The Municipal Water and Sewerage Company of Rhodes (DE YAR) manages the water and sewerage network of Rhodes Island in Greece,
which consists of 50 water wells that feed nine water tanks. The primary goal of this EUR 2.2 million project was to implement water leak
control to improve pump efficiency through the cost-effective operation of the water pumps as well as to maximize the municipality’s water
AKAT T’s challenge was the integration of software products on a common platform so the software could exchange data. For the water
network modeling and simulation, AKAT T deployed WaterGEMS. Through WaterGEMS’ SCADAConnect module, data from the SCADA
database was imported into WaterGEMS. The water leak detection and control, as well as the prompt repair of damaged pipes in the water
network, reduced water loss, which led to increased revenue for DEYAR.
AKATT S.A. | Rhodes, Greece
Automation Systems for Remote Control, Operation, and Water Leak Management
Barwon Water | Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Colac Water Hammer Analysis
Through demand forecasting and system yield analysis, the Colac water supply network in Geelong, Australia, was identified as needing
augmentation. This project built a transfer main for water from the Wurdee Boluc channel to the Colac water treatment plant. The challenge
was that alignment for this transfer main relied on a transient analysis of each alignment to determine appropriate surge-protection measures.
As with any water hammer analysis project, Barwon Water would have had to perform manual iterations of the model in order to optimize the
appropriate surge protection to achieve the desired results while maintaining suitable transient pressure in the transfer main. WaterGEMS
automated the investigation of the transient pressure in the transfer main, and HAMMER assisted in selecting the appropriate pipe alignment
and surge protection.
Innovation in Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater
Network Modeling and Analysis