Welcome to Qatium’s Winter product update.
With the new year comes new features and advances to our water management platform. In our feature spotlight we focus on how operators can streamline their daily network operations with warnings for tank anomalies.
You also won’t want to miss our latest QTalks on predictions for the water industry in 2023, and a case study of our work with Lakewood city in California.
Warnings for tank anomalies — our Feature Spotlight
Warnings help network operators to streamline daily operations. With tank warnings, users can quickly identify tank level anomalies over one or multiple networks. You can review warnings on the timeline, both by duration and warnings from previous days. Check out our feature spotlight video to see how easy it is to pinpoint the tank(s) affected, with graphs visualizing the deviations from normal levels.
You can now easily find the optimal set-up to achieve the required velocity to flush a pipe, without risk of turbidity or water quality issues. This will save you time and water by planning optimized unidirectional flushing sequences.
Users may notice multiple advances with the timeline. Firstly, it now includes a date picker to jump to a selected day to review your network in the past or future. There are also timestamps on the timeline to mark when assets were changed, or warnings of any anomalies. And finally, you can see the current status of your network using live mode, with the latest readings updated automatically.
Warnings on flow & pressure
Given the complexity of managing one or multiple networks, we’re developing Qatium to further help streamline daily operations. Now that tank warnings have been released, we’re focusing our efforts on warnings for flow and pressure issues.
Easy incorporation of real data from CSV files
Now it’s never been easier to incorporate real network data — users can simply drag and drop CSV files into Qatium to include data from network readings.
Highlighted new content
We co-create Qatium with industry experts from the water industry, and every week we share their perspective on key topics and challenges facing water utilities. Below are some of the recent highlights.
What’s next for water? 2023 predictions
Last QTalks we reviewed the water industry in 2022; now we’re looking ahead, making predictions for 2023. Qatium experts Dragan Savic, Newsha Ajami, and Will Sarni are back to share what they think we should expect from this year. What do you think will happen this year in water?
Solving water scarcity through digitalizing water utilities
Water scarcity is a huge problem in the modern world, and one of the primary ways to address this growing challenge is to take opportunities to innovate using digital technologies. Watch Gavin Van Tonder consider how digitalizing our water utilities is a vital step on our quest to solve water scarcity — full article here.
Real world accuracy for Lakewood’s digitally twinned water distribution system
The City of Lakewood California’s water utility, serving 60,000 customers and 200 miles of water mains, quickly went from a difficult-to-calibrate steady-state EPANET model to an accurate and intuitive digital twin of the city’s water distribution system. Now, any approved operator can quickly see the state of Lakewood’s water distribution system and test operational scenarios and emergency response options by logging into Qatium. See the full case study here.