EPA-Surge was developed by the Civil Engineer Professors, Dr. Don J. Wood and Dr. Srinivasa Lingireddy, the core developers of the powerful Pipe2000 suite of software.
The Wave Method (WM) is the calculation method behind the Surge engine. Over the past 40 years KYPipe, LLC has developed the extremely efficient and accurate WM (aka Wave Characteristic Method or Wave Plan Method) for analyzing transients in piping systems. This significant development not only provides the capability to handle large distribution systems, but because it is based on the movement of pressure waves it gives the engineer an immediate intuitive understanding of transient flow in all piping systems.