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Best New Blog: http://blog.innovyze.com/2014/11/30/advanced-calibration-graphs-and-advanced-reference-graphical-comparisons-in-infoswmm-13/ The Current InfoSWMM Version is InfoSWMM v13 SP1 which is based on EPA SWMM 5.1.007 You can read about SWMM5 on Wikipedia and InfoSWMM vs SWMM 5 on this blog post. An advantage of updating to the newer version of Info/Map/SWMM/Sewer is a newly designed help file with many more FAQ’s and the User Guide as part of the help file.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

20 Interesting Features of Innovyze H2OMap Sewer

Twenty interesting facts about H2OMap Sewer and an inverse color Map of the H2OMap Sewer Interface (Figure 1).  H2OMAP Sewer Sewer is a stand-alone GIS based program for use in the planning, design, analysis, and expansion of sanitary, storm and combined sewer collection systems. It is very good program if you like steady state analysis with peaking factors for manhole loading.

Lightning GIS Gateway, Import and Export of CSV and Shapefiles
Lightning Run Manager
Lightning Sewer Map based on MapInfo
Lightning Steady State Simulation
Lightning Bird’s Eye View
Lightning Design Simulation
Lightning Contouring and Annotation, Map Display of Input and Output Variables
Lightning EPS Simulation
Lightning Ten or More Unpeakable or Peakable Loads per Manhole
Lightning Input Data in the Attribute Browser
Lightning Point and Peaking Factor Loads for Steady State
Lightning Output Parameters in the Attribute Browser
Lightning Two Pass Solution with Adjusted Depth and Adjusted Velocity on the 2nd  Pass
Lightning Advanced Force Main Iterative Solution for complex Hazen Williams Force Main  Modeling, Optional Stormwater and RTK modeling
Lightning DB Tables with DB Queries
Lightning Modified Muskingum – Cunge  Numerical  Solution
Lightning Scenario, Facility Manager, Batch Simulations
Lightning Control over the number of link segments and Flow Attenuation
Lightning Data Inference, Network Tracing Tools
Lightning Output Graphics, Complete Mass Balance Report and Output Gravity Main,   Force Main and  Manhole Reports
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Figure 1.  Inverse color Map of the H2OMap Sewer Interface

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Innovyze InfoWater Wins 2015 Esri Award for ArcGIS/Desktop Based Application

Innovyze InfoWater Wins 2015 Esri Award for ArcGIS/Desktop Based Application

Prestigious Honor Presented by Esri President at 2015 Esri Partner Conference

Broomfield, Colorado, USA, March 24, 2015


Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced the Company was named winner of the ArcGIS for Desktop Based Application category at the 2015 Esri Partner Conference Awards. The prestigious award was presented on March 8 by Esri President Jack Dangermond during the conference. 

The Esri Partner Conference Awards are given each year to a select number of Esri business partners who have exhibited innovative use of the ArcGIS Platform’s latest features, taking geographic visualization to a higher level. Innovyze was singled out in the ArcGIS for Desktop Based Application category. The honor reflects the momentum in the continuing rapid adoption of InfoWater by water utilities worldwide to help them best plan, design, operate, secure, sustain and optimize their distribution systems.

“Innovyze shares Esri’s vision that geography is at the heart of a more resilient and sustainable future, helping to create responsible and sustainable solutions to problems on the local and global scale,” said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, NAE, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, F.ASCE, President, COO and Chief Technical Officer of Innovyze. “InfoWater for ArcGIS helps deliver that vision by adding the power of smart water network modeling and optimization, plus advanced predictive analytics to the ArcGIS platform.”

For more information about the Esri Partner Conference Awards, including information about winners, visit www.esri.com.

About Innovyze
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. With 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.


Innovyze Contact:
Rajan Ray
Director of Marketing and Client Service Manager
+1 626-568-6868

Sunday, March 22, 2015

What are typical Reynolds Numbers in SWMM5 or InfoSWMM

The Reynolds Number is not shown in SWMM 5 of  InfoSWMM but can easily be added to the SWMM 5 code as shown in Figure 3.  The equation for the Reynolds Number isSNAGHTMLb057c4aNormally, as shown is Figure 1 the Reynolds number is is very high and is indicative of very turbulent flow based on typical flows, velocities and pipe diameters/hydraulic radius's in SWMM 5 (Figure 2).

Figure 3.  Reynolds Number is calculated in SWMM 5 for Darcy-Weisbach Force Main Friction Loss, Typical values of the Reynolds Number.
Figure 1.  Reynolds Number is calculated in SWMM 5 for Darcy-Weisbach Force Main Friction Loss, Typical values of the Reynolds Number.
Figure 2.  Reynolds Number is calculated in SWMM 5 for Darcy-Weisbach Force Main Friction Loss. Where is is the DW value entered for a Force Main.
Figure 2.  Reynolds Number is calculated in SWMM 5 for Darcy-Weisbach Force Main Friction Loss. Where is is the DW value entered for a Force Main.
Figure 1.  Reynolds Number is calculated in SWMM 5 for Darcy-Weisbach Force Main Friction Loss.
Figure 3.  Reynolds Number is calculated in SWMM 5 for Darcy-Weisbach Force Main Friction Loss.

Friday, March 20, 2015

New GIS Gateway Features in InfoSewer and InfoSWMM

New GIS Gateway Features:

1. New comparison function to compare data of InfoSWMM or InfoSewer and GIS.
2. New logging function to allow users to track the data changes.
3. Allows users to save updated data to the selection sets
4. Allows users to save changed data to the selection sets
5. Map of Changed Features 

Image Features:

1. Create a Shapefile with Base GIS information or use GIS files directly
2. Compare Button to compare the current InfoSWMM or InfoSewer data to the GIS Layer
3. A log file is made with changed features
4. A selection set is made of Updated Facilities
5. A selection set is made of New Facilities
6. Clear Map to Clear the Changed Facilities Ma
Options in GIS GateWay

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Innovyze and Las Vegas Valley Water District Collaborators Win AWWA Best Paper Award - Real-Time Modeling of Water Distribution Systems: A Case Study

Innovyze Press Release
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Innovyze and Las Vegas Valley Water District Collaborators Win AWWA Best Paper Award
Paper Judged to Represent Significant Contribution to Water Field
Broomfield, Colorado, USA, March 17, 2015 — Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced that Innovyze President Dr. Paul Boulos will be presented with the Best Paper Award for the Engineering and Construction Division of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) at the ACE 2015 World Water Event in Anaheim, California, June 8-10.

Dr. Boulos wrote the award-winning paper with Innovyze Vice President J. Erick Heath, P.E., together with Laura Jacobsen, P.E. and Sri Kamojjala, P.E. of the Las Vegas Valley Water District (LVVWD), Nevada. He will receive the award during the special TEC Plenary Session at the Anaheim Convention Center.

Titled “Real-Time Modeling of Water Distribution Systems: A Case Study,” the paper outlines online real-time network model development and application of operational modeling at the Las Vegas Valley Water District. The main objectives in implementing the system were to reduce water age and enhance water quality, decrease operational cost by developing improved daily operating plans and pump control rules, address planned and emergency outages, and diagnose and resolve field issues. The paper concludes that real-time modeling capabilities greatly enhance the ability of water utilities to effectively manage, operate and maintain their distribution systems, and deliver an adequate level of service to their customers. Using real-time network modeling, it notes, water utilities worldwide can progress from purely reactive to more proactive network management.

“We are deeply humbled and honored to be selected for this distinguished award, particularly since the goal of this paper was to draw attention to a critical issue,” said Boulos. “Water utilities worldwide face increasing challenges to preserve the hydraulic and water quality integrity of their water distribution networks. Real-time network modeling can significantly help these utilities drive efficiency gains and become more proactive in the operation and management of their water systems. It can also help them achieve regulatory compliance, provide enhanced security and aid in the decision making processes for both network integrity assessment and financial planning. The advanced technology we discuss can create a compelling advantage for water utilities worldwide, making it easier for them to operate, manage and sustain high-performing, highly efficient water systems — imperative in today’s economy. LVVWD is a superb example of the forward-thinking utilities that are leveraging and benefiting from this approach.”

For more information on AWWA, visit www.awwa.org.

About ACE15 Uniting the World of Water Event

AWWA is the world’s largest water utility organization, and ACE15, June 7-10, 2015, is expected to draw more than 12,000 global water professionals and more than 450 exhibitors to address major water sector issues. It will feature 105 unique sessions with more than 1,000 expert presenters covering timely topics such as “Big Data” management, potable reuse, emergency preparedness, emerging contaminants, infrastructure replacement and renewal, innovation and adaptation, integrated asset management, public-private partnerships, sustainable infrastructure, urban water management and water shortage/droughts. For more information on the conference and registration, visit http://www.awwa.org/ace15.
About Innovyze
Innovyze is a leading global provider of wet infrastructure business analytics software solutions designed to meet the technological needs of water and wastewater utilities, government agencies, and engineering organizations worldwide. Its clients include the majority of the largest UK, Australasia and North American cities, foremost utilities on all five continents, and ENR top-rated design firms. With 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.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

SWMM5 and EPANET Import and Export into Innovyze Products InfoSWMM, H2OMap SWMM., InfoWater, H2OMap Water, InfoMaster, InfoSewer

Innovyze LinkedIn User Group Announcement

Thank you for joining the Innovyze LinkedIn User Group!  We are open to any new discussions that you would like to post about Innovyze Software, EPANET2, SWMM5 and general Hydraulics & Hydrology questions or comments.  In addition to this LinkedIn Group, we also have a searchable Innovyze User Forum where members share tips, solutions, ideas, and best practices with fellow practitioners around the world.  Feel free to sign up here:  http://www.innovyze.com/user/register/

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Innovyze SCADAWatch and infraMAP Connect to Power Field Staff with Real-Time SCADA Data and Network Modeling Analytics

Innovyze Press Release
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Innovyze SCADAWatch and infraMAP Connect to Power Field Staff with Real-Time SCADA Data and Network Modeling Analytics
SCADAWatch + infraMAP = Maximized Efficiency, Streamlined Decision Making, Optimized Performance
Broomfield, Colorado, USA, March 10, 2015 — Expanding the boundaries of smart water network innovation, Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced seamless data exchange between the company’s SCADAWatch and infraMAP (iWater, Irvine, CA). This new reciprocal data interoperability leverages the strengths of both technologies to bring real-time SCADA and operational network data to field staff during routine maintenance activities. The move opens a new frontier in decision analytics for water utilities.

Field personnel can now view, share, analyze all key water information and operational performance in motion (e.g., pump on-off status, tank filling or draining, valve status and settings) on a real-time business dashboard — all while keeping track of what type of maintenance has been performed. In addition, they can quickly view up-to-date network model results (e.g., pressures, flows, velocities, tank levels, water quality) directly in infraMAP. This mission-critical integration allows field personnel to know at any time what the pressures and flows are throughout their water distribution systems and gauge the impact of any asset adjustment (e.g., closing a valve or a pump). The resulting network hydraulic and water performance can be directly updated to ArcGIS Online (Esri, Redlands, CA) and viewed by field staff on their laptops, tablets or smart phones.

“Today, the water utility industry faces unique challenges,” said Don Rhodes, President of iWater. “The need for real-time SCADA data and network modeling and decision analytics, coupled with comprehensive facility mapping and management, has never been more pressing. By using SCADAWatch and infraMAP in concert, water utility field personnel can now more effectively keep track of information as well as what type of maintenance has been performed, reliably evaluate the condition and performance of their assets, determine the most cost-effective way to maintain them well into the future, and continue to best serve their customers.”

A leading asset mapping tool, infraMAP software is a GPS-guided mobile GIS solution that allows seamless data collection and updates to a Utilities Asset Management Program. It is geared toward field crews and does not require GIS experience. Key features include work orders, redlining, one-click reporting, isolation traces, asset inspection forms and history records.

SCADAWatch equips water utilities with the first-ever scalable framework for proactively viewing, sharing and analyzing all key water information, operational performance indicator (KPI) measures and hydraulic and water quality data in motion on a real-time business dashboard. By directly connecting to SCADA and meter data, it turns traditional offline analyses into real-time, actionable intelligence for better, faster decision making and insightful recommendations at key operational touch points. It enables water utilities to save time, monitor everything from uptime to analytics, focus on what matters, react faster to important events and identify opportunities to drive operational efficiencies as they happen.

“Reciprocal data capabilities between SCADAWatch and infraMAP provide significant benefits to water utilities worldwide,” said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, NAE, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, F.ASCE, President, COO and Chief Technical Officer of Innovyze. “Used together, these powerful synergistic solutions offer compelling new ways for field personnel to maximize productivity, improve system performance and sustainability, reduce operational down times and maintenance costs, minimize inefficiencies, and enable better and faster decision making. We are excited about our partnership with iWater and look forward to enhancing our service to our mutual clients.”
About Innovyze
Innovyze is a leading global provider of wet infrastructure business analytics software solutions designed to meet the technological needs of water and wastewater utilities, government agencies, and engineering organizations worldwide. Its clients include the majority of the largest UK, Australasia and North American cities, foremost utilities on all five continents, and ENR top-rated design firms. With 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.
Innovyze Contact
Timothy Gallagher, P.E., PMP
Executive Action Officer

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