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A review of vibration detection methods using accelerometer sensors for water pipeline leakage.

Ismail, Mohd Ismifaizul Mohd; Dziyauddin, Rudzidatul Akmam; Ahmad Salleh, Noor Azurati; Muhammad-Sukki, Firdaus; Bani, Nurul Aini; Izhar, Mohd Azri Mohd; Latiff, L.A.


Mohd Ismifaizul Mohd Ismail

Rudzidatul Akmam Dziyauddin

Noor Azurati Ahmad Salleh

Firdaus Muhammad-Sukki

Nurul Aini Bani

Mohd Azri Mohd Izhar

L.A. Latiff


Water pipeline leakage detection is still an important issue, particularly for the development of smart cities. Thus, this paper reviews water pipeline leakage detection techniques, which can be classified into three different categories, namely software-based, hardware-based and conventional methods. We compare the advantages and disadvantage for all methods in the groups and thoroughly discuss the hardware-based method, which is our focus. Specifications on water pipeline testbeds used in previous works are also highlighted. Since many recent techniques are based on accelerometer or vibration sensors, a comparative study that includes the cost and accuracy in identifying the pipeline leaks is presented. The theoretical computation of the vibration induced from our water pipeline testbed is also demonstrated and compared with the actual vibration data collected from experimental works using three different sensors, namely, MPU6050, MMA7361 and ADXL335.


ISMAIL, M.I.M., DZIYAUDDIN, R.A., AHMAD SALLEH, N.A., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F., BANI, N.A., IZHAR, M.A.M. and LATIFF, L.A. 2019. A review of vibration detection methods using accelerometer sensors for water pipeline leakage. IEEE access [online], 7, pages 5165-51981. Available from:

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Dec 20, 2018
Online Publication Date Jan 30, 2019
Publication Date Apr 29, 2019
Deposit Date Feb 14, 2019
Publicly Available Date Feb 14, 2019
Journal IEEE access
Electronic ISSN 2169-3536
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 7
Pages 51965-51981
Keywords Water pipeline; Pipeline leakage; Vibration leak detection; Accelerometer; Pipeline test bed
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