Easily Simulate a Pipe Break with SCADAConnect Simulator

Part of the Hydraulics and Hydrology Video Series (more info)

Sometimes you may have a need to quickly simulate what happens in your water system if a pipe break were to occur at a certain location. The request may come from an Operator who does not have experience with WaterCAD or WaterGEMS. Did you know that the SCADAConnect tool can be used to do this quickly and easily? To learn more, watch this short video and check out the other resources at the bottom. The video covers the following:

  • Computing a Pipe Break event in SCADAConnect Simulator
  • Viewing the effect on pressure after the break
  • Using Alerts, Queries and the External Customer Meter tool to locate affected customers.

Applicable products/versions:

  • WaterCAD and WaterGEMS: V8i SELECTseries 5 and higher (

This video is part of a growing library of useful information designed to provide effective tips and information about time-saving product features within Bentley’s Hydraulics and Hydrology products. Be sure to check back frequently to view the latest video. Better yet, subscribe to this blog by turning Notifications On.

Douglas Miranda
Application Engineer
Bentley Systems, Inc.

See Also

SCADAConnect Simulator for WaterGEMS (V8i SELECTseries 6 and CONNECT edition)

Improved hydraulic modeling of customers and their water demands

Customer Meter Elements and the External Customer Meter Data Manager