Development of Instrumentation System for Water Supply Network
AbstractDevelopment of instrumentation system for water supply network is present in this study. A lot of works has been reported in the area of developing instrumentation system for water flow rate measurement. The output of most of the water flow rate instrumentation systems encountered in the literature may not be accurate because neither their sensors nor the systems themselves were calibrated. Therefore, development of an instrumentation system with calibrated sensor is presented in this study to ameliorate the system output. To realise this system, the water flow was sensed using flow sensor, the output signal from the sensor was processed using microcontroller. The sensor was calibrated to guarantee accurate system output. The developed system was tested on a test rig comprise of source and destination water tanks linked via 4 parallel pipes. Also, the output data from the microcontroller was transferred to the computer for formatting and storage. The calibration results give minimum and maximum calibration error of 1ml and 26ml corresponding to 0.33% and 3.47% respectively. The network nodal rule of source flow rate equals the summation of the destination and leakage flow rate was validated.
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