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Volume 5, issue 1
Drink. Water Eng. Sci., 5, 59-65, 2012
https://doi.org/10.5194/dwes-5-59-2012
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Special issue: CCWI 2011

Drink. Water Eng. Sci., 5, 59-65, 2012
https://doi.org/10.5194/dwes-5-59-2012
© Author(s) 2012. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

  05 Nov 2012

05 Nov 2012

Leakages and pressure relation: an experimental research

F. De Paola and M. Giugni F. De Paola and M. Giugni
  • Department of Hydraulic, Geotechnical and Environmental Engineering, University of Naples "Federico II", Italy

Abstract. Leaks in water systems are presently a frequent and increasing event that involves cost increase and poor service, not compliant to quality standards and modern management criteria. The most recent data available in Italy, resumed into the report issued by Control Committee for Water Resources Use (CONVIRI), shows leakages with an average value of 37%. It is therefore important, for maintenance perspective, to investigate occurrence and evolution of water leaks and the analytical link between leaks Qp and network pressure P, for a reliable calibration of water networks quali-quantitative simulation models. The present work reports the first results of an experimental campaign started at Laboratory of Hydraulics of Department of Hydraulics, Geotechnical and Environmental Engineering of University of Naples Federico II in order to analyze the features of Qp(P) relation, which are compared with other results issued in literature.

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