How does the Automated Fire Flow analysis feature work?
Note: For a demonstration, see this Webinar recording
Fire flows are computed at each node by iteratively assigning demands and computing system pressures. In short, it looks at each node one at a time, and determines the amount of flow available without violating the desired constraints. When you compute a fire flow analysis, the program will:
Note: For assessing tank capacity for fire fighting, see Running a fire flow analysis in EPS (Extended Period Simulation). However, there is some uncertainty here, as seen in this forum discussion.
Understanding Automated Fire Flow Results
WaterGEMS and WaterCAD Automated Fire Flow FAQ