Research on Estimating Peak Water Demands and Measuring Pressure Losses in Premise Plumbing Systems
Steven Buchberger, Tao Li, Toritseju Omaghomi, Gary Klein, William M. Healy
A protocol is described for conducting a survey to monitor instantaneous peak water use in non-residential buildings using a new wireless sensor network technology. The protocol enables compilation of a nationally representative water use database from which key parameters can be extracted and then applied to calibrate the Water Demand Calculator for predicting instantaneous peak water demand in non-residential buildings. In addition, the report summarizes a conceptual plan for a laboratory facility for conducting experiments to determine flow pressure loss across fittings and other hydraulic appurtenances commonly found in modern premise plumbing systems.
, Li, T.
, Omaghomi, T.
, Klein, G.
and Healy, W.
Research on Estimating Peak Water Demands and Measuring Pressure Losses in Premise Plumbing Systems, Grant/Contract Reports (NISTGCR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://doi.org/10.6028/NIST.GCR.22-036, https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=935656
(Accessed March 5, 2024)