Liquid pipeline leak detection system: model development and numerical simulation

  title={Liquid pipeline leak detection system: model development and numerical simulation},
  author={K. Abhulimen and A. Susu},
  journal={Chemical Engineering Journal},
Abstract A new model to detect leaks optimally in liquid pipelines is presented. The model uses the concept based on the Liapunov stability criteria to evolve a criterion for pipeline leak detection. A flow model was derived for a typical pipeline flow system, and the inclusion of leak factor kL in the flow model gives an indication of the relative degree of deviation from equilibrium or no leak situation. The numerical solution by the implicit finite difference scheme was used to solve the… Expand
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