What’s New in InfoWater Version 12

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New Feature — Pipe Break/Leak Modeling

InfoWater can explicitly model water main breaks or rupture and large leaks. Breaks can be specified for any pipe in the network along with their location, size, and time of occurrence. Pipe Leak (small pipe breaks) can also be automatically distributed at the two end nodes of a pipe. InfoWater will then compute and report the total water volume lost to breaks for any user-specified period. It will also report their impact on the hydraulic (e.g., flows, pressures, velocities, and fire-fighting capacity) and water quality (e.g., chlorine concentrations) integrity of the water distribution system.

How to model pipe rupture:

A pipe rupture means a complete break of the pipe. To model pipe rupture, go to Run Manager and select the Break tab.

  1. Select the target pipe.
  2. Check the Pipe Rupture Check box and select time when rupture occurs.
  3. (Note: If time is not specified InfoWater will assume pipe rupture occurs at time zero)
  4. Check on the Break @ Known Location checkbox to identify rupture location from the upstream node.
  5. (Note: If distance is not specified, InfoWater will assume rupture is in the middle of the pipe. If the length specified is greater than length of pipe, Infowater will assume rupture is at the downstream node)
  6. Click on the run button when parameters are set.

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How to model pipe leak:

Use this option to model pipe leaks (small breaks); not a complete pipe rupture. (Note: You must uncheck the Pipe Rupture box.)

  1. Select the target pipe.
  2. Check on the Break @ Known Location checkbox to identify rupture location from the upstream node. A. One end is a valve, pump or tank/reservoir then InfoWater will assume the break occur at the other end node, or
  3. B. If the length specified is greater than the length of the pipe, InfoWater will assume rupture is at the downstream node)
  4. (Note: If distance is not specified, InfoWater will assume rupture is in the middle of the pipe unless:
  5. Enter the size (diameter) of the break. If the size of the break specified is greater than or equal to the pipe diameter, InfoWater will assume a complete pipe break (rupture).
  6. Click on the run button when parameters are set.

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