Locate which pipes in your system will cause the most problems if they break by running hydraulic analyses for all possible breakage events and comparing the results. The Optimizer™ Hydraulic Criticality Tool allows you to rapidly run criticality analyses on the Cloud for distribution networks of any size or complexity. Calculate hydraulic consequence of failure metrics to inform asset management. Investigate multi break scenarios to assist in planning for seismic events. Easily identify the valve closures required to isolate any pipe in the system. Identify areas of the network with inadequate isolation valve coverage.
Help utilities get a better understanding of their existing network capacity and scope for growth and to assist in assessing developer inquiries for new connections. Determine how much additional demand can be added to nodes and DMAs within a network. Satisfy regulatory requirements that govern connection fees. Design and appraise optimal upgrades when facilitating new development connections while accurately allocating costs to developers. Produce heat maps showing surplus capacity and deficient regions of a network.
Provide cost-effective infrastructure spending while balancing short-and long-term service levels. Budget, time, and technology constraints prevent us from identifying the true potential of our capital and operational investments with the traditional manual approach. Optimizer™ allows you to bring innovation to your planning process and realize optimal strategies for addressing network planning objectives using a holistic approach.
The Optimizer™ Blockage Tool extends the functionality of the Optimizer™ ICM Integration, allowing users to analyze different blockage scenarios in their collection system model. Identify locations and volume of any flooding and backups caused by blockage events. Assess how sensitive a network is to different levels of blockage. Pinpoint the best locations to install water level sensors for network monitoring and blockage detection. Determine how long operators have to respond after a blockage occurs and before flooding begins. Quantify damage costs associated with different blockage events. Compute hydraulic consequences of failure scores of individual conduit assets to aid in asset management planning.
Optimizer™ for Asset Performance provides inherent tools for supporting asset replacement strategies of both linear and vertical assets. The modeling and analysis of these two asset types are unique. The characteristics and relationships of linear assets in a network environment must be accounted for through a holistic view of the network. Optimization of discrete, vertical assets, such as those in a pump station or plant, are process-based and thus require a different approach when analyzing end-of-life decisions and replacement options. Supporting individual asset-class analysis, with the ability to combine those results for enterprise planning, ensures the right investments are made to the right assets at the right time.
Creating flushing plans for water distribution systems is a difficult task. Operators need to ensure that all pipes in their system get flushed and that adequate scouring velocities can be achieved. At the same time, operators want to minimize the time it takes to carry out flushing to save on costs. The Optimizer™ Flushing Tool gives utilities a smarter and more effective way of producing high quality, unidirectional flushing plans. Step through the network to produce an optimal flushing plan, saving time and money. Improve water quality in the system to benefit customers. Directly distribute plan diagrams to inform field teams of planned flushes. Identify pipes that are not flushable under the current valve configuration.
Are you struggling to prioritize your capital investment plan? Is it difficult to balance priorities, minimize risk, and maximize benefit with constrained budgets? These are challenges that are shared by many water and wastewater utilities worldwide. With the Optimizer™ PPT module, decision makers can optimally schedule their capital investments to meet annual budgets, minimize risk, and maximize benefits. They can also visualize how these investments are distributed. Using Optimatics’ Optimizer™ software for prioritizing your capital investment plan generates optimal outcomes through a transparent and trustworthy decision making process, giving your stakeholders confidence.
SMALL MAINS REPLACEMENT & PACKAGING
The Optimizer™ WMR module allows you to modernize and automate your process by identifying optimal strategies for addressing your program objectives and holistically packaging programs. Managing a comprehensive mains replacement program is a daunting task for any utility. The key to a successful program is to find an optimal balance among often competing factors. The goal is to identify the best combination of water main replacement projects while considering project size, replacement cost, remaining value, selection efficiency, spatial efficiency, road moratoriums, community impacts, and more.
ADVANCED RISK MODEL
Predict the evolution of risk, taking into account financial, social, and environmental consequences of failure. Evaluate the impact of failure in service levels.
Oftentimes hydraulic models represent the network as a set of relatively small sections of pipe. This works well for modeling purposes but when it comes to using that data for asset renewal plans and optimization, it exponentially increases the complexity of the optimization problem and leads to unrealistic strategies. Optimatics Advanced Planning Tools empower users to utilize metapipes (groups of pipes) when formulating pipe renewal optimization. By defining a set of rules to follow when considering the creation of metapipes, consistent groupings can be developed across the network.