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Derceto Aquadapt water modules

Derceto's Aquadapt optimization software is built using modules of software – which are customized to the unique needs of our clients. Select a link below to download a PDF for each of the different modules that help make up the Aquadapt software product.

201 Operator Panel
The Operator Panel is the primary graphical user interface for monitoring and controlling Aquadapt software.

206 Data Cleaner
A key component of an Aquadapt software installation is the Data Cleaner which tests, validates and, if necessary, corrects incoming data.

208 Aquadapt Solver
The Aquadapt Solver is at the heart of the Derceto Aquadapt suite. It has to be able to predict likely future water demand and adapt to unforeseen changes caused by equipment failure or changing weather patterns.

209 Operations Simulator
The Operations Simulator is an offline version of the Operator Panel and a full, independent version of the Aquadapt Solver.

212 Energy Forecaster
The Energy Forecaster shows you exactly how the Aquadapt software will respond to price signals, up to 48 hours ahead.

214/215 Energy Cost Baseline Tool
The Energy Cost Baseline Tool provides a calculation of likely electric power costs based on water usage under an historical pump operational regime.


Q: How can a reservoir level be predicted to go up when it is below minimum and no pumps/valves are scheduled on to fill it?

Oct 19 2010

A: If a reservoir level is below the minimum limit this breaches a primary constraint. There could be many reasons for this including bringing a tank back into service or recovery after pipeline or pump station failure. To allow the Aquadapt Solver to find a solution we make it assume the storage tank it is at minimum level at the start of the solve period. Aquadapt software may then show the tank level at this level which is greater than the actual level for the next period even when nothing is actually filling the reservoir. Normally back up level control will ensure the tank stays above minimum. We indicate that this is not a true indication of level by shading all of the level values on the screen grey instead of blue to make it more obvious that this level data is invalid.


Case study

Jun 05 2013

Mick Baker, Network Control Manager, Northumbrian Water PLC.