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Nonlinear Gaussian Belief Network based fault diagnosis for industrial processes


Yu, H and Khan, F and Garaniya, V, Nonlinear Gaussian Belief Network based fault diagnosis for industrial processes, Journal of Process Control, 35 pp. 178-200. ISSN 0959-1524 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.jprocont.2015.09.004


A Nonlinear Gaussian Belief Network (NLGBN) based fault diagnosis technique is proposed for industrial processes. In this study, a three-layer NLGBN is constructed and trained to extract useful features from noisy process data. The nonlinear relationships between the process variables and the latent variables are modelled by a set of sigmoidal functions. To take into account the noisy nature of the data, model variances are also introducedto boththeprocess variables andthe latent variables. The three-layer NLGBN is first trained with normal process data using a variational Expectation and Maximization algorithm. During real-time monitoring, the online process data samples are used to update the posterior mean of the top-layer latent variable. The absolute gradient denoted as G-index to update the posterior mean is monitored for fault detection. A multivariate contribution plot is also generated based on the G-index for fault diagnosis. The NLGBN-based technique is verified using two case studies. The results demonstrate that the proposed technique outperforms the conventional nonlinear techniques such as KPCA, KICA, SPA, and Moving Window KPCA.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Online fault diagnosis, Nonlinear and noisy processes, Nonlinear Gaussian Belief Network, PCA, KPCA, KICA, SPA, MWKPCA
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Chemical engineering
Research Field:Process control and simulation
Objective Division:Energy
Objective Group:Environmentally sustainable energy activities
Objective Field:Environmentally sustainable energy activities not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Yu, H (Mr Hongyang Yu)
UTAS Author:Khan, F (Professor Faisal Khan)
UTAS Author:Garaniya, V (Associate Professor Vikram Garaniya)
ID Code:103663
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:39
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2015-10-23
Last Modified:2017-11-03

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