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Barwon Region water Corporation
Instant Access to Fire-Flow results
Barwon region Water corporation (Barwon Water) serves an 8,100-square-
kilometer area in Victoria, Australia. The company receives as many as
eight requests per week for flow and pressure reports from building owners
who need to meet fire protection standards. creating a flow and pressure
information layer in the Barwon Water GIS enabled the company to instantly
respond to customer requests.
The system integrates WaterGemS with the oracle-based GIS database.
WaterGemS automates fire-flow analysis on each node and results are exported
to oracle with the modelBuilder tool. This information is the basis for the flow and
pressure layer. Two-way integration allows modeling results to be shared through
the GIS. The system cuts production time for each hydraulic simulation and report
from two hours to minutes, saving an estimated $356,000 over three years.
Sim Tejo collects, treats, and disposes of wastewater for lisbon and other
portuguese municipalities. Uncontrolled stormwater influent causes flooding,
influx of grit and solids, and potential functional collapse. Upgrading the
information management technology revealed the further need for a smart
system integrated with daily operations. Sim Tejo developed Aquasafe to
transform ample data from a planning tool to a decision-making tool.
Aquasafe – smart Management system
The $100,000 project addressed specific needs for forecasting, assessing,
and verifying event data as well as reporting real-time data from disparate
systems. SewerGemS enabled analysis, optimization, and forecasting of sewage
transport, system operations, and energy efficiency. Aquasafe automated
SewerGemS execution and integrated the modeling tool using Bentley’s
Waterobjects.ne T technology.