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Measured Water Temperature Characteristics in a Pipeline Distribution System

By Asar Khan, Peter D. Widdop, Andrew J. Day, Alastair S. Wood, Steve R. Mounce and James Machell


YesThis paper describes the design, development, deployment and performance assessment of a\ud prototype system for monitoring the 'health' of a water distribution network based on the\ud temperature distribution and time-dependent variations in temperature across the network. It\ud has been found that the water temperature can reveal unusual events in a water distribution\ud network, indicated by dynamic variations in spatial temperature differential. Based on this\ud indication it is shown how patterns of changes in the water temperature can be analysed using\ud AQUIS pipeline distribution software and used in conjunction with hydraulic (e.g. flow and\ud pressure) sensors to indicate the state of ¿health¿ of the network during operation

Topics: Asset Management, ; Detection, ; Distribution, ; Leakage, ; Networks, ; Pipes, ; Sensors, ; Temperature, ; Water
Year: 2006
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Provided by: Bradford Scholars

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