Pipe2000's Rural Water Model modifies your model based on the demand fluctuations (peak demand requirements) encountered in a rural or branched hydraulic system.
Pipe2012 includes a special capability to apply Instantaneous Peak Demands (IPD) when modeling rural (sparsely populated) water distribution systems. This approach allows the number of connections per line to be entered as data and calculates the residential flow requirements which satisfy the IPD curve. If conventional peak demand analysis (X gpm per connection) is applied, these systems will be under designed and may operate at unacceptable low pressures.
Two options exist for handling loops. One pipe in each loop may be specified to be excluded from the calculation to "break" the loop. In this way, all pipes in the model are subject to the Peak Demand requirements. Or all the loops in the model will be analyzed using an modified hydraulic analysis and all looped lines will be subject to the Peak Demand requirements.
This capability is tightly integrated into the Pipe2012 environment and no additional data is required with the exception of the number of residential connections for each pipe and data for the PDD curve to be used.