EFFINET Model-driven software tool for on-line leakage localization was presented at IWA Water Loss 2014, Vienna on 1st of April by Dr Jordi Meseguer (Technical session on leak detection, new trends and ideas). The software tool is the result of collaborative effort by CETaqua and CSIC-IRI in the framework of EFFINET project.
The paper describes a model-driven decision-support system (software tool) implementing a model-based methodology for on-line leakage detection and localization which is useful for a large class of water distribution networks. Given that model-based leakage localization methods present a certain degree of complexity which limits their use to people with a high expertise in this modelling field, the proposed software tool focuses on the integration of a method of this type emphasizing its use by water network managers as a decision support system related to water networks without the need of having any special expertise in leakage localization models. The proposed software tool integrates a model-based leakage localization methodology which is based on the use of on-line telemetry information from a limited number of flow and pressure sensors, as well as a calibrated hydraulic model in a district meter area (DMA) of the water distribution network. The application of the resulting decision support software tool in a DMA of the Barcelona distribution network is provided and discussed.
For further information you can download paper WaterLoss2014_Model-Driven Software Tool for On-Line Leak Detection v1 (sent)
Oral presentation slides are also available water loss_42