FUZZY INFERENCE BASED LEAK ESTIMATION IN WATER PIPELINES SYSTEM

Abstract
Pipeline networks are the most widely used mode for transporting fluids and gases around the world. Leakage in this pipeline causes harmful effects when the flowing fluid/gas is hazardous. Hence the detection of leak becomes essential to avoid/minimize such undesirable effects. This paper presents the leak detection by spectral analysis methods in a laboratory pipeline system. Transient in the pressure signal in the pipeline is created by opening and closing the exit valve. These pressure variations are captured and power spectrum is obtained by using Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) method and Filter Diagonalization Method (FDM). The leaks at various positions are simulated and located using these methods and the results are compared. In order to determine the quantity of leak a 2 × 1 fuzzy inference system is created using the upstream and downstream pressure as input and the leak size as the output. Thus a complete leak detection, localization and quantification are done by using only the pressure variations in the pipeline.

Authors
N. Lavanya, G. Anand, S. Srinivasan
Anna University Chennai, India

Keywords
Pipeline Detection, Spectral Analysis, FFT, FDM, Fuzzy Inference System (FIS)
Published By :
ICTACT
Published In :
ICTACT Journal on Soft Computing
( Volume: 5 , Issue: 2 )
Date of Publication :
January 2015

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