Strathprints logo
Strathprints Home | Open Access | Browse | Search | User area | Copyright | Help | Library Home | SUPrimo

The design of a decision support system for the vibration monitoring of turbine generators

Todd, M. and McArthur, S.D.J. and West, G.M. and McDonald, J.R. (2004) The design of a decision support system for the vibration monitoring of turbine generators. In: 39th International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC 2004), 2004-09-06 - 2004-09-08, Bristol.

Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)

Abstract

Condition Monitoring (CM) systems monitor the health of expensive plant items such as turbine generators. They interpret turbine parameters by signaling an alarm when pre-defined limits are breached. Often these alarms have no further operational consequence but still require investigation by an expert. This is a time consuming and laborious process due to the volume of data interpreted for each alarm. In order to reduce the burden of alarm assessment, a Decision Support System (DSS) is proposed. The DSS will feature a Routine Alarm Assessment (RAA) module which provides an initial analysis of the alarms, highlighting those with no further operational consequence and enabling the expert to focus on those which indicate a genuine problem with the turbine. The structured approach taken to capture and document the expert knowledge on RAA along with the generation of a module specification and the selected IS techniques are outlined. The implementation of an RAA prototype is discussed along with how this will act as a foundation for a full alarm interpretation and fault diagnostic system.

Item type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
ID code: 38445
Keywords: design, decision support system, vibration monitoring, turbine generators , Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Subjects: Technology > Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Department: Faculty of Engineering > Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Unknown Department
Professional Services > Corporate Services Directorate
Related URLs:
    Depositing user: Pure Administrator
    Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2012 14:22
    Last modified: 17 Jul 2013 15:18
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/38445

    Actions (login required)

    View Item