Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Hydraulic Network Modelling Training

Duration: 1.5 days

Delivery: In-person or Online (live)

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Course details

This course provides clean water network modellers, engineers, and technicians with an introduction to network hydraulics. Covering assets such as pipes, valves, pumps and reservoirs, learners will be equipped to use GIS software in the construction and application of hydraulic models.

Duration: 1.5 days

Delivery: In-person or Online (live)

Richard Foster

Richard is a civil engineer with over 30 years' experience designing and planning water supply systems, all-mains hydraulic modelling and operational support. He advises utilities and industrial clients on systems and emerging smart networks technologies; develops software tools for network modellers and operation engineers; and delivers training in network operations and pumping stations for international audiences. 

Course overview

This course provides attendees with an introduction to network hydraulics in the water supply system, and the construction and application of clean water network models. Upon completion, delegates will be able to understand, collect and analyse data for network assets such as valves, hydrants, pumps and reservoirs using Geographic Information Systems (GIS). 

These skills will equip staff with the confidence and proficiency to support companies in building, visualising, and optimising clean water networks, ultimately helping to minimise supply interruptions, reduce risk of severe restrictions and improve water quality.

    Who can benefit?

    Delegates may include clean water network modellers and engineers, as well as graduates, technicians and career-starters who already have a good background of water distribution systems and are looking to develop their understanding of how different network assets are modelled using GIS. Participants may also be drawn from any area of business or service where an increased knowledge of hydraulic network modelling can use used to improve decision-making within their role.

    Training outline

    Geographic Information Systems (GIS) – the base data for network modelling:

    • Introduction to GIS: Basic definitions and applications, annotated using case studies
    • Introduction to ArcMAP & Catalogue: Basic navigation and customisation
    • Spatial data in GIS: Types of spatial data; import/export of data and management; types of analyses for spatial data
    • Understanding Data and Data collection: Characteristics and renovation/replacement of pipes and other network assets
    • Automatisation of GIS processes (Model builder)

    Hydraulic Network Modelling for Water Supply Systems:

    • Network Systems:
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      Hydraulics; Assets and control; Network zonal structure; Hydraulic modelling overview; Attributes in modelling software (with demo)
    • Building Network Models:
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      Checking physical assets and connectivity; Demand types, allocation & analysis (with demo)Field Testing; Calibration; Setting up control; Simulations
    • Network Modelling Applications: 
      - Pressure management; Valve types and operations (with demo); Service levels, ODIs and performance indicators; Developer Impact Assessments (with demo)
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      Hydrants and fire flows; Fire flow modelling software (with demo); Trunk main flow balance; Storage mass balance; Tips and Tricks
    • Reservoirs and Pumping Stations:
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      Pump types and curves; Storage asset and pumping stations layouts; Reservoirs and Pumping stations in modelling software (with demos)

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        Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

        Better understand your network performance

        Our clean water network analysis experts support the management of a water company's entire data sets in one place to better understand network performance and operational risk, and inform investment.

        Our WANDa software is a decision support tool which visualises the complete network and predicts critical issues in record time, enabling our clients to meet leakage targets and reduce supply interruptions, all while improving end user water quality and customer satisfaction.

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