Introducing OpenFlows WaterOPS and OpenFlows SewerOPS

We are pleased to announce the availability of OpenFlowsTm WaterOPSTm (build and OpenFlowsTm SewerOPSTm ( These new applications give the user the benefits of WaterGEMS and SewerGEMS with a streamlined user interface designed specifically for operators. Below you can find information on these products.

OpenFlows WaterOPS   

OpenFlows WaterOPS uses the SCADAConnect SImulator tool from WaterGEMS with a streamlined user interface that enables operational engineers to easily use the model for operations. If you already have an existing WaterGEMS or WaterCAD model, you simply need to open the model to get started.

WaterOPS enables you to analyze various what-if scenarios for a system using live or historical SCADA data tied directly to your SCADA system. This includes:

Analyzing events like fire response, pipe breaks, and pump outages

You will be able to apply events like fire events, pipes breaks, and pump outage to live data in a model to test different strategies and assure that the system is able to manage events like this.

Managing pipe closures

You will be able to model potential pipe closures to determine if the impact the closure will have on customers.

Testing model operations

You can apply demand adjustments and control overrides to better model the impact of existing or potential changes to the system. In addition, you will be able to monitor energy use and simulate water quality runs, such are water age and constituent concentration.

For more information OpenFlows WaterOPS, see: WaterOPS: Digital Twin Technology for Smart Water Networks.

OpenFlow SewerOPS

OpenFlows SewerOPS allows wastewater and stormwater operators manage their collection systems using technology from SewerGEMS and OpenFlows FLOOD. Like WaterOPS, you will be able to apply live and historical SCADA data directly from you SCADA system.

With OpenFlow SewerOPS, the operator will be able to:

Analyze impacts to emergency responses

You will be able to quickly assess the impact of power outages to pumps in a pressure sewer system and determine the impact of blockages in pipes or conduits in the system.

Manage controls and control structures

You can apply adjustments to the status of pipes in the system, as well as existing control structures, enabling you to quickly assess the impact to the system.

Impact of overland flow and flooding

Using OpenFlows FLOOD model data, you can analyze when storm events exceed the capacity of the pipe and channel system to calculate the extent of overland flow flooding. This can be done for both historical rainfall events and forecasted events.

For more information OpenFlows WaterOPS, see: SewerOPS: Real-time Operational Decision Support

General Information

Powerful presentation options are available for WaterOPS and SewerOPS, including annotations and color coding, enabling you to quickly view the impact of events in the system, and graphing features that enable you assess how the model is operating against known data.

A WaterOPS and SewerOPS license is required to use these new products. To contact Sales, click here.

For more information on downloading this release, please see the following article: Downloading OpenFlows | Hydraulics and Hydrology Software

Please use our forum to discuss any questions or feedback you have about this release.

Happy modeling!


Bentley Technical Support