IWLive 6.5 Technology Enhancements Increase Fidelity and Power of Comprehensive Real-Time Water Network Modeling, Operation and Management

Latest Version Strengthens Day-to-Day Business Analytics and Expands Real-Time Water Network Monitoring and Modeling Capabilities, Regulatory Reporting

Innovyze has announced the worldwide release of Generation V6.5 of IWLive, adding many unique new capabilities and enhancements for comprehensive real-time water network modeling. The release delivers major advancements for operating and sustaining safe, reliable, more efficient and resilient water supply and distribution systems, including major upgrades to facilitate improved collaboration, efficiency and user functionality. The developments have been specifically designed based on customer feedback to further meet the needs of water utilities and their engineering consultants.

A complete solution for real-time network hydraulic and water quality modeling, monitoring, forecasting and SCADA integration, IWLive equips water utilities with powerful, mission-critical tools that are both predictive and reactive. It continuously assesses system performance and alerts operators to problems that may arise in the coming minutes, hours, or days, allowing them to quickly determine time of onset and severity and develop reliable response strategies to minimize downstream effects.

Designed for use in the water distribution control room, IWLive gives operators unprecedented decision making ability in developing real-time response strategies. They can run accurate hydraulic simulations that factor in energy costs, weather, real time or delayed SCADA telemetry, demand history, and valve and pump control scenarios. Beyond increasing efficiency and reducing energy consumption, IWLive can help operators understand the impact of their systems on CO2 emissions as well as the effects of main breaks, pump and reservoir shutdowns, and other scheduled maintenance, and minimize the impact on the customer’s side.

The fully optimized IWLive interface allows operators to see a map of all water infrastructures, including background maps. Highlighted color coding shows predicted problem areas; a single click produces a detailed map showing pipes, valves, pumps, reservoirs and other water assets. Animation of the map illustrates the development of the problem, while graphs show simulated pressures and reservoir levels. IWLive can be accessed remotely over a VPN, and configured to send critical warning messages via SMS or email. It can also interface directly with SCADAWatch, allowing utilities to monitor everything from uptime to analytics; instantly compute non-revenue water; increase productivity for day-to-day tasks; react faster to important events; identify opportunities to drive operational efficiencies as they happen; improve pressure and leakage management; optimize business performance; and operate in a more modern, data-driven environment.

The newest version of IWLive touts a number of new features and enhancements that enhance efficiency and improve the modeling experience. They include more flexibility in the display of key simulation results (e.g., more minima and maxima, summary and time-varying results on object properties); comprehensive results replay control in InfoWater Configuration Manager; improved control of the user interface (e.g., graph and grid menus, graph defaults, scroll bars); expanded modeling control (e.g., log files, profile and script editor); faster solution algorithms; and more powerful post-processing. These features contribute to reducing the time and effort required to investigate and solve complex modeling questions associated with water network operations and management.