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Leak Detection Theory: Optimizing Performance With MLOG

Source: Itron

Detecting leaks in a water distribution system is based upon measuring sound vibrations that travel down distribution pipes. MLOG acoustic sensors—or loggers—are spaced out along the distribution system adjacent to water meters. These loggers sense any vibrations, record the sound vibrations and pass the data back to the mlogonline network monitoring system for analysis and diagnostics.

The accuracy of the MLOG system to correctly identify all leaks and ignore non-leak noise is determined by the number of loggers deployed and diagnostic parameters set within mlogonline.