MUSIC Version 6

MUSIC Version 6 has been released and the MUSIC Auditor has now been updated to handle MUSIC Version 6 files, as well as Versions 4 and 5. This means Version 6 files submitted by consultants to Melbourne Water and Councils can now be audited.

Version 6 improves the flexibility of MUSIC to meet industry needs to represent integrated systems with both rainwater reuse and stormwater treatment.
The main changes in Version 6 of interest for Victorian users are:
Calculation tool for sizing sediment basins (wetland inlet volume).
Note that a particle size of 125 um for very fine sand, a design flow of the 1 in 1 year ARI storm and a capture efficiency of 90% should be selected in accordance with the WSUD Engineering Procedures. A sediment loading rate of 1.6 m3/ha/year based on ARQ is commonly adopted.
Ability to specify multiple tanks which is very helpful when modeling a number of houses in a lumped model.
Ability to specify a drawdown limit. This is especially useful for modelling reuse from wetlands and lakes while preventing emptying of the permanent pool.
No changes are expected in treatment system performance.

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The MUSIC Auditor now supports auditing of MUSIC Version 6 models.

By dbrowne