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A probabilistic multivariate method for fault diagnosis of industrial processes


Yu, H and Khan, F and Garaniya, V, A probabilistic multivariate method for fault diagnosis of industrial processes, Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 104 pp. 306-318. ISSN 0263-8762 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.cherd.2015.08.026


A probabilistic multivariate fault diagnosis technique is proposed for industrial processes. The joint probability density function containing essential features of normal operation is constructed considering dependency among the process variables. The dependence structures are modelled using Gaussian copula. The Gaussian copula uses rank correlation coefficients to capture the nonlinear relationships between process variables. For realtime monitoring, the probability of each online data samples is computed under the joint probability density function. Those samples having probabilities violating a predetermined control limit are classified to be faulty. For fault diagnosis, the reference dependence structures ofthe process variables are first determined from normal process data. These reference structures are then compared with those obtained from the faulty data samples. This assists in identifying the root-cause variable(s). The proposed technique is tested on two case studies: a nonlinear numerical example and an industrial case. The performance of the proposed technique is observed to be superior to the conventional statistical methods, such as PCA and MICA.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Fault detection, Fault diagnosis, Nonlinear processes, Multivariate Gaussian copula
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Electronics, sensors and digital hardware
Research Field:Industrial electronics
Objective Division:Manufacturing
Objective Group:Instrumentation
Objective Field:Industrial instruments
UTAS Author:Yu, H (Mr Hongyang Yu)
UTAS Author:Garaniya, V (Associate Professor Vikram Garaniya)
ID Code:103187
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:25
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2015-09-24
Last Modified:2017-11-03

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