How It Works

The Peak Water optimization solution is based on a ground breaking new technology – OSSA (Optimized Stochastic Search Algorithm). Nothing resembling this technology exists on the market. The amount of data it quickly handles monitoring, regulating, comparing, analyzing, planning and optimizing the water system is beyond the capability of any currently existing management system.

  • Building a virtual system - PeakWater acts as an add-on to the water system's SCADA control. Pulling from the SCADA all the information it needs about the system, its operation and its components, together with input from the customer, it simulates the system, including every pipeline and component, building it virtually into its software. The completed simulation can then display the entire water supply network showing all its components with various informative options depending on the chosen parameter (pressure, flow, etc.)

  • Calibrating – PeakWater carefully calibrates the constructed system model to match actual system operation.

  • Learning – It inputs historical data and compares it with online, ongoing input regarding every network component. It learns the system's demands and constraints to allow forward planning, and it inputs the rates per hour and season, of all relevant electricity suppliers.

  • Optimization – Taking all of this into account, the OSA technology goes to work analyzing and computing to arrive at optimal system functioning, at optimal energy rates. Working in collaboration with the SCADA (and compatible with any control system protocol), it sends control signals to every active component under control and carefully schedules every pump. Where relevant, it determines which energy suppliers to work with, at what hours. Based on projected production requirements and operational and hydraulic constraints, it carefully schedules pumps for minimum energy cost. And through ongoing control and careful forward planning based on its unique Water Demand Predictor, it ensures that the system complies with all of these demands and constraints.

  • What if analysis – Performing what-if analysis, PeakWater will answer questions such as: what are the expected cost implications and system impact when turning off a section for maintenance; how many pumps can one cost-effectively maintain at one time; how best to cope with a burst pipe scenario to minimize damage and cost; how would the system respond to a fire flow, and so on.