A few things to consider that I think would make your tool better than others I have seen/used:
- The ability to export the pounded areas into GIS. It seems to me this shouldn’t be difficult as you are color coding them now in your software
- The ability to export the other results to GIS like closed elements, isolated junctions, etc… into GIS.
- The ability to identify the number of customers (i.e. meters) and the number of critical customers (i.e. meters) isolated for each pounded area. This would require a GIS point layer with meters associated with pipes and could be done in GIS with post-processing (if we can get results in GIS), but if your software already did it, it would save a step.
- The ability to run the outage scenario over an EPS so you could determine the total volume of demand out of service for a given demand condition and length of time. For example, during maximum day demands assuming an 8 hour outage, how much demand volume of demand is out of service over the outage scenario. This would admittedly take a long time to run, but it is a valuable feature of the WaterGEMS criticality tool that we are currently using.
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