North Carolina State Capital Chooses Innovyze Smart Water Network Technology to Support Large-Scale Modeling Efforts
City of Raleigh Adopts InfoWater and InfoWorks CS Viewer for Greater Efficiency and Productivity
Broomfield, Colorado USA, September 18, 2012 — Innovyze, a leading global innovator of wet infrastructure modeling and simulation software and technologies, today announced that the City of Raleigh Public Utilities Department, N.C., has selected InfoWater and InfoWorks CS Viewer to meet its complex water and wastewater modeling requirements. With this purchase, the City of Raleigh gains access to the most advanced and comprehensive water distribution and sewer collection system modeling and management applications in the industry.
In 2011, Raleigh earned the title of America’s Best City by Business Week and is home to North Carolina State University, Duke University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Its Public Utilities Department provides water and sanitary sewer service to approximately 177,000 metered water and sewer customers and a service population of approximately 489,000 people in Raleigh, Garner, Wake Forest, Rolesville, Knightdale, Wendell, and Zebulon areas. The Department is also developing its reuse water system to provide an alternative water resource for demands not requiring potable water quality. The City’s wastewater collection system consists of approximately 2,300 miles of pipeline ranging in diameter from six inches to six feet, and 113 pump stations. The City’s drinking water system comprises approximately 2,500 miles of water transmission and distribution mains. There are nine elevation zones in the distribution system. These elevation zones receive water from 22 booster pump stations and include 26 elevated and above ground storage tanks.
Built atop ArcGIS (Esri, Redlands, CA), InfoWater seamlessly integrates sophisticated analytics, systems dynamics and optimization functionality directly within the 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); InfoSurge (surge/transient analysis); InfoWater BTX (event backtracking); and Sustainability (carbon footprint calculation).
The InfoWorks CS Viewer allows users to interact closely with their consultants and view and analyze both static and time-varying data and results of their sewer collection systems in various graphical and grid views.
“Our detailed needs assessment clearly identified the benefits we could gain from implementing Innovyze smart water network modeling solutions,” said Aaron Brower, City Construction Projects Administrator. “This proven technology will help us access better data, collaborate more successfully, manage our hydraulic assets more effectively, identify superior, system improvement alternatives at maximum savings, and achieve optimum performance. It will also help us make better-informed decisions in the face of new challenges, rapid community growth, and tighter regulations.”
“The City of Raleigh is superb example of how progressive utilities can utilize our advanced smart water and wastewater network modeling technology to improve the workflow of their organizations,” said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, F.ASCE, President and Chief Operating Officer of Innovyze. “We clearly offer superior products, and our customers continue to leverage their capabilities to enhance their success. By giving them accurate, timely information to assist in real-time decision making, our smart water solutions will make a huge positive impact on the City’s engineering efficiency and productivity. We are delighted that Raleigh has chosen to strengthen its relationship with Innovyze, and we look forward to being a partner in their successful implementation of smart network modeling applications.”