The following report types are available from the Output Report Manager. 

Standard Analysis

A Standard InfoWater Analysis may either be a Steady State Analysis or an Extended Period Analysis. A standard EPS analysis may also include results for Water Quality Analysis. All the standard pressure, flow and water quality outputs are included in the following reports.

Junction Report -  Shows standard (hydraulic and water quality) simulation results at any simulation timestep for all junction nodes in tabular format. The node report displays one record for each node in the current InfoWater project. Junction node report columns include the node identifier, demand, elevation, grade, pressure, and water quality analysis variable.

The following variables are displayed on the Junction Report in the Output Report Manager for all or selected junctions.

  • Row - The row number.
  • ID - The InfoWater data element ID is displayed in this section of the Output Report Manager.
  • Demand - External demand (+ outflow; - inflow) at the current simulation time step, flow units.
  • Elevation - Node elevation, ft (m).
  • Head - Node hydraulic grade at the current simulation time step, ft (m).
  • Pressure - Junction node pressure (pressure head for SI units) at the current simulation time step, psi (m).
  • Water Quality Results - Vary depending on the type of water quality analysis performed: constituent concentration for chemical propagation analysis (concentration units), flow weighted average water age for water age analysis (age units), or percentage of water (source contribution) for source tracing analysis (%).

Tank Report - Shows standard (hydraulic and water quality) simulation results at any simulation time step for all tanks in tabular format. This report displays one record for each tank in the current InfoWater project. Tank report columns include the node identifier, flow, elevation, head, percent full, level and water quality analysis results.

The following variables are displayed on the Tank Report in the Output Report Manager for all tanks. Click on any section for more information.

  • Row - The row number.
  • ID - The InfoWater data element ID is displayed in this section of the Output Report Manager.
  • Flow - Volumetric flow rate (for tanks only + filling; - draining) at the current simulation time step, flow units.
  • Elevation - Node elevation, ft (m).
  • Head - Node hydraulic grade at the current simulation time step, ft (m). For pumps, discharge head at the current simulation time step, ft (m).
  • % Full - Percentage full by water volume at the current simulation time step, %.
  • Level - The height of water in the tank.
  • Overflow Volume - The volume of water lost to spillage during the selected time. (NOTE: This is only for an EPS simulation.)
  • Total Overflow Volume - The total volume of water lost to spillage during the entire EPS simulation. (NOTE: This is only for an EPS simulation.)
  • Water Quality Results - Vary depending on the type of water quality analysis performed: constituent concentration for chemical propagation analysis (concentration units), flow weighted average water age for water age analysis (age units), or percentage of water (source contribution) for source tracing analysis (%).

Reservoir Report - Shows standard (hydraulic and water quality) simulation results at any simulation time step for all reservoirs in tabular format. This report displays one record for each reservoir in the current InfoWater project. Reservoir report columns include the node identifier, flow, head and water quality analysis results.

The following variables are displayed on the Reservoir Report in the Output Report Manager for all tanks.

  • Row - The row number.
  • ID - The InfoWater data element ID is displayed in this section of the Output Report Manager.
  • Flow - Volumetric flow rate (for tanks only + filling; - draining) at the current simulation time step, flow units.
  • Head - Node hydraulic grade at the current simulation time step, ft (m). For pumps, discharge head at the current simulation time step, ft (m).
  • Water Quality Results - Vary depending on the type of water quality analysis performed: constituent concentration for chemical propagation analysis (concentration units), flow weighted average water age for water age analysis (age units), or percentage of water (source contribution) for source tracing analysis (%).

Valve Report - Shows standard (hydraulic and water quality) simulation results at any simulation timestep for all control valves in tabular format. The valve report displays one record for each valve in the current InfoWater project. Valve report columns include the valve identifier, from and to nodes, diameter, flow, velocity, headloss, and water quality analysis variable.

The following variables are displayed on the Valve Report in the Output Report Manager for all or selected valves:

  • Row - The row number.
  • ID - The InfoWater data element ID is displayed in this section of the Output Report Manager.
  • Diameter - Element diameter, in (mm).
  • Elevation - Node elevation, ft (m).
  • Upstream Pressure - The Pressure at the suction side (psi).
  • Downstream Pressure - Pressure at the discharge side (psi).
  • Flow - Volumetric flow rate (for tanks only + filling; - draining) at the current simulation time step, flow units.
  • Velocity - Flow velocity at the current simulation time step, ft/sec (m/sec).
  • Head loss - Head lost across the data element at the current simulation time step, ft (m).
  • Water Quality Results - Vary depending on the type of water quality analysis performed: constituent concentration for chemical propagation analysis (concentration units), flow weighted average water age for water age analysis (age units), or percentage of water (source contribution) for source tracing analysis (%).

Pump Report - Shows standard (hydraulic and water quality) simulation results at any simulation timestep for all pumps in tabular format. The pump report displays one record for each pump in the current InfoWater project. Pump report columns include the pump identifier, from and to nodes, flow, headloss, and water quality analysis variable. Available net positive suction head (NPSH) and cavitation index are available for pumps that include an NPSH curve.

The following variables are displayed on the Pump Report in the Output Report Manager for all or selected pumps. Click on any portion for details:

  • Row - The row number.
  • ID - The InfoWater data element ID is displayed in this section of the Output Report Manager.
  • Elevation - Node elevation, ft (m).
  • Upstream Pressure - The Pressure at the suction side (psi).
  • Downstream Pressure - Pressure at the discharge side (psi).
  • Flow - Volumetric flow rate at the current simulation time step, flow units.
  • Head loss - Head lost across the data element at the current simulation time step, ft (m).
  • Available NPSH - Available Net Positive Suction Head, ft (m). Note: If the required NPSH curve for a specific pump is not supplied by the user, then InfoWater will only compute the available NPSH and the cavitation index will not be reported.
  • Cavitation Index - Ratio of the available NPSH to the required NPSH.
  • Water Quality Results - Vary depending on the type of water quality analysis performed: constituent concentration for chemical propagation analysis (concentration units), flow weighted average water age for water age analysis (age units), or percentage of water (source contribution) for source tracing analysis (%).

Pipe Report - Shows standard (hydraulic and water quality) simulation results at any simulation timestep for all pipes in tabular format. The pipe report displays one record for each pipe in the current InfoWater project. Pipe report columns include the pipe identifier, from and to nodes, length, diameter, roughness, flow, velocity, headloss, headloss per 1000/feet, and water quality analysis variable. Total forward flow, total backward flow, and total net flow are available for pipes that include flow totalizers.

The following variables are displayed on the Pipe Report in the Output Report Manager for all or selected pipes.

  • Row - The row number.
  • ID - The InfoWater data element ID is displayed in this section of the Output Report Manager.
  • From Node - ID of upstream node.
  • To Node - ID of downstream node.
  • Length - Pipe length, ft (m).
  • Diameter - Element diameter, in (mm).
  • Roughness - The pipe roughness coefficient, which is dependent upon the selected headloss equation. Three headloss equations are available:
  • the Hazen-Williams formula
  • the Darcy-Weisbach (Colebrook-White) formula
  • the Chezy-Manning formula.
  • Flow - Volumetric flow rate at the current simulation time step, flow units.
  • Velocity - Flow velocity at the current simulation time step, ft/sec (m/sec).
  • Head loss - Head lost across the data element at the current simulation time step, ft (m).
  • HL/1000 - Headloss per 1,000 length units across the pipe (hydraulic slope), ft/1,000 ft (m/1,000m).
  • Total Forward Flow - Accumulated flow volume metered in the From-Node to To-Node (forward) direction for the duration of the EPS, MG (ML). (Note: Only available for pipes equipped with flow totalizers during an EPS.)
  • Total Reverse Flow - Accumulated flow volume metered in the To-Node to From-Node (reverse) direction for the duration of the EPS, MG (ML). (Note: Only available for pipes equipped with flow totalizers during an EPS.)
  • Total Net Flow - Net flow volume metered for the duration of the EPS, MG (ML). (Note: Only available for pipes equipped with flow totalizers during an EPS.)
  • Flow Reversal - Total number of times that the direction of flow has changed in the pipe. (Note: Only available for pipes equipped with flow totalizers during an EPS.)
  • Water Quality Results - Vary depending on the type of water quality analysis performed: constituent concentration for chemical propagation analysis (concentration units), flow weighted average water age for water age analysis (age units), or percentage of water (source contribution) for source tracing analysis (%).

Range Reports (Junction, Tank, Reservoir, Pump, valve & Pipe) -  The Range Report (for pipes, pumps, valves, junctions, tanks and reservoirs) displays the maximum, minimum and average values (and the difference between the maximum and minimum values) for the output variables during the entire extended period simulation period.  One record is displayed for each component of the selected component type.

Ranges allow the user to see, in a report format, the maximum and minimum values experienced at any element in the system over the EPS.  For example, in a junction report, the user is able to get a print out of the maximum and minimum pressures experienced at any of the junction nodes.  The range report is important when considering system fatigue.


Energy Management Analysis

An Energy Management analysis is conducted in conjunction with the Standard Analysis. Hence in addition to all the report types above, Energy Analysis provides the following additional report types.

Energy Cost Report - Displays results of an energy cost simulation for any time period. The Energy Cost report displays one record for each pump assigned energy data prior to running the energy management simulation. Results displayed for each pump include pump flow, head, useful power, efficiency, required power, and aggregated cost up to each simulation time period.

The following summary information is displayed on the Energy Cost Report in the Output Report Manager for all pumps assigned energy data. Click on any portion for more details.

  • Row - The row number.
  • ID - The InfoWater data element ID is displayed in this section of the Output Report Manager.
  • Flow - Volumetric flow rate (for tanks only + filling; - draining) at the current simulation time step, flow units.
  • Head - Node hydraulic grade at the current simulation time step, ft (m). For pumps, discharge head at the current simulation time step, ft (m).
  • Useful Power - Pump calculated useful power at the current simulation time step, hp (kW)
  • Efficiency - Pump efficiency at the current simulation time step, percent (%).
  • Required Power - Required pump power at the current simulation time step, kW.
  • Aggregated Cost - Cumulative pump energy consumption cost reported at the current simulation time step, $ (or other cost unit).

Energy Summary Report - Displays summary results of an energy cost analysis for the simulation period.  One record for each pump assigned energy data prior to running the energy management simulation will be displayed in the Energy Summary report.  Results displayed for each pump include average pump usage (as a percentage of time used over the simulation duration), average efficiency, average power, average power per unit, energy vs. volume ratio, total energy consumption cost, total demand cost, total operating cost, and total cost per unit volume.

The following summary information is displayed on the Energy Summary Report in the Output Report Manager for all pumps assigned energy data. Click on any portion for more details.

  • Row - The row number.
  • ID - The InfoWater data element ID is displayed in this section of the Output Report Manager.
  • Percent Pump Usage - Percentage of time the pump is used (turned on) during the simulation period, percent (%).
  • Average Efficiency - Average active (when pump is on) pump efficiency for the simulation period, percent (%).
  • Average Power -  Average active (when the pump is on) pump required power for the simulation period, kW.
  • Average Power/ Unit Flow - Average required power per unit of flow rate pumped for the simulation period, kW/flow unit.
  • Average Energy/Unit Volume - Average energy consumed per unit volume of water pumped for the simulation period, kW-hr/MG (or kW-hr/ML).
  • Energy Cost - Total cumulative pump energy operating cost reported for the simulation period, $ (or other cost unit).
  • Demand Cost - Total demand (charge) cost for the simulation period, $ (or other cost unit).
  • Total Cost - Sum of energy and demand cost, $ (or other cost unit).
  • Total Cost/ Unit Volume - Total pumping cost per unit flow volume pumped for the simulation period, $/MG ($/ML).

Demand Cost Report - The following variables are displayed on the Demand Cost Report in the Output Report Manager for all pumps assigned energy data and specifically, demand charge patterns.

  • Row - The row number.
  • ID - The InfoWater data element ID is displayed in this section of the Output Report Manager.
  • Charge Rates - The demand charge rate for each billing period based on peak power usage, $ or other cost unit per max. kW.
  • Max Power - The maximum power used by the pump during each billing period, kW.
  • Demand Charge - The demand charge applied for the billing period, $ (or other cost unit).


SCADA Analysis

SCADA analysis provides the same report types as the standard run, but accounts for boundary condition updates. 



Fire-Flow Analysis

Fire-Flow analysis provides two reports, the Hydrant report or the fire-flow report and the fire-flow design report. The fire flow reports are used to display, query, and report fire flow simulation results for all fire flow nodes (active junction nodes assigned a fire flow demand at the time the fire flow simulation was run).

Fire Flow Report - Displays results for a standard fire flow simulation.  This report includes static demand, static pressure, fire flow demand, residual pressure, available flow at the hydrant and pressure at the available flow. Visit the Fire Flow Run Results page to learn more about conducting fire flows. The Fire flow report contains the same information, regardless if the Minimum Design Pressure design flow calculation is checked or not.

Fire-Flow Design Report - The Fire flow design report displays the final design flow. Visit the Fire Flow Run Results page to learn more about conducting fire flows.

With Minimum Design Pressure Unchecked (OFF) - When the minimum design pressure option is checked off, InfoWater will generate a fireflow design report that simply lists the critical node ID and its pressure during the standard fireflow simulation. The other fields are repeated from the standard fireflow report to aid the user in viewing the fireflow design report.

With Minimum Design Pressure Checked (ON) - When the minimum design pressure option is checked on, InfoWater will generate a fire flow design report that determines the minimum pressures in the critical node searching range and returns a Design Flow to be used as a maximum available fire flow in order to maintain minimum pressures in the distribution system. Note: The velocity constraint is only considered in the available flow and design flow calculation if the maximum velocity option is selected..

Multiple Fire Flow Report - Full hydraulic results will be available for the entire simulation time period after a successful run.  Additional fire results will also be available for all fire junctions throughout the defined fire time period.  All results will be reported based on the defined report time step.  When the last fire time instant does not coincide with a standard report time step, an additional reporting step will also be provided for both the hydraulic and fire results.

A specific Multiple Fire Flow report will also be generated for the fire junction nodes over the fire time period.  


Water Quality Reports

Water quality reports list the concentration of the water quality parameter or parameters being modeled. The reports are appended to the standard element (junction, pipe, tank etc) hydraulic report tables. See the Standard Analysis section above. Multi-Species water quality analysis reports will also be appended to the Standard Analysis tables.

Full hydraulic results will be available for the entire simulation time period after a successful run.  Additional fire results will also be available for all fire junctions throughout the defined fire time period.  All results will be reported based on the defined report time step.  When the last fire time instant does not coincide with a standard report time step, an additional reporting step will also be provided for both the hydraulic and fire results.