ITAEnergy, a tool to perform energy audits in water pressurized networks
This paper presents ITAEnergy, a tool to perform energy audits of pressurized water networks for a given period (hour, day or year) of time. The energy audit is a complex and tedious calculation that needs, as starting point, a well-calibrated mathematical model of the network to be audited. ITAEnergy is fed by the extended simulation network results provided by EPANET (over the considered period). Although the fundamentals and some practical applications have been already presented, this tool is a new step in the way to improve the energy efficiency of any water pressurized transport. It makes much easier the required calculations, extending these crucial analysis (from the results, precise actions to be energetically more efficient can be identified) to non – specialists.