CONTROL is a powerful rule-based software application for setting up realtime control/RTC (also known as sewer system management) on Windows platforms.
The main purpose of real-time control is to use the capacity of an existing sewer system to its maximum by modifying the flow conditions within a system dynamically during rainfall events. This modification is achieved by the well-defined control of regulating devices like pumping stations or slide gates. CONTROL supports both,
Usually, CONTROL projects consist of two steps:
In the planning phase, CONTROL interacts with the hydrodynamic rainfall-runoff simulation model HYSTEM-EXTRAN in order to define sensible control rules. CONTROL uses simulated values from HYSTEM-EXTRAN (like water levels and flow rates) as well as external data (e. g. rainfall data) and determines, together with the rule base, new target values (e. g. for slide gate positions).
The derived strategy can be refined by several simulation runs until it meets the objective. Potential problems can thus be identified before final implementation. When operating in real-time, CONTROL gets its input data directly from the SCADA system.
CONTROL’s most essential qualities are: