Locating Leaks with TrustRank Algorithm Support
AbstractThis paper presents a methodology to quantify and to locate leaks. The original contribution is the use of a tool based on the TrustRank algorithm for the selection of nodes for pressure monitoring. The results from these methodologies presented here are: (I) A sensitivity analysis of the number of pressure transducers on the quality of the final solution; (II) A reduction of the number of pipes to be inspected; and (III) A focus on the problematic pipes which allows a better office planning of the inspection works to perform atthe field. To obtain these results, a methodology for the identification of probable leaky pipes and an estimate of their leakage flows is also presented. The potential of the methodology is illustrated with several case studies, considering different levels of water losses and different sets of pressure monitoring nodes. The results are discussed and the solutions obtained show the benefits of the developed methodologies. View Full-Text
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Ribeiro, L.; Sousa, J.; Marques, A.S.; Simões, N.E. Locating Leaks with TrustRank Algorithm Support. Water 2015, 7, 1378-1401.
Ribeiro L, Sousa J, Marques AS, Simões NE. Locating Leaks with TrustRank Algorithm Support. Water. 2015; 7(4):1378-1401.Chicago/Turabian Style
Ribeiro, Luísa; Sousa, Joaquim; Marques, Alfeu S.; Simões, Nuno E. 2015. "Locating Leaks with TrustRank Algorithm Support." Water 7, no. 4: 1378-1401.