Hydraulic simulations were created to represent the characteristics of one of
the main water supply sectors in the metropolitan region of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
The model is being used to diagnose problems and then evaluate proposals for
optimizing a new sector configuration.
Sabesp used WaterGEMS to create the simulations of the Sacoma sector
and evaluate system improvements, such as decreasing water loss in the
smaller diameter distribution networks and improving the electro-mechanical
performance by using speed pump variations.
Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities
Salt Lake Fire Flow Improvement Study
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Water service in some areas of Salt Lake City, Utah, is provided via historic
agreements with private mutual irrigation companies. Pipelines in these areas
have fallen behind current fire flow service requirements. This $9.5 million
project included a study to evaluate distribution system improvements to meet
requirements and develop a prioritized plan for completing them.
WaterGEMS was used to determine which pipes were the best candidates for
replacement to meet current fire flow requirements and to develop a model for
the best placement for control valves—and the settings for those valves—as
well as the boundaries for the new pressure zones. WaterGEMS’s high-powered
modeling capabilities were critical in determining the new settings.