Reporting Cycle Time of a pump

  Applies To 
  Product(s): WaterCAD, WaterGEMS, SewerCAD, SewerGEMS
  Version(s): V8 XM, V8i, CONNECT Edition
  Area:  Output and Reporting
  Original Author: Jesse Dringoli, Bentley Technical Support Group


In WaterCAD/WaterGEMS, how can I find the "cycle time" of a pump?

How can you find the total time that a particular pump is on?


To get this information, you will need to use the energy cost module. Go to Analysis > Energy Costs, click the scenario in question and click the green arrow to compute. Under the "pump usage" subfolder, you will see the "time of use" for each pump.

Note: Energy Cost is included in SewerCAD and SewerGEMS, starting with the CONNECT Edition. See link below.

Number of pump cycles

To see the number of times a pump turned on/off, you would need to graph pump flow or pump status. All pumps can be selected at once using "Select by element" in the home ribbon, then right click in the drawing and choose Graph. The Data tab can be copy/pasted to an external application such as Excel to process, if needed - for example see this discussion, which suggests a function like this:

IF(AND(previous pump status=0,current pump status=1),counter=counter+1, counter)

The ability to directly report the number of pump cycles in the product will be considered for a future release (ref: enhancement #744530)

See Also

Using the Scenario Energy Cost and Energy Management tools in WaterGEMS and WaterCAD

Using the Scenario Energy Cost tool in SewerGEMS, SewerCAD and CivilStorm