Real-time Operational Decision Support
OpenFlows WaterOPS is a real-time operational and optioneering decision support solution for urban water supply and distribution. Integrating live SCADA data with a calibrated hydraulic model, OpenFlows WaterOPS computes real-time conditions throughout water networks, based on existing conditions and forecasted future conditions. OpenFlows WaterOPS empowers water utilities to instantaneously gain better visibility into dark data between monitored locations, predict future performance, and react to events and emergencies.
Operators and operations engineers can confidently share and collaborate with stakeholders by evaluating various what-if actions when quick decisions are needed due to a fire, pipe break, pump outage, or other time-critical events. Moreover, the software can determine network impact and the ensuing effects these events will have on customers.
OpenFlows WaterOPS Capabilities
Manage emergency response
- Hydraulic modelers, planners, and operators can use a network model to test variations in operational strategy, tactics, and emergency protocols in a risk-free way. Identify safe, effective options to address pipe bursts, power outages, fires, and other urgent events.
Manage water security
- Use a water distribution hydraulic model to assess and examine physical infrastructure to determine areas of vulnerability. Protect against potential natural, accidental, or purposeful contamination that will compromise the system's ability to reliably deliver safe water to customers.
- Use a hydraulic network model to automatically and accurately determine real-time pressures throughout the network, even for non-monitored locations. Predict service levels into the future to identify areas with excessively high or low pressures, and assess ways for adjusting pumps and regulating valves to balance pressures without disrupting service.
Manage energy use
- Model pumps accurately using hydraulic modeling, including complex pump combinations and variable speed pumps, to understand the impact that different pump operational strategies have on energy usage. Minimize energy related to pumping costs while maximizing system performance.
Monitor and assess network conditions
- Use a water data model with GIS and hydraulic model to monitor and predict the condition and performance of pipes and pumps from inspection, incident, and intervention records. After identifying and prioritizing problems, analyze alternative remedial measures and take proactive corrective actions.
Evaluate water quality
- Apply real-time and predictive simulations of water quality characteristics throughout the pipe network and within tanks. Evaluate water age or constituent concentration (for example, chlorine, contaminants, TDS), even with multiple interacting species. Perform source tracing to determine the contribution of various water sources for any location in the system.
Elevate engineering and operations efficiency
- Streamline interdepartmental work-sharing with actionable insights for water networks. Remove barriers created by traditional engineering functions so that your organization can track, share, and collaborate on network data efficiently.