Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, announced significant upgrades to its popular digital twin tools for water and district energy utilities, EcoStruxure™ Water Cycle Advisor – District Energy (formerly ‘Termis’) and EcoStruxure Water Cycle Advisor – Water Simulation (formerly ‘Aquis’). These latest releases, grouped in version 8.2 of the software, deliver powerful benefits to users seeking to maximize digital capabilities to ensure efficiency, quality, and insight across the water and district energy lifecycles.
With advanced data and formula capabilities, alongside a range of usability improvements, District Energy and Water Simulation deliver on Schneider Electric’s promise to ensure companies reach maximum efficiency while supporting decarbonization, reducing water and heat loss, and ensuring network operation optimization.
Today’s modernized and digitized water and district energy utilities rely on vast amounts of data to ensure efficiency and quality. To support next-generation digital transformation across the lifecycle, both District Energy and Water Simulation now deliver optimized data management performance.
The new releases harness new asynchronous database data insertion processes, using parallel computing to ensure data is delivered quickly. Similarly, new algorithms, including a topological sorter and step tag processor, significantly speed up data processing and deliver efficient historical data reprocessing.
Not only do the latest upgrades deliver on speed and efficiency in big data management, but the user experience has been optimized to ensure ease of use, no matter the size of the data. For example, importing tens of thousands of real-time tags for online network optimization can now be completed in just a few seconds. The same performance improvements are seen across step functions, processing, and reprocessing, reducing computation times from hours to seconds.
Additionally, users can take advantage of improved CSV export functionality. Making the most of the data and calculations made possible through District Energy and Water Simulation, now users can export all information related to any object in the model for a given simulation, or a fraction of it, via CSV files.
Schneider Electric continues to invest in developing digital twin solutions for water, wastewater, and district energy utilities. The next releases of the offers will include AI modules for predictive analytics, improved user experience and performance, integration with third-party systems, and a set of new features that will continue to drive customers toward the industries of the future.