Wireless sensing of flow-induced vibrations for pipeline integrity monitoring

Amjad Awawdeh, Satish T.S. Bukkapatnam, Soundar R.T. Kumara, Charles Bunting, Ranga Komanduri

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Abstract

Modern societies rely on a steady flow of utilities including water and gas through pipelines. Third party interventions (e.g., sabotage), sediments buildup, effects of abnormal temperatures and sustained dynamic loading adversely affect the flow patterns. They oftentimes lead to blocks, leakage and catastrophic failures in the utility grids. Round-the-clock monitoring of the vast array of pipeline network has therefore become crucial. This paper investigates the application of an Adhoc wireless network coupled with accelerometer sensors for non-invasive continuous monitoring of flow rate and other flow patterns in large pipeline networks. The sensors rely on tracking flow-induced vibrations to directly estimate the change in the flow rate, and thus provide a means for detection and early warning of integrity loss in pipeline infrastructure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2006 IEEE Sensor Array and Multichannel Signal Processing Workshop Proceedings, SAM 2006
Pages114-117
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2006
Event4th IEEE Sensor Array and Multichannel Signal Processing Workshop Proceedings, SAM 2006 - Waltham, MA, United States
Duration: Jul 12 2006Jul 14 2006

Publication series

Name2006 IEEE Sensor Array and Multichannel Signal Processing Workshop Proceedings, SAM 2006

Other

Other4th IEEE Sensor Array and Multichannel Signal Processing Workshop Proceedings, SAM 2006
CountryUnited States
CityWaltham, MA
Period7/12/067/14/06

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Signal Processing
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Awawdeh, A., Bukkapatnam, S. T. S., Kumara, S. R. T., Bunting, C., & Komanduri, R. (2006). Wireless sensing of flow-induced vibrations for pipeline integrity monitoring. In 2006 IEEE Sensor Array and Multichannel Signal Processing Workshop Proceedings, SAM 2006 (pp. 114-117). [1677169] (2006 IEEE Sensor Array and Multichannel Signal Processing Workshop Proceedings, SAM 2006). https://doi.org/10.1109/SAM.2006.1677169