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Reference Number GR/S25715/01
Title Reduction of water losses and energy consumption using an effective process for burst detection
Status Completed
Energy Categories Energy Efficiency(Industry) 100%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Dr B Ulanicki
No email address given
School of Engineering & Technology
De Montfort University
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 September 2003
End Date 30 November 2005
Duration 27 months
Total Grant Value £85,820
Industrial Sectors Water
Region East Midlands
Programme Process Environment and Sustainability
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr B Ulanicki , School of Engineering & Technology, De Montfort University (100.000%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Midas Technologies (GB) Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , South Staffordshire Water plc (0.000%)
Project Contact , Thames Water Utilities Plc (0.000%)
Project Contact , UK Water Industry Research Ltd (0.000%)
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Abstract The project addresses the problem of quantifying and localising bursts in a water network. This will be acheived through a variety of methods such as analysis of pressure and flow measurements and the relationship between these, statistical determination of demand, background leakage and advanced modelling. It is envisaged that the principal outcome will be a tool that, from a few simple measurements, can determine the amount of water lost through bursts and provide a firm indication of wherethis water is being lost. This tool will be in the form of software that can be incorporated into existing network analysis packages. The The benefits of the project will be increased operational efficiency for the water industry leading to reduction of water losses, energy consumption and cost of burst location practices. Other benefits will have a social effect, in particular improved water quality, less disruption to consumers and the general public, assist water companies in achieving targetsset out by OFWAT, DWI and the EA
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