Author Archives: Ari Opdahl

About Ari Opdahl

Ari the Product Sector Leader for InfoMaster, CapPlan Water, CapPlan Sewer, and InfoWater UDF. In addition, Ari is a Product Specialist for Innovyze’s Analytics-Centric Asset Management, or “ACAM,” suite of tools; as such, he has worked extensively with both Utilities and Consultants on data review, implementation, GIS integration, analysis, and training. @AriOpdahl

Publish InfoMaster results to an ArcGIS online webmap with ease.

An InfoMaster project is simply an ESRI geodatabase — there are really no limitations or requirements, users may employ our default GDB (based off of the ESRI Local Government Information Model), or utilize their own existing GDB(s). The format of … Continue reading

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UPDATE!!! Our newest Validation tool in InfoMaster allows you to easily compare data across multiple sources in a simplified manner, and now, easily compare Risk and Rehab Scenarios with just a single click!

We’ve revamped our Validation tool yet again and added additional reporting for comparing Risk and Rehab Scenarios. We’ve taken the added functionality from our last release and streamlined, simplified, and just plain made it better. The new tool continues to … Continue reading

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New Validation tool in InfoMaster allows you to easily compare data across multiple sources

Our new and improved (totally revamped) Validation tool in InfoMaster (v.6) allows users to easily compare, validate, edit, and resolve discrepancies across multiple data sources. That may include all InfoMaster analysis results, GIS layers, as well as any other ODBC … Continue reading

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Categorize your CCTV Inspection Data Fields for easy review with InfoMaster

InfoMaster is a NASSCO Certified Asset Management software for PACP/MACP/LACP data (in addition, the MSCC, EN 13508-2, WSA-05, and New Zealand standards are supported). As such, InfoMaster handles all required fields from a given survey. However, perhaps there are only … Continue reading

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Creating Baseline Replacement Cost Graph in InfoMaster using previous failure data (via InfoMaster’s Reliability Analysis tools to estimate pipe lifetimes)

First, establish expected lifetimes of your pipes. This can be achieved by many different means in InfoMaster, some available options are: Reliability Analysis – incorporating statistical models (Cox, LEYP, Herz, Weibull, NHPP…) Likelihood of Failure – incorporating any data you … Continue reading

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Data Integration Highlight: Importing ITpipes Pipeline Inspections (raw data) into InfoMaster

This post was authored by our Primary InfoMaster Product Support Engineer. Combine ML and MLI table to create a single inspection header table Open the exported mdb database file with MS Access Create a new Query Add tables ML and … Continue reading

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Leveraging your CCTV data in the InfoMaster Decision Tree (Rehab Planning)

Once CCTV data (pipe, manhole, or lateral inspections) have been imported into InfoMaster and run through our CCTV Analysis Wizard, all of the defect information and scored values are associate to the assets and may be used in InfoMaster analysis … Continue reading

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What’s New in InfoMaster 4.5 Update 3

Allow multiple survey databases import InfoMaster now has the ability to batch import multiple PACP databases into one set of survey import. A new dialog box was introduced to allow users to select as many PACP databases as they wish. … Continue reading

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Pipe Failure/Deterioration Modeling in InfoMaster

InfoMaster now provides users with the ability employ multiple statistical models for calculating the reliability and survivability of their pipes. InfoMaster features the Weibull, Herz, and Cox proportional hazards models for modeling the aging processes of water and wastewater network pipes … Continue reading

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