HydroTrek

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HydroTrek Smart Water Internet of Things (IoT) and Analytics

HydroTrek has multiple software modules that integrate IoT, SCADA and Analytics. These modules are a key subset of the smart ecosystem that can include other components such as the SmartWise products.

  • HydroTrek EDX uses the CANARY runtime on a low-cost IoT device to provide a robust event detection capability.
  • The real-time water distribution system (WDS) modeling extension (RMX) is the core module.
  • A separate SCADA transformer extension (XFX) is used to massage raw WDS data, and a SCADA database management extension (SDX) is used to manage a local database that is in turn used by other modules.
  • Separate software has also been developed to performed detailed WDS contaminant source backtracking and analysis (QTX).
  • Collection system modeling in the cloud is performed using a separate module (HydroTrek – SWMM) while being coupled with web services.
  • Runoff and green infrastructure modeling can also be performed in a cloud-based environment (HydroTrek – Stormwater Calculator) using any desktop or mobile device.

Real-time Event Detection

Low Cost. Self-contained, small foot-print. Uses Minimal Power. Provides Advanced Visualization. Sends notifications. Supports Multiple Communication Networks. Runs US EPA CANARY.

Real-time Water Distribution System Hydraulic and Water Quality Modeling

Leverage SCADA data to "auto-calibrate" existing water network models. Supercharge existing network model to explore new frontiers. Detect leaks, reduce cost, improve delivery, detect and trace contaminants.

Real-time Cloud-based Collection System Modeling

Improved version of EPA's leading SWMM simulation engine in the cloud. Historic or real-time and predictive capabilities. Browser-based environment for improved use and collaboration.

Cloud-based Runoff and Green Infrastructure Modeling

HydroTrek Stormwater Calculator supports various Green Infrastructure. Site characteristics use various national databases in a cloud environment. EPA's Storm Water Management Model (SWMM) engine is used to perform simulations.

Real-time Event Detection

Events: Water Quality, Hydraulics, Wastewater, Any Time-series
Superior to Set-point based (Static Out-of-Range) Detection
Trained Using Real History
Capable of Using Multiple Algorithms for Predicting an Event Inside or Outside the Set-point Range
Fast and Reliable (Java-based)

Real-time Water Distribution System Hydraulic and Water Quality Modeling - view PDF

Leverage SCADA data to “auto-calibrate” existing EPANET or Benley WaterCAD network models

HydroTrek software for water distribution systems from Global Quality Corp. (GQC) utilizes SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) data to modify the model behavior in a “live” mode or in a “history” mode and can actively “re-calibrate” a planning model at a fraction of the usual cost. HydroTrek output often matches SCADA data because its algorithms accurately modify the model in real-time. This advanced functionality has been field-tested at both small and large utilities.

Supercharge existing network model to explore new frontiers

HydroTrek leverages existing investments in network modeling, GIS data and SCADA system, and provides a toolset to reduce energy costs and pinpoint leaks while maintaining water quality. HydroTrek also allows contaminant event detection and source identification. It is based on US EPA’s leading multi-species modeling and backtracking software libraries and can be used to determine potential sensor locations and to determine sampling locations for RTCR compliance.

Detect leaks, reduce cost, improve delivery, detect and trace contaminates

HydroTrek has the ability to display data in a number of ways to suit the needs of a utility. Individual components can be displayed (i.e. tank levels or pump flows) via customizable graphs or detailed model and SCADA comparison tables. Alternatively, the entire network can either be viewed using a zonal diagram which displays both SCADA and model values in real-time, an actively updating model network view that color codes model elements based on updating results, or a satellite/street view that shows the actual location of all SCADA monitors in the network.

Real-time Cloud-based Collection System Modeling

Improved version of EPA’s leading SWMM simulation engine in the cloud

The Storm Water Management Model (SWMM) computation engine provided by EPA is a widely used component throughout the world for simulating sewer and storm water systems. The engine also comes with a pc-based graphical user interface that provides an extensive toolbox for creating, modifying and running a SWMM model. GQC provided some necessary enhancements to the SWMM 5 API to allow complete model simulations to be run in the cloud. GQC also added the ability to run SWMM using parallel processing, which leads to significantly improved run times in a virtual environment.

Historic or real-time and predictive capabilities

Cloud based SWMM simulations can be utilized for a variety of purposes. Historical runs can be made to perform in depth analysis of collection systems using both model and sensor data side by side. Real-time or “live” mode allows the model to be continually updated and refreshed with the latest local rainfall data so that the most up-to-date comparison between model and sensor data is available. Additionally, rainfall predictions are used to forecast the model into the future and allow for operational and strategic decision making.

Browser-based environment for improved use and collaboration

Model results, as well as real-time sensor data throughout the network can be viewed from any device. The display dashboard only requires an internet connection and browser, so no specialized software is required, and results can even be viewed on the go via tablets or smartphones. This allows the ultimate form of collaboration, with all up-to-date model and sensor data available to anyone who needs it at any time. All data is securely stored in the cloud, and password protection provides peace of mind.

Cloud-based Runoff and Green Infrastructure Modeling

HydroTrek Stormwater Calculator was developed as a browser-based tool for evaluating site runoff with and without the use of various Green Infrastructure (rain gardens, green roofs, etc.). The site characteristics are setup using various national databases, and annual runoff simulations are performed in a cloud environment. EPA’s Storm Water Management Model (SWMM) engine is used to perform simulations for a multiple scenarios and the final results are presented in an easy to use and understand format.