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A simple method for lock gates leakage measurement
Water consumption at locks is a major part in the water budget of an artificial waterway. Water losses due to leakage at
lock gates and/or valves can be significant for aging structures. These losses need to be estimated, for both global water
resources planning, and local maintenance works scheduling. The location of such leaks makes it difficult for direct
discharge measurement. An indirect measurement method has therefore been developed and tested. This method is
based on volumetric recording in the lock chamber itself. Several field tests demonstrated the validity of this approach and
highlighted his advantages and weaknesses.
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Category : 36th Congress - The Hague (2015) ALL CONTENT
Article : Water engineering
Date Published : 20/08/2015
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