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Study on Pipe Burst Detection Frame Based on Water Distribution Model and Monitoring System

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College of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058, China
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Guangzhou Water Supply Co., Ltd., Guangzhou 510600, China
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Water 2019, 11(7), 1363; https://doi.org/10.3390/w11071363
Received: 7 June 2019 / Revised: 18 June 2019 / Accepted: 25 June 2019 / Published: 30 June 2019
(This article belongs to the Section Urban Water Management)
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Abstract

This paper describes an infrastructure to detect burst events in a water distribution network, which we illustrate using the Guangzhou water distribution system (WDS). We consider three issues: The feasibility and capability of accurate detection, the layout and design of the monitoring infrastructure, and the burst event detection algorithm. Background noise is identified by analyzing the monitored data. A burst event can be accurately detected only when the impact of the burst can be differentiated from the background noise. We hypothesize that there is a minimum pipe diameter below which accurate burst detection is impossible. We found that data from at least two sensors close to the burst event are required to reduce detection errors. View Full-Text
Keywords: water distribution system; pipe burst events; background noise; minimum pipe diameter water distribution system; pipe burst events; background noise; minimum pipe diameter
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Cheng, W.; Xu, G.; Fang, H.; Zhao, D. Study on Pipe Burst Detection Frame Based on Water Distribution Model and Monitoring System. Water 2019, 11, 1363.

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