Digital Twin Technology for Smart Water Networks
OpenFlows WaterSight combines SCADA, GIS, hydraulic modeling, and customer information into a single, interoperable dashboard. Access to cloud-based insights from various enterprise sources delivers a utility-wide view into the detection of critical system and individual asset performance information, enabling more efficient operations and maintenance planning decisions.
Operators are no longer limited by the number and accuracy of sensors. You can readily monitor flow, pressure, and water quality conditions at every point in the system. With OpenFlows WaterSight, non-revenue water is assessed and reduced using live water audit calculations. Improve energy efficiency leveraging real-time analyses of each pump and tank, with alerts for when performance is outside of service thresholds.
OpenFlows WaterSight enables computation of present, historic, and forecasted performance for every asset within the system. Users can confidently share with stakeholders detailed graphics of current system performance, as well as the expected consequences and improvement for actions related to operational and maintenance activity. Moreover, you can virtually test and simulate response measures for emergency situations, such fires, pipe breaks, pump outages, or other time-critical events.
OpenFlows WaterSight 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.
Detect system anomalies
- Monitor SCADA sensors for early detection of anomalous behavior in the system. Protect against potential natural, accidental, or purposeful contamination that will compromise the system's ability to 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.
Identify where your water is going
- Perform water balance and minimum nighttime flow calculations. After identifying and prioritizing problems, improve direction loss reduction activities to put resources where they belong.
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.