Industrial Monitoring by Evolving Fuzzy Systems



The industrial monitoring in complex processes with hundreds of variables is faced in this work. The Visbreaker process of the Sines Refinery is the case studied. Firstly dimension reduction is performed by multidimensional scaling, obtaining the process evolution in a three dimensional space. Then an evolving fuzzy system (eFS) is developed to detect eventual malfunction of sensors. This eFS takes the three reduced dimensions as antecedents and classifies the process state into normal and abnormal states. A comparison is made of several strategies for rule creation and evolution, for Takagi-Sugeno and for Mamdani systems. A software platform- the eFSLab (Evolving Fuzzy Systems Laboratory) - , with which this work has been developed, is presented and discussed. The obtained eFS show a good performance, classifying well the state of the process into abnormal-normal condition in about 95% of the cases, with a number of rules between 5 and 8.


Neuro-Fuzzy Modelling

Related Project

CLASSE - Classificação Sintética para Supervisão Industrial (Synthetic Classification for Industrial Supervision)


IFSA2009/EUSFLAT09, the 2009 International Fuzzy Systems Association World Congress and 2009 International Conference of the European Society for Fuzzy Logic and Technology, June 2009

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1"Politehnica" University of Timisoara, Department of Automation and Applied Informatics,