News | February 18, 2014

City Of Atlanta Selects Innovyze Smart Water Network Modeling Technology

Innovyze InfoWater To Support Comprehensive Geospatial Water Infrastructure Management for Georgia’s Largest City

Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, recently announced that the city of Atlanta, Georgia, has chosen the company’s industry-leading InfoWater suite to support its large-scale enterprise-wide geospatial water distribution network modeling and management needs. The purchase equips the City with a full range of high-performance ArcGIS-centric (Esri, Redlands, CA) water infrastructure modeling, criticality analysis and management capabilities. These advantages will enable the enterprise to address critical planning, design, operational, and water quality issues with maximum effectiveness; optimize its asset management and capital improvement programs; and improve customer service.

Atlanta, the ninth-largest metropolitan area in the United States, provides drinking water to more than one million customers through a complex network of 2,800 miles of pipe, ranging from 2 to 72 inches in diameter, approximately 48,000 valves and 24,000 hydrants, and three water treatment plants with a combined capacity of 247 MGD. The service area consists of three pressure zones covering some 132 square miles. The City’s extended period calibrated water network model comprises 26,800 pipes and 22,600 nodes.

Built atop ArcGIS (Esri, Redlands, CA), InfoWater seamlessly integrates sophisticated predictive analytics, systems dynamics and optimization functionality directly within the powerful ArcGIS setting. From fire flow and water quality simulations, valve criticality and energy cost analysis to pressure zone management and advanced Genetic Algorithm and Particle Swarm optimization, the InfoWater product suite comes equipped with everything water utility owner-operators need to best plan, design, operate, secure and sustain their distribution systems.

The software also serves as a base platform for advanced smart network modeling, operational, capital planning, and asset management extensions. Among these critical applications are IWLive (real-time operations and security); InfoWater UDF (unidirectional flushing); CapPlan (risk-based capital planning); InfoMaster and InfoMaster Mobile (asset integrity management and condition assessment); InfoWater MSX (multi-species, temperature, and particle transport/deposition modeling); InfoWater BTX (event/particle backtracking); InfoSurge (surge/transient analysis); Sustainability (carbon footprint calculation); BalanceNet (real-time energy management and operations optimization); PressureWatch (real-time network hydraulic integrity monitoring); QualWatch (real-time network water quality integrity monitoring); DemandWatch (water demand forecasting); DemandAnalyst (real-time water demand and diurnal pattern estimations); and SCADAWatch (real-time business intelligence and performance monitoring).

“The City of Atlanta is known nationally for superior GIS, network modeling and simulation, engineering and innovation,” said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, NAE, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, F.ASCE, President, COO and Chief Technical Officer of Innovyze. “That’s why it’s no surprise to learn this progressive utility has opted to add the formidable advantages of our geocentric smart water network modeling and management suite to its tool set. The City has maintained its industry-leading position by continually pioneering and setting tighter industry standards. Its adoption of InfoWater represents an investment in many more decades of engineering excellence. We’re very proud that our solutions are in place in Atlanta and at many more of the world’s largest and best-run utility companies, helping them meet their corporate and strategic goals and achieve world-class performance at breakthrough cost savings.”

About Innovyze
Innovyze is a leading global provider of wet infrastructure business analytics software solutions designed to meet the technological needs of water and wastewater utilities, government industries, and engineering organizations worldwide. Its clients include the majority of the largest UK, Australasia and North American cities, foremost utilities on all five continents, and ENR top-rated design firms. With unparalleled expertise and offices in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific, the Innovyze connected portfolio of best-in-class product lines empowers thousands of engineers to competitively plan, manage, design, protect, operate and sustain highly efficient and reliable infrastructure systems, and provides an enduring platform for customer success. For more information, visit www.innovyze.com.

SOURCE: Innovyze

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