InfoWorks TS V13.0 Delivers Greater Accuracy, Speed, Usability, and Innovation in Hydraulic Transient Analysis – New Release Equips Engineers With Unprecedented Surge Modeling Capabilities for Better Decision-Making
Broomfield, Colorado USA, September 11, 2012 — Redrawing the boundaries of smart water network innovation, Innovyze, a leading global innovator of intelligent business analytics software and technologies for wet infrastructure, today released its V13 Generation of InfoWorks TS. This latest version extends previous generations’ capabilities with the addition of innovative features, elements, and devices plus unsurpassed modeling power that delivers greater accuracy, capacity, speed, reliability, and usability for power users. InfoWorks TS V13 exemplifies Innovyze’s vanguard position in the water industry and ongoing commitment to deliver cutting-edge technologies for enhancing the safety and reliability of the world’s water supply.
Anticipating and controlling transient response is critical to ensuring the protection, integrity, and effective/efficient operation of water distribution systems. Transient responses can introduce pressures of sufficient magnitude (upsurge) to burst pipes and damage equipment. The resulting repercussions can range from extended service outages to loss of property and life. In addition, transient responses can produce subatmospheric pressures (downsurge) that could force contaminated groundwater into the distribution system at a leaky joint, crack, or break, leading to grave health consequences. Sustained subatmospheric pressures may cause cavitation and water column separation, resulting in severe water hammer effects as the vapor cavity collapses.
The state-of-the-art, full-featured InfoWorks TS is a transient flow analysis solution that delivers the highest rate of return in the industry by addressing every facet of pressure surge analysis and its role in utility infrastructure management and protection. The program provides the engineer-friendly framework needed to quickly assess the effects of pump station power failures, pump startup, valve closures, rapid demand, and pump speed changes and then determine the efficacy of any combination of surge-protection devices. InfoWorks TS V13 also accurately simulates transient cavitation and water column separation, evaluates their intensity, and estimates their potential effects on the system.
Armed with this information, water utilities can more accurately predict the development of unacceptable operating conditions in their distribution systems, identify vulnerable areas and risks, evaluate and design sound protective measures, and determine improved operational plans and security upgrades. And with its blazing simulation speed, InfoWorks TS totally transforms the task of transient analysis, making it simpler, more straightforward, and even enjoyable.
InfoWorks TS V13 is packed with enhanced features that allow utility owner–operators to effectively, efficiently, and economically control objectionable transients and preserve the hydraulic integrity of their water supply and distribution systems. The new version offers the option of using dynamic friction factors and can model turbines, flow and pressure regulating valves, hybrid (open-closed) surge tanks, hydraulic surge anticipation valves, electronic surge anticipation valves, and multicomponent reservoirs and also model pump stations and valves as PID controllers. Using InfoWorks TS V13, water utilities can specify a depth/area profile for all types of surge tanks as well as variation in pressure during a transient simulation at reservoir, fixed head, and well nodes.
For a complete list of new features, visit the “What’s New” section of the online help for InfoWorks TS V13.0.
“Water utilities and engineering consulting firms around the world rely on Innovyze’s best-in-class smart network modeling and design solutions to manage and operate better, safer systems,” said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, F.ASCE, President and Chief Operating Officer of Innovyze. “The release of InfoWorks TS V13.0 demonstrates our unwavering commitment to deliver innovative technologies to meet our customers’ next-generation hydraulic transient network modeling requirements. This milestone solution is the only analysis, design, and management software users need to work faster and smarter in a competitive environment — not only to power optimal system performance, but more importantly, to safeguard critical infrastructures and maximize their effectiveness in protecting public health.”
Pricing and Availability
Upgrade to InfoWorks TS V13.0 is now available worldwide by subscription. Subscription members can immediately download the latest version free of charge directly from www.innovyze.com. The Innovyze Subscription Program is a friendly customer support and software maintenance program that ensures the longevity and usefulness of Innovyze products. It gives subscribers instant access to new functionality as it is developed, along with automatic software updates and upgrades. For the latest information on the Innovyze Subscription Program, visit www.innovyze.com or contact your local Innovyze Channel Partner.
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, 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.