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Detection of leaks in buried rural water pipelines using thermal infrared images

Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing
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Abstract

Leakage is a major problem in many pipelines. Minor leaks called 'seeper leaks', which generally range from 2 to 10 m3 per day, are common and are difficult to detect using conventional ground surveys. The objective of this research was to determine whether airborne thermal-infrared remote sensing could be used in detecting leaks and monitoring rural water pipelines. This study indicates that such leaks can be detected using low-altitude 8.7- to 11.5. micrometer wavelength, thermal infrared images collected under proper conditions.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Detection of leaks in buried rural water pipelines using thermal infrared images
Series title Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing
Volume 51
Issue 5
Year Published 1985
Language English
Publisher American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Contributing office(s) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
Description 4 p.
First page 561
Last page 564
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N