What-If Simulation

The What-If Simulation application is a tool that determines in advance the consequences of operator-initiated actions. It is used to

  • prevent critical events
  • find optimal settings for future operations
  • analyze the impacts of changes in demands and supplies of commodities
  • check the effects of changes on operational facilities (instrumentation, valves, pumps, etc.)

Different scenarios can be configured, saved and used to determine cost-effective pump combinations, transport volumes, optimal control parameters or maximum pressures. Pump switch settings, modified set points, flow path variations and the corresponding time at which a change takes effect can be predefined in control schedules. Based on these control schedules the application calculates the corresponding process values.

The What-If Simulation is based on the RTTM hydraulic data model.