Improving resilience of water distribution system through burst detection

Donghwi Jung, Doosun Kang, Jian Liu, Kevin Lansey

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Abstract

A burst in a water distribution system (WDS) results from the pipe rupture resulting in loss of water and disruptions to customer service. Rapid burst detection increases resilience by reducing the time to identify that a break has occurred to isolate the failed pipes and to recover service. This study compares three univariate and three multivariate Statistical Process Control (SPC) methods with respect to their detectability. The univariate SPC methods are the Western Electric Company (WEC) rules, the Cumulative Sum method (CUSUM), and the Exponentially Weighted Moving Average (EWMA) method, while three multivariate methods are Hotelling T2 method and the multivariate versions of CUSUM and EWMA. A method's detectability is determined by detection efficiency and effectiveness. To test the methods, nodal pressures and pipe flow rates were generated from a real hydraulic model and detectability is computed for flow and pressure meters in alternative configurations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2013
Subtitle of host publicationShowcasing the Future - Proceedings of the 2013 Congress
Pages768-776
Number of pages9
StatePublished - Nov 18 2013
EventWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2013: Showcasing the Future - Cincinnati, OH, United States
Duration: May 19 2013May 23 2013

Publication series

NameWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2013: Showcasing the Future - Proceedings of the 2013 Congress

Other

OtherWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2013: Showcasing the Future
CountryUnited States
CityCincinnati, OH
Period5/19/135/23/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Water Science and Technology

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    Jung, D., Kang, D., Liu, J., & Lansey, K. (2013). Improving resilience of water distribution system through burst detection. In World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2013: Showcasing the Future - Proceedings of the 2013 Congress (pp. 768-776). (World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2013: Showcasing the Future - Proceedings of the 2013 Congress).