Info360 is able to find average reoccurring patterns found in measured data by creating Pattern objects.
A powerful application of Patterns for numerical modelers is to send the pattern to InfoWater or InfoSWMM. This is the only means of passing Info360 time-varying data as input to the model.
Patterns are created using the following inputs:
This defines how Info360 breaks the data into repeating components.
Available Pattern Types
This specifies the range in data to be included in the Pattern.
For example, one could create Hourly patterns for each month of the year to compare how the system varies seasonally.
User Interface of the Pattern Tab
Clicking this button will create a new Pattern and open the New/Edit Pattern window where the name, type, time range, and sensors are assigned.
|Clicking this button will re-calculate the associated pattern. If you have a Day Offset on pattern instead of Time Range, then instead of creating new pattern or editing the pattern every day, you can click the Refresh button and Info360 will recalculate the pattern. If you are on a workspace and it includes those patterns, then Info360 will update those pattern widgets as well.|
Click this to add a quick chart of the pattern output in the current workspace. This chart does not have all the controls of standard charts. See Add Pattern as a Reference Chart below for more controls.
These are the standard Info360 tools for editing, cloning, and deleting objects.
The New/Edit Pattern window defines the properties of a Pattern, including the type that is used and which sensor/group is tracked.
Specifies the name of the Pattern.
Optional description that appears in the table of saved Pattern.
|Value Multiplication Factor||The numerical factor that will be multiplied to the average output of a particular Pattern Type.|
Optional drop-down menu to associate the Pattern in a saved Pattern Group.
|Use Sensor as Pattern||Enables/disables to use sensor as pattern.|
|Type (*)||Defines how the application breaks the data into repeating components.|
|Time Range (*)|
The start and end time of the data where the average output value will be taken for the Pattern Type.
|Days Offset||Allows you to specify the last number of days that you want to see the pattern for.|
Specifies the data inputs to be included in the Pattern.
When multiple sensors are selected, the average of all sensors at each time is used in the result.
Rerunning the Pattern Analysis
When a pattern is created, its output is stored as static data until it is rerun. It is therefore common practice to rerun the pattern with the latest data before adding it to charts and reports.
To rerun a pattern, click the Edit button, modify the date range to include the latest data, and then click. A prompt in the upper right corner will indicate whether the analysis ran properly.
Add Pattern as a Reference Chart
Patterns can be added to sensor charts by using the Pattern function as a Reference Chart. Just call the Pattern() function and reference the ID of the desired pattern.
In Reference Charts, Patterns should be reviewed at the time step in which they were created. For example, if an Hourly pattern is viewed at a daily interval, the result will show a flat line.