Select how to display the Zones
This page displays at-a-glance indication of the flow data quality regarding each zone.
Assuring zone flow data quality is essential to assure the success of operational activities such as real time flow monitoring of zones (allowing understanding in real time potential problems like bursts, leaks, meter failures and others), minimum nightly flow analysis, water balance calculations, among others. Besides this, zone flow data serve as input for the calculation of several KPI (Key Performance Indicators).
Zones are color coded based on the flow data quality of each of the sensors contributing to the final zone balance. The configuration of the inflow and outflow sensors as well as tanks levels that may exist inside the zone are configured in the Zones Configuration page (at the administration level) by the user. The zone polygons are uploaded in the Administration, in the GIS configuration page. Boundaries are shown as heavy lines the same color as the zone.
Zones listed on the right side menu are color coded according to the following:
When clicking a zone on the map or selecting one from the list located on the right side menu, a zone chart with sensor reading for the previous 24 hours is shown below the map together with more information on the right side menu:
Sensor tag: The name associated to the zone (configured in the GIS administration page).
Status: Ok, Partial data or No data. See table above for more detail.
Inflow: Inflow sensors to the zone
Outflow: Outflow sensors of the zone (in case they exist)
Storage: Tank level sensors inside the zone (in case they exist)
The zone chart is the sum of all inflows minus all outflows plus the variation of storage inside the zone.
By clicking in Open Details the user will be redirected to the zone details page.
Clicking in the icon located on the right side menu to search for a specific zone. Restricts the displayed sensors to the text fragment entered into the search field.
Clicking in icon located on the right side menu to sort and filter zones. It is used to control the way the zone list is displayed.
Level: sort zones by level of hierarchy. More information below. Tag: see the zones displayed by user defined groups. User defined groups or Tags are defined in the Zone Configuration, under Administration.
Use the map controls to control the visibility of pipes and to define the assessment period.
Define the period which zone status are evaluated. By default zone status are evaluated considering last 24 hour period, but user can choose to assess sensor status in the last 3 hours or in the last 7 days.
Most utilities manage their systems based on bigger zones (usually called operational zones or distribution systems), being each operational zone or system composed by several smaller zones (usually called DMA). In WaterSight it is possible to consider these two levels of zones hierarchy, but it is also possible to consider three or more levels of hierarchy (for example a town, that is composed by several distribution systems, being each system composed by several DMA).
In the example below, it is being considered a bigger zone (Oakville Zone) that is divided in two smaller zones (Oakville Low Zone and Oakville High Zone). In this case, in the zones configuration table inside the administration page, both Oakville Low Zone and Oakville High Zone should have as parent the Oakville Zone .
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