Title PM4WAT - Preventive Maintenance for Water Utility Networks
Project Number 502419-LLP-1-2009-1-GR-LEONARDO-LMP
Product PM4WAT Training Simulator (GIS and non-GIS versions)
Title PM4WAT Training Simulator (GIS and non-GIS versions)
Product Type CD-ROM
Marketing Text The proposed training program also includes a practical component which is the second major product of the project and is in the form of training simulator software system that is available for downloading from the project website or on a CD on request, accompanied by a user manual. Two versions of the training simulator have been proved necessary to be developed, one with the use of GIS and the other without GIS to cover water networks networks where GIS data is not available. An Import Tool has also been developed to facilitate the population of the system databases with raw data from a water network available in EXCEL.
Description The Training Simulator for off-line use involves software that integrates Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Reliability Analysis (RA) and Database Query (DQ) to determine how ageing and natural hazards affect the reliability of the utility network under different environmental conditions. The new system will be adapted from a prototype that was developed in an earlier FP5 project and will use real data from medium sized urban water distribution utilities. The system will offer the trainee suggestions on how best to rehabilitate the network and compute the associated cost. The trainee will also be able to examine the effects of different scenarios and learn the most appropriate rehabilitation procedures in case of a natural hazard.
Target group Engineers and maintenance personnel responsible for the maintenance of municipal water utility networks.
Result Available on September 2011
Area of application Training
Product Languages English