Engineering Innovation Podcast and Radio Series

Water Pipe Sensors

PostedJune 22, 2008

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Randy Atkins:  Ivan Stoianov, of Imperial College in London, says customer complaints shouldn't be the first sign of water trouble, that it's important to build an automated system that can spot problems early…

Ivan Stoianov: …and very quickly notify and take some action both in terms of the people who operate the system, but in many cases even the general public.

Randy Atkins:  Stoianov is engineering sensors that can be placed on pipes to detect things like changes in pressure or flow, wirelessly transmitting data useful in an emergency or for regular pipeline maintenance.

Ivan Stoianov:  Monitoring is a critical sort of aspect of making intelligent decisions in terms of how we maintain that infrastructure.

Randy Atkins:  With the National Academy of Engineering, Randy Atkins, 103.5 FM, WTOP Radio.

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