Accession Number : ADA313380

Title :   WPIPER 1.0 with Flow Reduction Module: Implementation Guide and User's Manual.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL

Personal Author(s) : Van Blaricum, Vicki L. ; Guglomo, Richard C. ; Hock, Vincent F.

PDF Url : ADA313380

Report Date : JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 144

Abstract : Deterioration of underground water distribution systems composed of unlined metallic pipe is a serious and costly problem at Army installations. Several repair options are possible, and the process of choosing the best one is highly dependent upon installation-specific conditions. WPIPER 1.0 with Flow Reduction Module is a maintenance management system that can help Army installations make cost-effective repair decisions for unlined metallic water distribution systems. The system includes a pipe network inventory, hydraulic modeling capabilities, prediction of internal flow reduction, prioritization, and economic analysis. WPIPER 1.0 enables the engineer to determine when a specific area of the distribution system will no longer meet fire flow requirements and to select the best remedial alternative. This report describes the WPIPER 1.0 system, methods of collecting input data, and procedures for operating the program. WPIPER was developed to operate on an IBM-compatible personal computer running MS- or PC-DOS. The minimum recommended system configuration includes an 80386-based system with 640 kilobytes (KB) of conventional RAM, 2 megabytes (MB) expanded memory with an EMS driver, a math coprocessor, and a fixed (hard) disk drive with a minimum capacity of 20 megabytes (MB).

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *USER MANUALS, *ARMY FACILITIES, *MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT, *WATER PIPES, *WATER DISTRIBUTION, INPUT, REQUIREMENTS, METALS, ECONOMIC ANALYSIS, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, DECISION MAKING, COST EFFECTIVENESS, MODELS, NETWORKS, DISTRIBUTION, REDUCTION, MEMORY DEVICES, REPAIR, INTERNAL, CONFIGURATIONS, DATA ACQUISITION, DRIVES, INVENTORY, EXPANSION, FLOW, FIRES, DISKS, MICROCOMPUTERS, HYDRAULICS, DETERIORATION, WATER SUPPLIES, UNDERGROUND.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Civil Engineering
      Pumps, Filters, Pipes, Tubing, Fittings & Vlvs

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE