Inquiry into air and water temperature effects on water main breaks

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ConferenceComputing and Control for the Water Industry 2011-CCWI 2011: 05 September 2011, Exeter, UK
Pages17; # of pages: 7
Subjectmain breaks, air temperature, water temperature, break frequency; Water mains
AbstractThis paper describes a recent study in which the impact of both water and air temperature on water main breakage frequency was investigated. Several air and water temperature-based covariates were constructed to relate breakage rates at three different locations and for three pipe materials, namely, cast iron, ductile iron and galvanized steel. A probabilistic pipe break prediction model was used to relate these temperature-based covariates to the observed breakage rates in an attempt to identify which of these covariates made significant contributions to explain the variations in the observed breakage frequencies.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number54554
NPARC number20374932
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