Feasibility of two technologies for detecting leaks in wastewater forcemains

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Conference59th Annual Conference of the Western Canada Water and Wastewater Association: 23 October 2007, Edmonton, Alta.
SubjectLeak detection
AbstractThis paper presents the results of a field study undertaken recently to investigate two leak detection technologies for wastewater forcemains in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The first technology was based on the detection and analysis of acoustic leak noise, and the second was based on simultaneous measurement of inflow and outflow using magnetic flow meter technology. Both technologies were found to be viable for detecting leakage in wastewater forcemains. The acoustic technology requires little hardware that's relatively inexpensive and that can be installed without taking forcemains out of service. However, the magnetic flow meter technology is expensive and its installation is intrusive, laborious, and risky.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number50305
NPARC number20377116
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