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Assessment and planning for the application of fault detection and diagnosis (fdd) to building water networks, a waternomics approach
Author : N. CHAMBERS(1), D.COAKLEY(2), M. MCCAFFREY(3), E. CURRY(4), M.KEANE(5), A.COSTA(6), E.CLIFFORD(7)
Abstract
Waternomics is an EU-funded research project that addresses key challenges regarding the efficient management of, and
decision support tools within, the water supply sector. A novel aspect of the Waternomics project is to apply Fault
Detection and Diagnostics (FDD) to building water networks in order to identify faults (leaks, malfunctioning equipment,
inefficient operation etc.). FDD is a measurement science which has traditionally been used in buildings for Heating
Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) systems to identify and rectify faults at the earliest possible stage and thus
reduce maintenance costs, increase efficiency and result in energy savings of between 10 and 30%. To date, these FDD
tools have not been applied systematically to building water infrastructure. This Waternomics project aims to develop and
implement FDD systems, in a number of large scale pilots; (i) a municipal water based demonstration in the National
University of Ireland, Galway engineering building and a school in Galway City (both in Ireland) (ii) a corporate operator in
Linate airport, Milan, Italy and (iii) domestic users in Thermi, Greece. This paper specifically describes the standard based
methodology to be used in applying FDD to a building, which has been developed thus far from the NUI Galway
Engineering pilot site.
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Category : 36th Congress - The Hague (2015) ALL CONTENT
Article : Water engineering
Date Published : 19/08/2015
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