Applying neural networks to detect the failures of turbines in thermal power facilities

Kai Ying Chen*, Long Sheng Chen, Mu-Chen Chen, Chia Lung Lee

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Due to the growing demand on electricity, how to improve the efficiency of equipment has become one of the critical issues in a thermal power plant. Related works reported that efficiency and availability depend heavily on high reliability and maintainability. Recently, the concept of e-maintenance has been introduced to reduce the cost of maintenance. In e-maintenance systems, the intelligent fault detection system plays a crucial role for identifying failures. Machine learning techniques are at the core of such intelligent systems and can greatly influence their performance. Applying these techniques to fault detection makes it possible to shorten shutdown maintenance and thus increase the capacity utilization rates of equipment. Therefore, this work applies Back-propagation Neural Networks (BPN) to analyze the failures of turbines in thermal power facilities. Finally, a real case from a thermal power plant is provided to evaluate the effectiveness.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationIEEM 2009 - IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management
PublisherIEEE
Pages708-711
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781424448708
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2009
EventIEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2009 - Hong Kong, China
Duration: 8 Dec 200911 Dec 2009

Publication series

NameIEEM 2009 - IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management

Conference

ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2009
CountryChina
CityHong Kong
Period8/12/0911/12/09

Keywords

  • Fault detection
  • Feature selection
  • Machine learning
  • Maintenance
  • Neural networks

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