Neptune project helps water firms spot leaks

Project Neptune, a venture between the Centre for Wate Systems, Yorkshire Water, United Utilities, ABB, the EPSRC and academics at other six UK universities, has developed an integrated decision-support system that can analyse the data generated by sensors that measure pressure and flow into water distribution networks, allowing water operators to prioritise, detect, isolate and mitigate the consequences of failures in the water network more efficiently.

A prototype system has been successfully integrated into a SCADA system in a Yorkshire Water facility that is responsible for controlling and monitoring the water supply to the Harrogate and Dales region. Yorkshire Water now plans to roll out the system across the whole of its distribution system. The new system will enable the company’s personnel to identify the potential problem and make repairs to leaking pipes in much shorter periods than currently possible.

The full article on the project Neptune that appeared in theengineer.co.uk can be found here. More about the project can be find on our web pages. To browse them, proceed to the "Projects" section and follow the "Project Neptune" link.

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