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Type: Journal article
Title: Linear phase detector for detecting multiple leaks in water pipes
Author: Zeng, W.
Do, N.
Lambert, M.
Gong, J.
Cazzolato, B.
Stephens, M.
Citation: Applied Acoustics, 2023; 202:109152-109152
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Issue Date: 2023
ISSN: 0003-682X
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Wei Zeng, Nhu Do, Martin Lambert, Jinzhe Gong, Benjamin Cazzolato, Mark Stephens
Abstract: Acoustic signals measured at either side of a leak have been widely used for locating leaks in buried water distribution pipes. Conventional acoustic leak localization techniques (e.g, cross-correlation) may only pick up the strongest leak when multiple leaks exist in the same pipe. In this paper, a new method based on a linear phase detector has been proposed to address this issue for leak detection in water pipes. The linear phase detector utilizes the phase curve between the leak signals measured at two sides of the leaks. It involves an inverse optimization process that optimally identifies linear phase segments in the phase curve. Multiple leaks can be identified by these linear phase segments with different slopes which are correlated with the leak locations. Field investigations have been carried out on a water pipe which is a part of the water distribution system in a busy city area. The field experimental results validated the proposed method with two leaks close to each other being successfully detected.
Keywords: Leak detection; Phase spectrum; Cross-correlation; Time delay estimate; Water distribution system
Rights: © 2022 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
DOI: 10.1016/j.apacoust.2022.109152
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