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Miniaturized water flow and level monitoring system for flood disaster early warning

Ifedapo Abdullahi, Salami and Habaebi, Mohamed Hadi and Gunawan, Teddy Surya and Islam, Md. Rafiqul (2017) Miniaturized water flow and level monitoring system for flood disaster early warning. In: IOP Conf. Series: Materials Science and Engineering 260 (2017), 8-9 August 2017, Kuala Lumpur.

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This study presents the performance of a prototype miniaturised water flow and water level monitoring sensor designed towards supporting flood disaster early warning systems. The design involved selection of sensors, coding to control the system mechanism, and automatic data logging and storage. During the design phase,the apparatus was constructed where all the components were assembled using locally sourced items. Subsequently, under controlled laboratory environment, the system was tested by running water through the inlet during which the flow rate and rising water levels are automatically recorded and stored in a database via Microsoft Excel using Coolterm software. The system is simulated such that the water level readings measured in centimeters is output in meters using a multiplicative of 10. A total number of 80 readings were analyzed to evaluate the performance of the system. The result shows that the system is sensitive to water level rise and yielded accurate measurement of water level. But, the flow rate fluctuates due to the manual water supply that produced inconsistent flow. It was also observed that the flow sensor has a duty cycle of 50% of operating time under normal condition which implies that the performance of the flow sensor is optimal. KEY WORDS: Flood Monitoring, Early Warning System.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 6727/59367
Uncontrolled Keywords: Flood Monitoring, Early Warning System.
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK7800 Electronics. Computer engineering. Computer hardware. Photoelectronic devices
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Mohamed Hadi Habaebi
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2017 16:23
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2018 11:27
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/59367

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