Faults diagnosis using self-organizing maps: A case study on the DAMADICS benchmark problem
Andrzej Katunin, Marcin Amarowicz, Paweł Chrzanowski
Citation: Proceedings of the 2015 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, M. Ganzha, L. Maciaszek, M. Paprzycki (eds). ACSIS, Vol. 5, pages 1673–1681 (2015)
Abstract. This paper deals with a method of faults detection and identification based on the clusterization of the multiple diagnostic signals. Various types of faults and character of their occurrence were simulated using DAMADICS Benchmark Process Control System. A great advantage of the applied approach based on self-organizing (Kohonen) maps is that even the smallest differences in signals allow for detection, isolation and identification of type of occurred faults with respect to the healthy condition of the investigated system based on the unsupervised learning. It was shown that in some cases the faults, which are undetectable during monitoring of simple heuristic and statistical parameters and other previously applied methods, are recognizable when the approach based on self-organizing maps is applied. The case studies presented in this paper show the faults detection procedure as well as clusterization of types and successful classification of almost all the unique faulty states of the investigated system.