Pumps condition assessment in water distribution networks

The research article 'Pumps condition assessment in water distribution networks' has been published in Elsevier journal IFAC-PapersOnLine (Volume 51, Issue 24, 2018, Pages 662-667).

Abstract

This paper presents a method for the detection of faults in electrical pumps. The method relies on the computation of two features, the pump efficiency and the hydraulic balance, that present reference values during healthy pump operation and change when the pump is affected by a fault.

In this paper, the CUSUM Change Detection Test and the Mann-Whitney Change Point Method are proposed as change detection algorithms to process both features. The method has been applied to a real installation with several pumps and the results are reported in the paper.

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