Burst Detection in Water Distribution Systems via Active Identification Procedure
This paper considers an approach to detect unreported pipe bursts in water distribution systems via active identification procedure. The approach involves carrying out an e-FAVOR test; results of the test are used together with a hydraulic model of the network as the inputs to a software tool, which is under development. New bursts indicators are proposed, which are considered to be more resilient to modelling errors and to inaccurate reading of the pressure logger elevation. The methodology was tested in practice in a manual manner and proved to be effective, but time consuming. In this paper some automatic analysis algorithms, developed to speed up the burst detection process, are described and tested via simulations. Results to date indicate suitability of the proposed burst indicators and the developed algorithms.
Citation:Skworcow, P. and Ulanicki, B. (2011) Burst Detection in Water Distribution Systems via Active Identification Procedure. In: Proceedings of the international CCWI20 conference, 5-7 September 2011, Exeter, UK.
Research Group:Centre for Engineering Science and Advanced Systems