Water Distribution

Water is a crucial resource used for both home and commercial purposes worldwide as well as for the survival of life. There has been a growing need to model real-life scenarios in order to assess the workability of WDS and their capacity to run efficiently due to the necessity for water distribution systems to satisfy the rising demand and quality requirements. The need to replace the traditional methods of designing WDSs with precise, quick computer software and methods has arisen as a result of WDS challenges such as a deteriorating system, leakage and pipeline disruption, inability to satisfy demand, poor system design, unreliable systems, and abuse/mismanagement of water. Nziza as a major technology skills development and distribution center in Rwanda, we couldn’t take it easy. The aforementioned challenges have forced us to talk with Bentley systems to bring the needed technologies to the country, and to help water professionals, entities, and companies have access to the world’s most performing software technologies in the water sector. We are introducing this course to ensure that our professionals are equipped with high-end skills to design water distribution systems in a modern way.

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We will provide you with training for OpenFlows WaterGEMS, which gives you access to a thorough yet user-friendly decision-support solution for water distribution networks. Your understanding of how infrastructure functions as a system, how it responds to operational tactics, and how it should expand as population and demand rise are improved by the program. OpenFlows WaterGEMS includes all the features you require in a versatile multiplatform environment, including fire flow and water quality models, criticality analysis, and energy cost analysis.

Potentially hazardous transients are added to your water distribution or wastewater system each time a pump or valve is opened. Transients, if left unchecked, can have disastrous effects on your pipes, equipment, employees, and clients. To ensure that you are able to manage all of those issues before they arise, we will need to support this course with OpenFlows HAMMER in addition to WaterGEMS.

The computationally rigorous engine and user-friendly interface of OpenFlows HAMMER are trusted by water utilities, municipalities, and engineering companies all throughout the world to effectively identify, manage, and minimize the risks associated with transients.

What you will learn:

  • Analyze pipe and valve criticality
    You can evaluate the effectiveness of isolation valves and identify the weak points in water distribution systems thanks to technology. Analyze the system’s capacity to isolate specific areas and provide customer service at various valve points. Network segments are automatically generated by WaterCAD/WaterGEMS once the isolation valve data is provided.
  • Assess fire flow capacity
    Using WaterGEMS, you may access and pinpoint areas where fire protection is insufficient by using a hydraulic model of water distribution. In order to meet the needs for fire-flow and protection, design modifications must be made, such as the sizing and placement of pipes, pumps, and tanks.
  • Build and manage hydraulic models
    Start generating models right away, and manage them well so you can concentrate on making the greatest technical decisions. Utilize and import a variety of well-known external data formats to increase the return on investment (ROI) for geospatial and engineering data and automate the production of input data.
  • Design water distribution systems
    Use WaterGEMS’ built-in scenario management tools to keep track of design alternatives and hydraulic model results to optimize the design of intricate water distribution systems. As an alternative, you can use the built-in Darwin Designer network optimization tool in WaterGEMS to optimize the design for you.
  • Develop flushing plans
    Multiple conventional and unidirectional flushing events in a single run can optimize flushing processes. Increase velocity in the mains to flush out particles and stale water, with the maximum velocity attained in any pipe during the flushing operation serving as the key indicator of flushing success.
  • Identify water loss
    Reduce water loss to save water and boost revenue. You will discover how to use flow and pressure data to locate potential leak locations in WaterGEMS. Consider how much you can expect to cut leakage by lowering pressure and see how it affects customer service.
  • Manage energy use
    In order to comprehend the effects that various operational techniques for pumps have on energy consumption, hydraulic modeling should be used to accurately represent pumps, including complex pump combinations and variable speed pumps. Reduce pumping-related energy expenses as much as possible while improving system efficiency.
  • Prioritize pipe renewal
    in order to determine which pipes, need replacement or repair. Pipe links are ranked using a variety of factors, such as performance- and property-based standards. Improving asset planning, expanding distribution capabilities, and maximizing capital expenditure returns are all advantages that follow.
  • Simulate networks in real time
    Connect your calibrated hydraulic model to your SCADA system to automatically update the model’s initial boundary conditions with the most recent real-time information. Utilize this real-time model to monitor the system and make sure it is performing as intended.
  • Focus on mitigating surges
    the modeling method itself: Streamlined model construction and management enables you to accelerate the model building process and successfully controls your model so that you can concentrate on coming up with the best plan for minimizing and regulating hydraulic transients.
  • Analyze transients
    By doing a transient analysis to identify problem areas and choose the best surge control solutions, you can manage transients. By using HAMMER’s precise transient simulation, you can lessen the chance of approximating the behavior of safety equipment and rotating machinery (pumps and turbines).

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Course price:  1,000,000 RWF