METERING WATER FLOW USING IMAGE PROCESSING*

Mohamed A. Soliman, Amr A. Zamel

Abstract


Metering water flow in pipes is important in a wide range of applications. A special case is where the water pump discharges in a pipe that is open-ended to the atmosphere. Such ap-plications are found, for example, in agricultural irrigation and drilling for fresh water and low-temperature geothermal water. The need for a simple and inexpensive metering method may arise where the installation of accurate metering is not practical and/or too ex-pensive. In this paper, image processing approach is used to draw the trajectory of the wa-ter flow from the pipe and deduce its equation for metering its flow rate. Also, the relation between the pump power and the trajectory has been built.

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