Measuring pressure directly in the networkLocation, location, location
When a water utility measures pressure in the network, there are several considerations that need to be taken into account in order to obtain useful measurements. The most important factor is where the pressure is measured. If the measurement of pressure is done within the individual households, you will miss a significant amount of information.
Due to the dimensional differences between the distribution network and the earth- and service pipes, pressure surges are suppressed considerably, which means that you, in effect, cannot register these properly.
In addition, local changes in pressure and flow in the household has a tendency to interfere with the measurement. Therefore, it is more relevant to conduct the measurements directly in the distribution pipes.