Water modeling is a technique to digitally simulate the water distribution systems used for cities. It helps municipal administrations and engineering firms to understand a range of characteristics of water networks.
How critical is the telemetry initialization of your hydraulic model when assessing the impact of an incident? There is not a unique answer to that question, variations on boundary conditions will have different impacts depending on several variables, such as the amount of storage is available within the network, burst size and duration, incident location, etc.
Knowing which are the most critical pipes in the network with regards to burst events (for example in terms of customers affected by the potential failure) facilitates the planning of the maintenance activity, allowing for adequate resources allocation for critical assets.
While the Infrastructure, Investment, and Jobs Act seems very promising, we know that it can’t fix all our infrastructure problems overnight and so the greater question is how can engineers, modelers, consultants, and utilities make the most with this new funding and potential resources. Read this article to get answers on some of the basic questions about the Act...