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We've made some changes to EPA. It was developed as a tool for understanding the movement and fate of drinking water constituents within distribution systems, and can be used for many different types of applications in distribution systems analysis. Today, engineers and consultants use EPANET to design and size new water infrastructure, retrofit existing aging infrastructure, optimize operations of tanks and pumps, reduce energy usage, investigate water quality problems, and prepare for emergencies.
It can also be used to model contamination threats and evaluate resilience to security threats or natural disasters. Continued development and bug fixes are occurring under an open source project site in GitHub. Disclaimer: Any mention of trade names, manufacturers, or products does not imply an endorsement by EPA.
EPA and its employees do not endorse any commercial products, services, or enterprises. With EPANET, users can perform extended-period simulation of the hydraulic and water quality behavior within pressurized pipe networks, which consist of pipes, nodes junctions , pumps, valves, storage tanks, and reservoirs.
It can be used to track the flow of water in each pipe, the pressure at each node, the height of the water in each tank, a chemical concentration, the age of the water, and source tracing throughout the network during a simulation period.
EPANET's user interface provides a visual network editor that simplifies the process of building pipe network models and editing their properties and data. Various data reporting and visualization tools are used to assist in interpreting the results of a network analysis, including color-coded network maps, data tables, energy usage, reaction, calibration, time series graphs, and profile and contour plots.
Full-featured and accurate hydraulic modeling is a prerequisite for doing effective water quality modeling. EPANET contains a state-of-the-art hydraulic analysis engine that includes the following capabilities:. Extensions to EPANET are available that work with the existing software to simulate the interactions between multiple chemical and biological agents and their interactions with the bulk water and pipe walls in water distribution systems. There are over 50 functions that can be used to open a network description file, read and modify various network design and operating parameters, run multiple extended-period simulations accessing results as they are generated or saving them to file, and write selected results to a file in a user-specified format.
The toolkit is useful for developing specialized applications, such as optimization or automated calibration models that require running many network analyses. It can simplify adding analysis capabilities to integrated network-modeling environments based on computer-aided design CAD , geographical information system GIS , and database packages. A Windows Help file is available to explain how to use the various toolkit functions.
It offers some simple programming examples. The toolkit also includes several different header files, function definition files, and. It can be used for the following:. Contact Us to ask a question, provide feedback, or report a problem. Jump to main content. An official website of the United States government. Related Topics: Water Research. Contact Us. Top of Page Modeling Capabilities With EPANET, users can perform extended-period simulation of the hydraulic and water quality behavior within pressurized pipe networks, which consist of pipes, nodes junctions , pumps, valves, storage tanks, and reservoirs.
EPANET contains a state-of-the-art hydraulic analysis engine that includes the following capabilities: Ability to use pressure dependent demands in hydraulic analyses. System operation based on both simple tank level or timer controls and on complex rule-based controls.
No limit on the size of the network that can be analyzed. Includes minor head losses for bends, fittings, etc. Models constant or variable speed pumps.
Computes pumping energy and cost. Models various types of valves, including shutoff, check, pressure regulating, and flow control. Allows storage tanks to have any shape i. Considers multiple demand categories at nodes, each with its own pattern of time variation.
Models pressure-dependent flow issuing from emitters sprinkler heads. In addition to hydraulic modeling, EPANET provides the following water quality modeling capabilities: Storage tanks as being either complete mix, plug flow, or two-compartment reactors.
Movement of a non-reactive tracer material through the network over time. Movement and fate of a reactive material as it grows or decays with time. Age of water throughout a network. Percent of flow from a given node reaching all other nodes over time.
Reactions in the bulk flow and at the pipe wall. Accounts for mass transfer limitations when modeling pipe wall reactions. Allows growth or decay reactions to proceed up to a limiting concentration. Employs global reaction rate coefficients that can be modified on a pipe-by-pipe basis. Allows wall reaction rate coefficients to be correlated to pipe roughness.
Allows for time-varying concentration or mass inputs at any location in the network. This capability has been included into both a stand-alone executable program as well as a toolkit library of functions that programmers can use to build customized applications.
EPANET-MSX allows users the flexibility to model a wide-range of chemical reactions of interest, including, auto-decomposition of chloramines to ammonia, the formation of disinfection byproducts, biological regrowth, combined reaction rate constants in multi-source systems, and mass transfer limited oxidation-pipe wall adsorption reactions. EPANET-RTX Real—Time eXtension provides the methods and software tools by which operational data can be connected with a network infrastructure model, and the resulting network simulation model can be calibrated, verified, and continually tested for accuracy using operational data.
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It performs extended-period simulation of hydraulic and water-quality behavior within pressurized pipe networks and is designed to be "a research tool that improves our understanding of the movement and fate of drinking-water constituents within distribution systems". Its computational engine is used by many software companies that developed more powerful, proprietary packages, often GIS -centric. Therefore, it is arguably considered as the industry standard. EPANET provides an integrated environment for editing network input data, running hydraulic and water quality simulations, and viewing the results in a variety of formats. EPANET provides a fully equipped and extended period of hydraulic analysis that can handle systems of any size.