Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Innovyze Announces Worldwide Support for EPANET and SWMM

Innovyze Announces Worldwide Support for EPANET and SWMM

Groundbreaking Initiative Facilitates Technology Transfer of Sustainable Water Infrastructure Models Between Global Communities

Broomfield, Colorado, USA, March 31, 2015

Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced worldwide support for USEPA’s flagship EPANET and SWMM public domain software. By offering its technical expertise to the EPANETand SWMM communities, Innovyze is ensuring ongoing maintenance of these free software models of sustainable stormwater, wastewater, and water supply systems.

Sustainable water infrastructure models are used throughout the world for the planning, analysis, design, and research of stormwater, wastewater, and drinking water distribution management. SWMM can model the generation and transport of runoff and sanitary flows as well as estimate the production of pollutant loads associated with this runoff in storm, sanitary or combined sewers. With the recent inclusion of hydrologic performance of specific types of green infrastructure low impact development (LID) controls the model can be used to consider both grey infrastructure approaches (e.g., pipes, tunnels, high rate treatment), and potentially more cost-effective green infrastructure approaches (e.g., rain gardens, permeable pavement, rain barrels) for managing stormwater. EPANET can help water utilities maintain and improve the quality of water delivered to consumers through their drinking water distribution systems. It can also be used to plan and improve a system’s hydraulic performance. The model can assist with pipe, pump, and valve placement; sizing; energy minimization; fire flow analysis; vulnerability studies; and operator training. Together, these models give municipalities the tools to help them develop cost effective green and grey water infrastructure options that reduce the release of untreated wastewater and improve the availability of safe drinking water.

“Innovyze is a pioneer in cutting edge sustainable water infrastructure modeling research and development,” said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, NAE, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, F.ASCE, President, COO and Chief Technical Officer of Innovyze. “The company’s industry-leading GIS-centric InfoWater and InfoSWMM product suites greatly expand on the simulation and analysis capabilities ofEPANET and SWMM5 models. Ongoing maintenance of EPANET and SWMM is important both to us and to the global water and wastewater communities. It ensures the usefulness and longevity of these products for their users. We are pleased to launch this initiative to help further sustain the world’s wet infrastructures and provide solutions to such challenging problems as climate change, water security, and environmental compliance.

“We hope to continue to inspire water modelers worldwide and provide them the power tools to do the things that inspire them so that together we can build and sustain resilient water infrastructures that help drive the economy and create a better world for everyone.”

For more information about these products, visit Innovyze at www.innovyze.com and select “EPANET” or “SWMM.” Training classes onEPANET and SWMM will be available through the Innovyze University, http://www.innovyze.com/education/.

Pricing and Availability
Both EPANET and SWMM can be downloaded free directly from the Innovyze web site at www.innovyze.com. Access to the Innovyze User Forums is also available to seek answers and exchange information with the global water and wastewater modeling communities (http://forums.innovyze.com/).

About InnovyzeInnovyze is a leading global provider of wet infrastructure business analytics software solutions designed to meet the technological needs of water/wastewater utilities, government agencies, and engineering organizations worldwide. Its clients include the majority of the largest UK, Australasian, East Asian 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, call Innovyze at +1 626-568-6868, or visit www.innovyze.com.
Innovyze Contact:Rajan RayDirector of Marketing and Client Service Manager
+1 626-568-6868

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

20 Interesting Features of Innovyze H2OMap Sewer

Twenty interesting facts about H2OMap Sewer and an inverse color Map of the H2OMap Sewer Interface (Figure 1).  H2OMAP Sewer Sewer is a stand-alone GIS based program for use in the planning, design, analysis, and expansion of sanitary, storm and combined sewer collection systems. It is very good program if you like steady state analysis with peaking factors for manhole loading.

Lightning GIS Gateway, Import and Export of CSV and Shapefiles
Lightning Run Manager
Lightning Sewer Map based on MapInfo
Lightning Steady State Simulation
Lightning Bird’s Eye View
Lightning Design Simulation
Lightning Contouring and Annotation, Map Display of Input and Output Variables
Lightning EPS Simulation
Lightning Ten or More Unpeakable or Peakable Loads per Manhole
Lightning Input Data in the Attribute Browser
Lightning Point and Peaking Factor Loads for Steady State
Lightning Output Parameters in the Attribute Browser
Lightning Two Pass Solution with Adjusted Depth and Adjusted Velocity on the 2nd  Pass
Lightning Advanced Force Main Iterative Solution for complex Hazen Williams Force Main  Modeling, Optional Stormwater and RTK modeling
Lightning DB Tables with DB Queries
Lightning Modified Muskingum – Cunge  Numerical  Solution
Lightning Scenario, Facility Manager, Batch Simulations
Lightning Control over the number of link segments and Flow Attenuation
Lightning Data Inference, Network Tracing Tools
Lightning Output Graphics, Complete Mass Balance Report and Output Gravity Main,   Force Main and  Manhole Reports
Figure 1.  Inverse color Map of the H2OMap Sewer Interface

Sunday, March 22, 2015

What are typical Reynolds Numbers in SWMM5 or InfoSWMM

The Reynolds Number is not shown in SWMM 5 of  InfoSWMM but can easily be added to the SWMM 5 code as shown in Figure 3.  The equation for the Reynolds Number isSNAGHTMLb057c4aNormally, as shown is Figure 1 the Reynolds number is is very high and is indicative of very turbulent flow based on typical flows, velocities and pipe diameters/hydraulic radius's in SWMM 5 (Figure 2).

Figure 3.  Reynolds Number is calculated in SWMM 5 for Darcy-Weisbach Force Main Friction Loss, Typical values of the Reynolds Number.
Figure 1.  Reynolds Number is calculated in SWMM 5 for Darcy-Weisbach Force Main Friction Loss, Typical values of the Reynolds Number.
Figure 2.  Reynolds Number is calculated in SWMM 5 for Darcy-Weisbach Force Main Friction Loss. Where is is the DW value entered for a Force Main.
Figure 2.  Reynolds Number is calculated in SWMM 5 for Darcy-Weisbach Force Main Friction Loss. Where is is the DW value entered for a Force Main.
Figure 1.  Reynolds Number is calculated in SWMM 5 for Darcy-Weisbach Force Main Friction Loss.
Figure 3.  Reynolds Number is calculated in SWMM 5 for Darcy-Weisbach Force Main Friction Loss.

Friday, March 20, 2015

New GIS Gateway Features in InfoSewer and InfoSWMM

New GIS Gateway Features:

1. New comparison function to compare data of InfoSWMM or InfoSewer and GIS.
2. New logging function to allow users to track the data changes.
3. Allows users to save updated data to the selection sets
4. Allows users to save changed data to the selection sets
5. Map of Changed Features 

Image Features:

1. Create a Shapefile with Base GIS information or use GIS files directly
2. Compare Button to compare the current InfoSWMM or InfoSewer data to the GIS Layer
3. A log file is made with changed features
4. A selection set is made of Updated Facilities
5. A selection set is made of New Facilities
6. Clear Map to Clear the Changed Facilities Ma
Options in GIS GateWay

Sunday, March 8, 2015

We are proud that @Innovyze is a winner of @Esri #EsriEPC Award announced here by Jack Dangermond in 2015

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Innovyze Releases InfoSWMM Sustain for Comprehensive Urban Stormwater Treatment and Analysis

Innovyze Press Release
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Innovyze Releases InfoSWMM Sustain for Comprehensive Urban Stormwater Treatment and Analysis
New Software Lets Stormwater Management Professionals Determine Optimal BMP Combinations at Various Watershed Scales Based on Cost and Effectiveness
Broomfield, Colorado, USA, March 3, 2015 — Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced the worldwide release of InfoSWMM Sustain. Designed in response to the needs of watershed and stormwater engineering professionals, this power tool lets users develop, evaluate, and select optimal best management practice (BMP) combinations at various watershed scales on the basis of cost and effectiveness. It can be effectively used to evaluate complex decisions about green infrastructure selection and placement, performance, and costs for meeting desired flow and water quality targets.

InfoSWMM Sustain is a comprehensive geocentric decision support system created to facilitate optimal selection and placement of BMPs and low impact development (LID) techniques at strategic locations in urban watersheds. It can accurately model any combination of LID controls, such as porous permeable pavement, rain gardens, green roofs, street planters, rain barrels, infiltration trenches, and vegetative swales, to determine their effectiveness in managing stormwater and combined sewer overflows. Such capabilities can greatly assist users in developing cost-effective and reliable implementation plans for flow and pollution control aimed at protecting source waters and meeting water quality goals. It does so by helping users answer the following questions: How effective are BMPs in reducing runoff and pollutant loadings? What are the most cost-effective solutions for meeting water quality and quantity objectives? And where, what type, and how extensive should BMPs be?

By seamlessly integrating ArcGIS 10.x with SWMM 5.1, InfoSWMM Sustain greatly expands on the USEPA SUSTAIN software to provide critically needed support to watershed practitioners at all levels in developing stormwater management evaluations and cost optimizations to meet their program needs. The software can automatically import any SWMM 5.1, InfoSWMM or InfoWorks ICM (exported to SWMM 5.1), model, then evaluate numerous potential combinations of BMPs to determine the optimal combination to meet specified objectives such as runoff volume or pollutant loading reductions. Both kinematic wave and full dynamic wave flow routing models are fully supported. Among its many vital applications, InfoSWMM Sustain can be effectively used in developing TMDL implementation plans, identifying management practices to achieve pollutant reductions under a separate municipal storm sewer system (MS4) stormwater permit, determining optimal green infrastructure strategies for reducing volume and peak flows to combined sewer systems, evaluating the benefits of distributed green infrastructure implementation on water quantity and quality in urban streams, and developing a phased BMP installation plan using cost effectiveness curves.

“With InfoSWMM Sustain, we are extending our success in the smart network modeling marketplace to address the specific needs of stormwater management professionals and their engineering consultants,” said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, NAE, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, F.ASCE, President, COO and Chief Technical Officer of Innovyze. “It performs very sophisticated hydrologic and water quality modeling in watersheds and urban streams, and enables users to determine optimal management solutions at multiple-scale watersheds to achieve desired water quality objectives based on cost effectiveness. It also gives users the power tool they need to maximize water quality benefits, minimize stormwater management costs and combined sewer overflows, and protect the environment and public health. We are very proud to offer this groundbreaking new power tool to our clients.”

Pricing and Availability
InfoSWMM Sustain for InfoSWMM is available by subscription worldwide. A current InfoSWMM license is required. For the latest information on the Innovyze Subscription Program, visit www.innovyze.com or contact your local Innovyze Channel Partner.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Hybrid Learning at Innovyze

Hybrid Learning at Innovyze 1. Help Files with links to Blogs, Forums and Videos 2. Support Emails/Calls with Support linking to Blogs and Videos 3. Blogs, Innovyze and Other Blogs 4. Forums for all of our products including SWMM5 and EPANET 5. Twitter/LinkedIn 6. YouTube and Vimeo in Help Files and as Youtube and Vimeo Online Videos
Hybrid Learning at Innovyze

AI Rivers of Wisdom about ICM SWMM

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