Broomfield, Colorado USA, May 24, 2006 - In a radical technology breakthrough for water utilities worldwide, MWH Soft, a leading global provider of environmental and water resources applications software, today introduced the newest version of its highly acclaimed Designer module, the premier automated design solution for water distribution systems. The new program further solidifies the standing of MWH Soft's Water Utility Suite as the indispensable engineering complement to infrastructure management software technologies that support CAD, GIS and Windows platforms.
Leveraging the advanced, customer-driven functionality of this major software release, water utilities worldwide can dramatically raise productivity and efficiency by rapidly developing optimal capital improvement strategies that minimize costs while enhancing system reliability and performance. These important capabilities break new ground in engineering efficiency by making engineering professionals more productive and their organizations more competitive. They can then pass these benefits on to their customers through better designs and higher quality standards, achieved in a shorter turnaround time.
MWH Soft Designer's sophisticated pipe network optimization capability represents a major step forward for water distribution system modeling. An invaluable and complete master planning and decision support tool, it combines the latest advances in computational Genetic Algorithm optimization technology with superior elitist and global control strategies. These features give Designer unprecedented power to quickly identify the best combination of pipe system improvements - rehabilitation (cleaning and lining), replacement, strengthening, and expansion options as well as the construction of new pumping and storage facilities - to meet desired hydraulic and water quality performance criteria at minimal cost.
Other key Designer features enable water industry
professionals to develop more accurate and compelling
design and rehabilitation solutions by considering
any modeling condition time frame (e.g. maximum day),
multiple design scenarios (e.g. maximum day plus fire),
and complete extended period simulation designs (e.g.
24-hour operational design). The result is the fastest,
most practical, comprehensive and accurate water distribution
optimization solution ever created for water engineers.