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

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages433-437
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Event39th International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC 2004) - Bristol, United Kingdom
Duration: 6 Sep 20048 Sep 2004

Conference

Conference39th International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC 2004)
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBristol
Period6/09/048/09/04

Keywords

  • design
  • decision support system
  • vibration monitoring
  • turbine generators

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    Todd, M., McArthur, S. D. J., West, G. M., & McDonald, J. R. (2004). The design of a decision support system for the vibration monitoring of turbine generators. 433-437. Paper presented at 39th International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC 2004) , Bristol, United Kingdom.