Valve "Status (Initial)" Definitions

  Applies To 
  Product(s): WaterGEMS, WaterCAD, HAMMER
  Version(s): 08.11.xx.xx
  Area:  Modeling
  Original Author: Scott Kampa, Bentley Technical Support Group

Problem Description

What is the difference between the different "Status (Initial)" settings for a valve.

Steps to Resolve

Valves in WaterGEMS, WaterCAD, and HAMMER, can have three different initial statuses.

First, the "Active" status means that the valve will try to achive the initial setting. For instance, for a flow control valve (FCV), the valve will try to attain the initial flow setting in the FCV properties.

The "Inactive" status means that the valve is fully open. Effectively, this means the initial setting for the valve is ignored. Using the FCV as an example again, the flow through the valve may then be greater than the initial flow setting.

The "Closed" status simply means that no flow will go through the valve.