What is SCADAWatch Connect?

With SCADAWatch Connect InfoWater is capable of pulling in real time data from a SCADAWatch Server, and comparing the observed data and the modeled parameters within the graph control.

This page contains content on the following areas:

  • SCADAWatch Connect
  • Data Channel Tab
  • Gap Analysis
  • Updatable Channel Tab
  • Pattern Channel Tab

Basic Workflow

To set up a live connection between SCADAWatch and the local InfoWater model, follow these steps:

  1. Open the SCADAWatch Connect located in the InfoWater Command Center under the Exchange dropdown.
  2. Add a server connection by providing the SCADAWatch URL with a login.
  3. Connect the elements in the model to the real time data using the Data Channel Mapping tool.
  4. Calculate and import patterns directly from SCADA data using the Pattern Channel tool.
  5. Perform SCADA hydraulic runs that update from SCADA boundary conditions.
  6. Compare Model Results with the Real Time Data by using the reference graph tool in the output report manager.
  7. The Gap Analysis tool can be used to visualize how accurately the model results match the "measured" SCADA data.
  8. Export InfoWater model results to SCADAWatch using the Updatable Channel tool.

SCADAWatch Connect


Data Channel Tab


Gap Analysis



Updatable Channel Tab


Pattern Channel Tab

The Pattern Channel tab is used to map a SCADAWatch Pattern to a Pattern within InfoWater. The date range on which the pattern is calculated can be modified for up-to-date SCADA conditions, and data can be imported and viewed directly before applying to a Run.

 - Preview the selected pattern after it has been imported into InfoWater

 - Add or delete pattern. The Add button will prompt for a selection of an existing Pattern in SCADAWatch and then append a row in the table.

 - Batch edit the selected patterns. This tool is used for modifying the time window over which the pattern is extracted from SCADAWatch.

 - Refresh fields from SCADAWatch. This tool will update all the grayed-out fields which are based on SCADAWatch (e.g. SW Pattern Name, Sensors, Server Extraction), so if changes are made in SCADAWatch they will be brought over.

 - Update all specified InfoWater Patterns from SCADAWatch based on the settings in the table.

Table Fields

Model Dataset – Select the InfoWater Pattern dataset to be used for SCADA data. If desired, SCADA Run scenarios can be set up to use a separate copy of Patterns based on SCADA data rather than the Base set of pattern data used in other runs. Alternatively, all Patterns can exist in one dataset with different names, while Demand and Control datasets call upon specific patterns in different scenarios.

Model Pattern – Select the InfoWater Pattern that will store the SCADA data.

Extraction Method – See below table:

Extraction MethodDescription
0: User DefinedWhen selected, the user can manually assign a date range for extraction using the User Extraction field in the table.
1: Server DefaultThis option maintains the same time window that is defined in SCADAWatch.
2: Fixed DurationThis option takes the total duration from SCADAWatch (e.g. 7 days) and creates a time window that extends to the current time.
For example, if SCADAWatch is set to 4/1/2018 to 4/7/2018 and the current date is 10/1/2018, then this option creates a window from 9/25/2018 to 10/1/2018.
3: Fixed Start DateThis option creates a time window from the start time specified in SCADAWatch until the current clock time on the computer.

SW Pattern Name – [Defined in SCADAWatch] The name of the pattern In SCADAWatch

Pattern Type – [Defined in SCADAWatch] This specifies the data interval used in creating the pattern. Example Pattern types are Hourly, 15 Minute, and 5 Minute.

Sensors - [Defined in SCADAWatch] This lists the sensors in SCADAWatch used to generate the Pattern.

Server Extraction – [Defined in SCADAWatch] This shows the time window used in SCADAWatch to define the pattern.

User Extraction – Click this field to manually enter a custom date range that will be used for extracting data from SCADAWatch into the InfoWater pattern. Be sure to select “0: User Defined” as the Extraction Method explained above.

Last Extraction – This read-only field shows the date range last used to pull pattern data.

Pattern Description – [Defined in SCADAWatch] This shows the description associated with the pattern in SCADAWatch.