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Data driven analysis of customer flow meter data

Lucy M Irons, Joby Boxall, Vanessa Speight, Barrie Holden, Ben Tam

Abstract

With a growing amount of data available about drinking water distribution systems from customer meters and other monitoring, it is important to transform this data into information to enable water utilities to operate more efficiently and proactively. Comparison of flow pattern distribution (CFPD) analysis is a method that compares datasets and identifies inconsistent and consistent changes. Previously this has been applied at DMA and system wide levels, but not for single dwellings. This paper presents the results of CFPD analysis retrospectively applied to customer meter data, demonstrating its potential.

Lucy M. Irons, Joby Boxall, Vanessa Speight, Barrie Holden, Ben Tam, Data driven analysis of customer flow meter data, Procedia Engineering, Volume 119, 2015, Pages 834-843, ISSN 1877-7058, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2015.08.947. (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S187770581502617X) Keywords: customer side leakage; data analysis; numerical methods