. You can visualize what's happening between monitored locations and predict future system performance instead of waiting for your SCADA system to alert you.

With OpenFlows SewerOPS, operational departments can prepare for inclement weather. Be ready when storm events exceed the capacity of the collection system by using integrated OpenFlows FLOOD models to calculate the extent of sewer overflows.

OpenFlows SewerOPS requires an existing hydraulic model built on OpenFlows SewerGEMSOpenFlows SewerCAD, or EPA SWMM. Analysis of 2D overland flow requires a 2D hydraulic model built on OpenFlows FLOOD.

OpenFlows SewerOPS Capabilities

Analyze combined sewer overflows

  • Predict the location, time, duration, and volume of sewer overflows with live weather forecasts. Quickly include a 2D overland flow analysis to determine the extent of flooding.

Analyze wastewater network hydraulics

  • Analyze the real-time performance of complex sewer networks containing any number of gravity or pressure pipe subnetworks. Accurately simulate pumps, pump controls (including variable speed drives), and the filling and draining of wet wells.

Manage emergency response

  • Use a sewer network model to test variations in operational strategy, tactics, and emergency protocols in a risk-free way. Identify safe, inexpensive options to improve the resilience and daily management of sewer networks. For example, quickly determine the amount of bypass pumping required in the event of a sewer blockage.

Predict treatment plant inflows

  • Predict wastewater treatment plant inflows ahead of time with live weather forecasts. Receive early warning notifications if treatment plant inflows will exceed the plant capacity, allowing time to implement contingency plans.