A hydraulic simulation can be made for:
- a single point in time; or
- an extended period of up to 70 days in duration.
During a real-time (extended period) simulation:
- time steps forward at a user-defined interval, which can be a small as 1 minute;
- demand from the system adjusts depending on time of day and which day (1 to 70) is being simulated;
- operational logic controls valves and pumps;
- autonomous devices such as pressure reducing valves, operate to match current hydraulic conditions; and
- results are created at user-defined intervals (e.g. each 30 minutes) and at each time when a device changes operational state.