Hydraulic Modelling with GIS Data

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Presented by Ted Norcott, Harry Bhandal from FortisBC
FME is used to extract and prepare Smallworld GIS data for System Planning’s hydraulic modeling software (Winflow). We will explain how this requirement came about, how the information is extracted, manipulated, and used within Winflow.

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  • Hydraulic Modelling with GIS Data

    1. 1. Hydraulic Modeling with GIS DataTed Norcott Harry BhandalGIS Specialist System Capacity PlanningFortisBC Energy FortisBC Energy April 27, 2012
    2. 2. FortisBC Company Overview A subsidiary of Fortis Inc. “FTS” (TSX) Regulated Gas and Electric company 2300 employees 48,000 km of natural gas pipeline 950,000 natural gas customers Largest territory of any North American gas utility
    3. 3. FortisBC (Gas) Service Areas FortisBC (Mainland) FortisBC (Vancouver Island) FortisBC (Whistler)
    4. 4. System Capacity Planning Model Hydraulics of Pipeline System We are the fortune tellers at Fortis BC
    5. 5. System Capacity Planning Long Range Capital Planning Operations Support  Planned  Emergency
    6. 6. Modeling Software Distribution System Transmission System Software: SynerGEE Gas  Software: Gregg (Stoner) Engineering WinFlow Model Building Tool:  Model Building Tool: Custom built application in Constructed by hand Smallworld GIS
    7. 7. Problem Licensing and skill set requirements for 2 different software Upgrade of SynerGEE required with the need for additional hardware $$$$
    8. 8. Solution Business Case determined Gregg was the most economical choice How do we build 48,000 km of pipeline (Distribution & Transmission) in Gregg? Building by hand is not a consideration FME to the rescue!!
    9. 9. Hope, British Columbia (Study Area)
    10. 10. Smallworld ‘GIS’ View
    11. 11. Gregg Engineering ‘WinFlow’ View
    12. 12. FME Processing Stages 1. Export Smallworld data to SHAPE file format 2. Merge address data with meter points 3. Move customer (meter) points onto gas main 4. QA/QC pipe diameter 5. QA/QC core customer file 6. Distinguish industrial vs residential/commercial customers (Core Customers) 7. Assign work order attribute
    13. 13. 1.Extract Smallworld to SHAPE format
    14. 14. 2.Feature Merge Addresses with MetersAddress databaseextracted fromSmallworld intoMDB format
    15. 15. 2.Feature Merge Addresses with Meters
    16. 16. Customer Connections (Desired Result)
    17. 17. 3. Customer Connection Creator
    18. 18. 3. Customer Connection Creator  Meters (AddressPremise IDs)  Distribution Pipes  Service Pipes
    19. 19. 3. Customer Connection Creator
    20. 20. 3. Customer Connection Creator
    21. 21. 3. Customer Connection Creator
    22. 22. 3. Customer Connection Creator
    23. 23. 4. QAQC Pipe Diameters
    24. 24. 5. QAQC Core Customers
    25. 25. 6. Industrial vs. Residential/Commercial Customers
    26. 26. 7. Assign Work Order Information
    27. 27. Deliverables
    28. 28. Conclusion Standard file format (ESRI Shape) One hydraulic modeling software Excellent support from Safe Software We saved $$$$$$
    29. 29. Future Plans Automation of process Self serve options for System Planners
    30. 30. Thank You! Questions? For more information:  Ted Norcott ted.norcott@fortisbc.com  Harry Bhandal harry.bhandal@fortisbc.com  www.fortisbc.com

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