Each time-step in a real-time hydraulic simulation, is a potential scenario during which water may need to be supplied for fire fighting purposes. Consequently the software allows users to select one time step from an existing real-time, hydraulic simulation as their scenario.
The software gives users the choice to:
The single point case; is useful for investigating fire flow capacity to a specific site. For example, to answer a query from a property developer's consultant. Single point analysis reports the available head at the hydrant over a range of fire flows. At the same time the analysis defines how fire flows at this point may affect supply to customers elsewhere on the network.
The mulitple point case; assesses the capacity of all locations within the pipe network to provide a single, standard fire flow. It answers the question; "How well can this part of the distribution and reticulation network supply the standard fire flow requirement?"
Users are able to define the following criteria: