CONTROLO 2016 pp 265-274 | Cite as

Monitoring and Simulation of Gas Pipelines Through Quadripole Models

  • S. T. BaltazarEmail author
  • T.-P. Azevedo Perdicoúlis
  • P. Lopes dos Santos
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 402)


In this paper we propose to model a high pressure gas network using a quadripole approach. Although being simple, the proposed model seems to be adequate to network analysis and control, and is directly extendible to more complex networks, i.e., networks with junctions and loops. The model is proven to be liable on a case study constructed from data supplied by REN Gasodutos, where we investigate the effect of a leakage on the mass flow and pressure along the pipeline with the final objective to define a model based methodology for leakage detection and location.


Inverse approach Leakage detection Gas networks Quadripole models Modelling Large scale systems 



The authors are very grateful to the reviewers for their insightful comments that greatly contributed to improve the work. The second author would like to thank FCT (Project ref. UID/EEA/00048/2013) for their support to this research and its dissemination.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. T. Baltazar
    • 1
    Email author
  • T.-P. Azevedo Perdicoúlis
    • 2
  • P. Lopes dos Santos
    • 3
  1. 1.Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD)Vila RealPortugal
  2. 2.UTAD and ISR-CoimbraVila RealPortugal
  3. 3.Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do PortoPortoPortugal

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