An Enhanced Water Pipeline Monitoring System in Remote Areas Using Flow Rate and Vibration Sensors

  • Praveen M. Dhulavvagol
  • K. R. Ankita
  • G. Sohan
  • Renuka Ganiger
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 801)


Currently in India and most of the other countries, if there is any leakage of water pipes in remote areas then it’s difficult to trace and repair the leakage within a short span of time, it takes some amount of time usually two to three days to locate the leakage and to repair it. During this time a lot of water is wasted. In this paper we discuss the techniques to detect the leakage and locate the leak point on the pipeline. In the proposed approach we discuss efficient techniques for monitoring, detecting leakage in pipes and checking the durability of the pipes using flow rate and vibration sensors. The objective is to build a prototype model for detecting leakage in water pipeline using flow rate sensors and also to predict the durability of the pipe using vibration and pressure sensors. Data from remote sensors are collected through wireless medium and are monitored in a server. If there is any leakage in the pipelines then the server sends the sms message to the water board authorities and notifies the leak point in the pipeline system. Further the durability of pipe can be predicted using pressure sensor so that the authorities can be intimated in prior about chances of breakage in pipelines. Thus the proposed system can save huge amount of water by intimating the authorities in time. Thus the experimental result validates the effectives and reliability of the proposed system.


Water leakage Detection Monitoring Leak detection 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.KLE Technological UniversityHubballiIndia

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