Multi-leak diagnosis in pipelines - A comparison of approaches uri icon


  • Leaks on pipelines can cause strong economic losses and environmental problems if these are not detected on time. The problem of detecting leaks is even more complicated when the pipelines are too large, difficult to reach by maintenance personnel, and equipped with minimum instrumentation. A comparison of four fault diagnosis approaches based on Output Observers, Artificial Neural Networks, Particle Filtering and Principal Components Analysis are presented. Simulated results of multi-leaks in pipelines showed that Particle Filtering techniques outperform the other approaches. However, a combined solution is proposed. © 2008 IEEE.

Publication date

  • December 29, 2008