Journal article

Algorithms for leak detection, estimation, isolation and localization in open water channels

Nadia Bedjaoui, Erik Weyer

Control Engineering Practice | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2011


In this paper, a methodology for leak detection and isolation in open water channels is proposed. It consists of on-line leak detection and off-line leak isolation, estimation and localization. The on-line leak detection is carried out pool by pool using local information only, and a comparison between three leak detection methods in terms of detection performance and ease of implementation is presented. Information from neighboring pools is used to distinguish the effect of a leak from sensor faults. The proposed methods were tested on real experimental data from the Coleambally Channel no. 6 in Australia and showed good performance. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd.


Awarded by Australian Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

This research was supported by Rubicon Systems Australia and the Australian Research Council under the Linkage Grant Scheme, Project LP0349134 and LP0989497.