We are using WaterGEMS V8i SELECT Series 6.
We are in the process of building a model for unidirectional flushing.
For the model, we are planning to import the demand data using Customer Meter Element.
Have there been any interference of Customer Meter Elements with Unidirectional Flushing analysis?
If that is the case, we prefer to allocated demand using a conventional method.
We truly appreciate your input.
There should be no problem with using customer meter elements with flushing. Meaning, you can establish your normal demands using the customer elements (with taps and laterals too, if desired), then establish a flushing study with hydrant elements as the flowing elements during a flush. During the flush, the normal demands from the customer elements should be accounted for.
I did a quick test in the latest version of WaterGEMS (CONNECT Edition Update 1, build 10.01.00.72) and confirmed that the flushing results changed after adding customer elements. I added a note about this to the following Wiki article:
Flushing in WaterGEMS/WaterCAD CONNECT Edition or V8i SELECTSeries 6
I recommend upgrading your V8i to CONNECT Edition, as there are improvements not only to the Flushing tool, bt to many other aspects of the software. You can read more about them here:
What's new with WaterGEMS and WaterCAD CONNECT Edition
What's new with WaterGEMS and WaterCAD CONNECT Edition Update 1
Jesse DringoliTechnical Support Manager, OpenFlows ProductsBentley Communities Site AdministratorBentley Systems, Inc.
Answer Verified By: Yoko
Thank you so much for your reply and adding a note in the Wiki article!
You tested using the latest version, but I am assuming from your answer that our version also will work.
Hello Yoko, yes, I would expect customer meters to work in flushing in earlier versions as well. I have not tested it to make sure, but if you can provide your exact version number, I can spend some time testing. There were a few versions of "SELECTseries 6". Under Help > About, provide the version number seen in the lower left corner. For example 08.11.06.113.
I would recommend upgrading to CONNECT Edition either way (see benefits in the articles linked to in my previous pots).
Thank you for your reply.
Our WaterGEMS version is 08.11.06.113
Hello Yoko, thanks for providing the version number. From a quick test in WaterGEMS 08.11.06.113, customer meters correctly applied their demands during a flushing simulation.