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Introduction to Model Element Control Center Overview

The system performance of a hydraulic model is subjected to available network hydraulic grade line and the system operating conditions, in addition to the network topology, model element properties, and consumer demands. The hydraulic grade line across the system is primarily derived from the given hydraulic head at the storage elements: modeled as reservoirs and tanks. Operation of the given system is managed by tuning the available controllable system elements, typically pumps and control valves which are modeled as the model pumps, model valves, and possibly related model pipe operating status for the associating gate-valves. The operation controls can also be defined in different forms, from the basic status, to conditional controls, to the more advanced provisional controls, as shown below. Conventionally, these hydraulic properties and operating conditions are associated more closely with their separate data categories rather than centralized for any given model element, resulting further efforts to evaluate the overall hydraulic conditions and control actions.

The Control Center provides a unified tool to bring all these essential hydraulic properties and operating conditions into one centralized setting to give you a focused overview for the defined conditions in your network model. The tool is organized based on individual model element types, within which the modeling conditions are outlined for individual elements. It summarizes both the available initial hydraulic and operating conditions for all storage and controlled elements. It further expands to cover all the available basic controls, all relevant and applicable rule-based controls, and active attribute adapting controls (such as variable speed pumps and remote control valves) for any selected element. The descriptions cover both the control actions and the controlling conditions including both the controlling model elements and controlling data. This control summary brings together all the pertinent controls applying to that particular element in one place to provide a clear and convenient information hub to help you to decide the way you would prefer to model and operate your system. This tool also supports local and external full editing capabilities for added convenience.

To access and use InfoWater Pro's Model Element Control Center Overview feature:

  1. Go to Model Explorer > Command Center > Tools > Control Overview to open the Model Element Control Center Overview dialog box. 
  2. Or you can click on the Model Element Control Center button from the InfoWater Pro ribbon to open it, as shown below.

  3. Use the buttons on the toolbar of your Model Element Control Center Overview dialog box to sort your rows, zoom in or zoom out, and edit your control functions on the table:
    1. Ascending button - You can sort your rows by ascending order with this button.
    2. Descending button - You can sort your rows by descending order with this button.
    3. Zoom In button - You can zoom in with this button.
    4. Zoom Out button - You can zoom out with this button.
    5. Edit Simple Control - You can edit your Basic Control column with this button.
    6. Edit Rule Control - You can edit your Rule Control column with this button.
    7. Edit VSP Control - You can edit your Edit VSP Control column with this button.
    8. Edit RCV Control - You can edit your RCV Control column with this button.

The Pumps tab 

To view Pumps tab:

  1. Select Pumps button from top of your Model Element Control Center Overview dialog box.
  2. Double-click on a row on the left-hand panel to highlight the selected Pump, as shown above. On the right-hand panel, you will learn that pump 210 will be turned off when the water level is greater than 45 feet in the tank. Next, you should double-click on a Basic Control cell to open up the Control dialog box for editing.
  3. If you select the row for pump 200 as shown below, you will learn that pump 200 has basic control, rule control, and VSP associated to it. In the right-hand panel, basic control, rule control, and VSP control show up in consecutive order as color-coded categories with more information on the conditions of pump 200.

The Valves tab 

To view Valves tab:

  1. Select Valves button from the top of your Model Element Control Center Overview dialog box.


  2. Double-click on the row on left-hand panel to view information on a valve. In this example, Valve 300 is selected. On the right hand panel, you will learn more information on Valve 300. Next, you should double-click on a Basic Control cell to open up the Control dialog box for editing. 

The Pipes tab 

To view Pipes tab:

  1. Select Pipes button from the top of your Model Element Control Overview dialog box.


  2. Double-click on a row to highlight your selected pipe. Next, you should double-click on a basic control cell to open up the Control dialog box for editing. In this example, Pipe 50 is selected. On the right-hand panel, you will learn more information on Pipe 50. Next, you should double-click on a Basic Control cell to open up the Control dialog box for editing. 

The Reservoirs/ Tanks tab

To view Reservoirs/Tanks tab:

  1. Select Reservoirs/Tanks button from the top of your Model Element Control Overview dialog box.
  2. Double-click on a row to highlight your selected Reservoir/Tank. Next, you should double-click on a basic control cell to open up the Control dialog box for editing. In this example, Reservoir/Tank 103 is selected. On the right-hand panel, you may find more information about this Reservoir/Tank. Next, you should double-click on a Basic Control cell to open up the Control dialog box for editing.