Innovyze Releases New IWLive for Real-Time Smart Water Network Modeling, Operation, Security
New version improves SCADA connectivity, hydraulic modeling accuracy, and speeds implementation times
Innovyze announced the worldwide release of the V3.0 Generation of IWLive for real-time water distribution hydraulic and water quality modeling, monitoring, forecasting and SCADA integration.
The release, incorporating features requested by utilities on three continents using IWLive, gives water utilities more power in real-time business analytics and optimization and moves their hydraulic modeling and simulation applications from planning and design to operation and control. It also underscores the Innovyze technology leadership position in the water industry for delivering pioneering smart water network management technology to enhance the safety, efficiency, reliability and sustainability of the world’s water supply.
“IWLive allows utilities to make informed decisions in real-time by combining the power of advanced network modeling, SCADA, and operations experience in one control room platform,” said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, F.ASCE, president and chief operating officer of Innovyze.
IWLive equips the control room with tools that are both predictive and reactive. It issues regularly updated warnings to alert the operator to problems that may arise in the coming minutes, hours, or days, showing the predicted severity of problems and the time of onset in one easy-to-use interface. IWLive can also enable the operator to evaluate problem-solving approaches by simulating closures of valves or a change in a pump’s operating schedule. It then quickly produces a second simulation that can be compared with the first to determine the level of improvement, the problems that remain, and the costs of the change.
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 shows the development of the problem, while graphs show simulated pressures and reservoir levels. IWLive can be accessed remotely over a VPN, and can be configured to send critical warning messages via SMS or email.
New features in Version 3.0 include expanded capability to read SCADA databases, improved live control interpretation, support for demand patterns, automated results sharing, improvements to isolation tracing and a streamlined implementation process. IWLive V3.0 supports live data time offsets and SCADA value translations allowing results and input parameters to be displayed in the time and units most familiar to operations staff.
IWLive supports the creation of live controls directly from the SCADA system. For users that utilize the SCADA system to set pump or valve controls, IWLive can directly interpret those commands from the SCADA system and incorporate them into all simulation runs. Demand patterns allow IWLive users to set a variety of 7-day and 24-hr demand patterns for customers and different run types. The isolation trace has been improved to better handle pump stations and other control nodes in the system ensuring that IWLive isolations match real world conditions. Tools have also been added to streamline the implementations, allowing new customers to start usingIWLive with greater efficiency.