The Quick-Start tutorial is designed for first-time users of InfoWater Pro Protector and provides a guided tour to core commands and functions used to create and execute each of the InfoWater Pro Protector modules. The Quick Start tutorial will help you become familiar with the core set of InfoWater Pro Protector features and should be used as a launching point to a more comprehensive understanding of the program.

The estimated time to complete the Quick Start tutorial is approximately one hour.


The Quick Start tutorial will help you become familiar with the following:

  1. Running a Contamination simulation and reviewing results. 
  2. Running an Isolation simulation and reviewing results. 
  3. Running a Breakdown simulation and reviewing results. 
  4. Running a Fire simulation and reviewing results. 
  5. Running an Event Trace simulation and reviewing results. 
  6. Running a Vulnerability analysis simulation and reviewing results. 
  7. Generating a notification list.


During the Quick Start tutorial, you will modify an existing project called “SamplePRO”. This project is provided with the typical InfoWater Pro Protector software installation and can be found in the InfoWater Pro Examples directory (see below):
C:\Users\Public\Documents\InfoWater Pro\Examples\SamplePRO.aprx (may be different for custom installations).

The SamplePRO project modified in this tutorial illustrates how InfoWater Pro Protector is used to conduct water protection analyses in order to protect the health and welfare of a customer base.

The SamplePRO model schematic is shown below. The model contains two pressure zones and consists of the following components:

  • One reservoir (storage node 101)
  • One tank (storage node 103)
  • Two pumps located at the water treatment plant and numbered 200 and 210
  • One pressure reducing valve located at node 300 
  • One check valve located in pipe 78 
  • Fifty-eight pipes 
  • Forty-five junction nodes 

One reference file containing the parcel and street layout (not shown in the illustration below).


During the tutorial, you will be guided through:

  • Opening InfoWater Pro Protector.  
  • Choosing each analysis tab and running a simulation. 
  • Reviewing results. 
  • Generating a notification list.


The first step is to open the InfoWater Pro project.

  1. From the Start menu, select Programs, choose the InfoWater Pro version 2.5 or higher program group, and then choose InfoWater Pro.
  2. In the ArcMap window, select An Existing Map option in the Start Using ArcMap With area, and then click on the OK button. If the ArcMap window is not shown, simply choose Open command from the File menu. On the Open dialog box, navigate to the directory containing the “SamplePRO” project and choose that file. 
    C:\Users\Public\Documents\InfoWater Pro\Examples\SamplePRO.aprx (may be different for custom installations)
  3. Go to the InfoWater Pro tab, and click on the red down arrow icon to initialize InfoWater Pro. When initialized, the icons on the InfoWater Pro toolbars will be enabled for use. 
  4. Before continuing, save the “SamplePRO” project to a new project name. If you wish to restart the tutorial, the original project will be available. Choose the Save As command from the File menu. On the dialog box, enter the new project name “Tutorial”. This becomes the active project. 
  5. Click on the Add Data icon found under ArcMap's standard toolbar. In the Add Data dialog box, navigate to the directory containing the following ESRI shapefile and select this file. 
    C:\Users\Public\Documents\InfoWater Pro\Examples\parcel.shp (the path may be different for custom installations)


You are now ready to begin the first exercise.

Contamination

The first exercise is to conduct a contamination analysis. In this exercise, you will inject a contaminant into the hydraulic model at 2:00 am and run a Contamination simulation to determine the extent of the contaminant by 3:00 am. 

  1. Click on the InfoWater Pro tab and then choose App . With the App Manager dialog box open, select Protector from list of applications and click on the Run button. This will load the InfoWater Pro Protector dialog box as shown below.
  2. Click on the Contamination tab of the InfoWater Pro Protector dialog box and in the Source Node Location field, enter the following node ID of “1”. Thus, the junction just downstream of the tank ID 101 has hypothetically been contaminated. 

  3. Click on the Select Time button and in the Select Time dialog box, specify a start time of 2:00. Once this is done, click on the OK button to close the Select Time dialog box. 

  4. Specify an “Event Duration” of 1 hour (see above). This will serve to track the contaminant from introduction at hour 2:00 and determine the location of the contaminant after 1 hour of system operation. 

  5. Specify a Selection Set to save results by clicking on the Browse button adjacent to the Affected Facilities drop-down box. This will activate the Selection Set dialog box:

  6. With the Section Set dialog box open, click on the New button to create a new Selection Set. In the New Selection Set dialog box, enter the following ID and description and click on the OK button.

  7. Click on the button to close the Selection Set dialog box and return to the Contamination tab of the InfoWater Pro Protector dialog box. 
  8. Click on the Run button to run the Contamination simulation. 
  9. Once the simulation is run, move the InfoWater Pro Protector dialog box to see the contaminated elements or you can alternatively click on the Close button to close the InfoWater Pro Protector dialog box. If the “Close” option is selected, answer NO to resetting the color map before exiting. 
  10. You should now see all affected elements as shown in the graphic below. The red color indicates contaminated pipes while the yellow color indicates where the contamination was injected into the system. 
  11. With the Contamination tab of the InfoWater Pro Protector dialog box open, click on the Purge Water button to determine how much water in the system is currently contaminated. This is the amount of water that will need to be flushed from the system in order to remove all of the contamination. Click OK to close the Purge Water dialog box.
  12. You have now finished the Contamination exercise. Click on the Reset Map button to return the InfoWater Pro elements to their original state. 

Isolation

In this exercise, you will determine which pipes will need to be closed in order to isolate a junction node in the system that has been injected with a contaminant. In order to run an Isolation exercise, it is essential to first identify which pipes in the system are equipped with shut-off valves. In this exercise, such pipes have already been identified under a Selection Set named “CLOSABLE”.

  1. Select the Isolation tab of the InfoWater Pro Protector dialog box and in the Select Node Location text box, enter the following node ID and description “47, New Junction”.
  2. Select the Domain radial button and click on the Edit Domain button to activate the Domain Manager dialog box. 
  3. Select the Selection Set radial button and in the adjacent drop-down box, choose “CLOSABLE, Closable Pipes” as shown below. Once this is done, click on the Add button to make the Selection Set the active domain and click on the Close button to return to the Isolation tab of the InfoWater Pro Protector dialog box.
  4. Click on the Browse button adjacent to the Affected Facilities drop-down box. This will activate the Selection Set dialog box. 
  5. With the Selection Set dialog box open, click on the New button to create a new Selection Set. In the New Selection Set dialog box, enter the following ID and description and click on the OK button.
  6. Again, with the Selection Set dialog box open, click on the button to create a new Selection Set. In the New Selection Set dialog box, enter the following ID and description and click on the OK button. 

  7. Click on the  button to close the Selection Set dialog box and return to the Isolation tab of the InfoWater Pro Protector dialog box. 

  8. In the Affected Facilities drop-down box, specify “ISOLATE” and in the Closed Facilities drop-down box, specify “CLOSED-47” as shown below.

  9. Change the “Color On Map” colors as desired to alter their appearance. 
  10. Click on the Run button to run the Isolation simulation. Move the InfoWater Pro Protector dialog box as desired to see the affected facilities and the pipes that will need to be closed in order to isolate junction 47 from the rest of the system. 
  11. You have now finished the Isolation exercise. Click on the Reset Map button. 

Breakdown

In this exercise, you will determine which pipes will need to be closed in order to isolate a broken pipe in the system.
We will use the same “CLOSABLE” Selection Set as in the Isolation exercise.

  1. Select the Breakdown tab of the InfoWater Pro Protector dialog box and in the Select Pipe Location text box, enter the following pipe ID “48”.
  2. Select the Domain radial button to select the current domain. 
  3. Click on the Browse button adjacent to the “Affected Facilities” drop-down box. This will activate the Selection Set dialog box. 
  4. With the Selection Set dialog box open, click on the New  button to create a new Selection Set. In the New Selection Set dialog box, enter the following ID and description and click on the OK button.
  5. Again, with the Selection Set dialog box open, click on the New  button to create a new Selection Set. In the New Selection Set dialog box, enter the following ID and description and click on the OK button.
  6. Click on the  button to close the Selection Set dialog box and return to the Breakdown tab of the InfoWater Pro Protector dialog box.
  7. Change the “Color On Map” colors as desired to alter their appearance. 
  8. In the Affected Facilities drop-down box, specify "BREAKDOWN” and in the Closed Facilities drop-down box, specify “CLOSED-48” as shown below. 
  9. Click on the Run button to run the Breakdown simulation. Move the InfoWater Pro Protector dialog box as desired to see the affected facilities and the pipes that will need to be closed in order to isolate pipe 48 from the rest of the system during a breakdown event. 
  10. Click on the Edit Domain button to launch the Domain Manager dialog box. Once this is done, click on the Clear button and click on the Close button to return to the Breakdown tab of the InfoWater Pro Protector dialog box. 
  11. You have now finished the Breakdown exercise. Click on the Reset Map button to return the InfoWater Pro elements to their original state.

Fire

In this exercise, you will remove the affected pipe set as determined from the Isolation exercise in order to evaluate fire demands when a portion of the system has been closed due to contamination.

  1. Select the Fire tab of the InfoWater Pro Protector dialog box and in the Facility Management drop-down box, select the Selection Set named “ISOLATE, Affected Pipes to be Isolated”. Once this is done, click on the Remove button to remove this Selection Set from the currently active Facility Set. All pipes in the Isolate Selection Set will now be frozen.
  2. You will notice that some of the remaining pipes do not have junctions at their endpoints. Restore the end-nodes by clicking on the Edit Facility button to activate the Facility Manager dialog box.
  3. In the Facility Manager dialog box, click on the button. This will restore any missing junction end nodes. After clicking this button, click on the Close button to close the Facility Manager.  

  4. In the Fire Nodes section, select the All radial button and specify the following values in the Fire Flow Demand section:

  5. Specifying the “Entire Network” for the Critical Node Searching Range means that all junctions in the model will be evaluated for minimum pressures.
  6. Click on the Select Time button and specify hour 14:00 to run the fire simulation. Once the time is specified, click on the OK button to close the Select Time dialog box.
  7. Click on the Run button to conduct the Fire Flow simulation with the isolated pipes removed from the system. 
  8. Upon completion of the Fire simulation, the Fire Flow Report dialog box will be displayed. If the report is not displayed, simply click on the Report button located below the Run button. Refer to Section 2.4 to learn more about the data generated in the fire flow report. Once you have reviewed the simulation results, click on the Close button to close the fire report. 
  9. You have now finished the Fire exercise. Click on the Reset Facility button to return the InfoWater Pro elements to their original state.

Event Trace and Notification

In this exercise, you will conduct an event trace analysis to determine the sources of water that have contributed flows to a node where a contaminant has been discovered.

  1. Select the Event Trace tab of the InfoWater Pro Protector dialog box.
  2. In the “Step1: Event Location(s)” section, select the Selection radial button and click the button. Click again on Junction 47 (located in the lower-right corner of the SamplePRO project). Once this node is selected, right-mouse click and select the Enter command. 
  3. Select a starting time for which the contaminant is to be modeled by clicking on the Select Time button. Select a time of 14:00. This value represents the time of day from hour 0:00 that the Event Trace will be conducted. Once hour 14:00 is selected, click on the OK button to close the Select Time dialog box. 
  4. Click on the Trace button to conduct a source trace. This will determine which source locations (wells, tanks, treatment facilities) in the hydraulic network have contributed flows to the selected junction at hour 14:00. Once this button is clicked, note that Reservoir 101 and Tank 103 are listed in the “Step 2: Source Identification(s)” box. 
  5. Click on the Browse button adjacent to the Affected Customers drop-down box. This will activate the Selection Set dialog box. This will enable you to save the junctions selected during the Event Trace simulation to a Selection Set for future reference. 
  6. With the Selection Set dialog box open, click on the New button to create a new Selection Set. In the New Selection Set dialog box, enter the following ID and description “TRACED-47, Facilities Contributing to Node 47” and click on the OK button. 
  7. Click on the  button to close the Selection Set dialog box and return to the Event Trace tab of the InfoWater Pro Protector dialog box. Specify the new Selection Set:

Notification Exercise

  1. Click on the Options button at the bottom of the dialog box to see the Protector Options dialog box shown below. Select the “Convex Hull with Percentage of” radial button and in the adjacent text box, enter a value of “10”. 
  2. In the Notification Layer drop-down box, check that the parcel background layer which was provided in the SamplePro project is selected. This parcel background can be found in the InfoWater Pro examples directory:
    C:\Users\Public\Documents\InfoWater\Examples\parcel.shp (may be different for custom installations)

  3. Once this is done, click on the OK button to close the dialog box and return to the Event Trace tab of the InfoWater Pro Protector dialog box.

  4. You will now click on the Notify button to generate a list of those customers who will need to be contacted regarding the contamination. After the Notify button is cliched, click on the Notification tab to see a list of customers who will need to be contacted. 

  5. You have now finished the Event Trace and Notification exercises. Click on the Reset Map button to return the InfoWater Pro elements to their original state.

Vulnerability

In this final exercise, you will conduct a vulnerability assessment to determine which pipes in the system are critical to system operation.

  1. Select the Vulnerability tab of the InfoWater Pro Protector dialog box.
  2. In the Pipe Break Selection section, select the All radial button. This will break every pipe in the system, one-at-a-time during the Vulnerability simulation to ensure minimal pressures and flows. 
  3. Click on the Select Time button and choose a time of 6:00. This value represents the time of day from hour 0:00 that the Vulnerability simulation will be conducted. Once hour 6:00 is selected, click on the OK button to close the Select Time dialog box. 
  4. Click on the Browse  button adjacent to the Critical Pipes drop-down box. This will activate the Selection Set dialog box. 
  5. With the Selection Set dialog box open, click on the  button to create a new Selection Set. In the New Selection Set dialog box, enter the following ID and description “CRITICAL, Critical Pipes in the System” and click on the OK button. 
  6. Again, with the Selection Set dialog box open, click on the  button to create a new Selection Set. In the New Selection Set dialog box, enter the following ID and description “NONCRITICAL, Non-Critical Pipes in the System” and click on the OK button. 
  7. Click on the  button to close the Selection Set dialog box and return to the Vulnerability tab of the InfoWater Pro Protector dialog box. In the Critical Pipes drop-down box, specify “CRITICAL” and in the “Non-Critical Pipes”, specify “NONCRITICAL” as shown below.
  8. Change the Color On Map colors as desired to alter their appearance. Choose the Press. Criteria button to launch the Edit Minimum Pressure Requirements dialog box shown below. 
  9. In the Global Pressure Value field, enter a value of “20”. Specify “psi” as the pressure units. 
  10. In the Zone Specification Field drop-down box, select “ZONE”. This will allow you to discriminate pressures according to pressure zones. 
  11. Click on the Options drop-down box for ZONE ID “2” and specify “Local Value”. In the adjacent text box, assign a value of “25” psi. 
  12. In the “Individual Pressure Specification” box under the “Junction ID” field, enter node “47” and in the “Minimum Pressure” field, specify a value of “30”. This will evaluate Junction 47 as having to maintain a higher pressure during the Vulnerability exercise. 
  13. In the Individual Pressure Specification box under the “Junction ID” field, enter node “1” and in the “Minimum Pressure” field, specify a value of “1”. This junction is upstream the pump station and therefore has known low pressures. 
  14. Once all data fields have been specified and assigned, click on the OK button to return to the InfoWater Pro Protector dialog box. 
  15. Run the Vulnerability simulation by clicking on the Run button. Once the simulation has run, the Vulnerability Report dialog box will appear. If it does not, simply click on the Report button. 
  16. Refer to Section 2.6 to evaluate the results of the Vulnerability simulation. You will note how Pipes 90, 86, and 52 failed to maintain some minimal requirement during the vulnerability assessment.

Congratulations! You have now completed the Quick Start Tutorial of InfoWater Pro Protector.