Research Projects

Software Module for Efficiency Assessment of the Hydraulic Pumps in Service for Drinkable Water Systems

A software tool (desktop and mobile) has been developed for the efficiency assessment of hydraulic generators' operation installed in Timisoara's drinkable water system and beyond. The diagnostic is computed based on QR codes and the traffic light system using three colors: green, for normal operation, yellow, for dangerous operation which requires a planned stop and finally red, for abnormal operation requiring an emergency halt.

The diagnostic system has been validated using laboratory experiments and several selected pumps in service for daylight and nighttime use at AQUATIM. Timisoara has more than 300.000 inhabitants, 30.000 foreign students and several hundreds km of pipes delivering drinkable water to the citizens.

The Principal Investigator of the project was interviewed by TeleU about the project results in this video clip:

Principal Investigator
Project Team Sebastian MUNTEAN, Romanian Academy Timisoara (external scientific advisor)
Eng. Daniel Calin MOS, Faculty of Mechanics, Politehnica University Timisoara (project member)
In-situ measurement team for daylight and nighttime service (volunteering students): Ardelean TIMOTEI, Szakal RAUL, Alexandra PETER, Bogdan KADLECZ, Alexandru MARAN
Total Project (Grant) Value
~18690 EUR
Funding Source
AQUATIM Timisoara S.A.
Project Duration
2018.03.27 - 2018.12.31
Research Fields