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How to Spend Your End of Year Budget Sensibly

September 19, 2023

Do you have remaining budget? Are you wondering what to do for your end of year budget spending? This article will provide guidance on how to spend..

I Want Help Now

September 15, 2023

We’ve all been there. You have a problem with your internet, a new dishwasher, or software … Typically, your next step is to go on the service..

How to (Successfully) Do a Distribution System Shutdown

August 25, 2023

Valves tend to be the most ignored appurtenances in our systems … until you need them, then they are the most valuable. If you never had to shut down..

When is First-Order Chlorine Decay Really Second-Order Decay?

August 8, 2023

I occasionally hear people say they use a second-order equation to model chlorine decay when in a perfect world, chlorine decay should follow a..

Does viscosity matter in pipe head loss calculations?

July 21, 2023

The title of this blog comes from a question asked by one of our Bentley OpenFlows users. If the temperature of water in a pipe changes, does head..

The Next Wave in the Water Industry

July 19, 2023

The Pressure of a Changing World

When is a VFD a Pump?

July 11, 2023

The correct answer is “Never.” A variable frequency drive (VFD) is generally described as a “motor control device that controls the speed of AC..

Do You Need Help? We Have It.

June 20, 2023

We regularly seek feedback from our users on how we’re doing. In a recent survey, we received excellent scores across the board on our OpenFlows..

A 2.5 Inch Hydrant Outlet is 2.5 Inches. Right?

May 31, 2023

Not quite. What exactly do you get with a 2 ½ inch hydrant outlet? It depends a lot on where you are and when the hydrants were manufactured. There..

Pre-Computer Computation

May 26, 2023

Engineering usually involves a good deal of time solving complicated systems of equations. A century ago, engineers spent much of their time..