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...
Significant investments are spent on building and calibrating hydraulic models for planning. Real-time modeling systems can bridge this gap by leveraging sensor and model investments as a real-time decision support system for operations teams.
In this blog, we’re sharing some of the lessons learned and the key benefits gained in using live models to help ensure successful real-time modeling programs.
In part 2 of our Covid Impact series, Duncan Allen, Clean Water Hydraulic Modelling Team Leader at Scottish Water discusses how water usage patterns are changing, the steps they are taking to identify early warnings to ensure network resilience and some key findings for other modellers to consider.
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.
Aging infrastructure combined with increasing customer expectations and demand growth are causing a real threat to our networks. Some assets in our networks could be considered critical: because of number of customers they serve, because of the type of customers (schools, hospitals, etc.), because of their age or because they affect resilience.