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Fault detection in dynamic processes using a simplified monitoring-specific CVA state space modelling approach

Lookup NU author(s): Shallon Stubbs, Dr Jie ZhangORCiD, Emeritus Professor Julian Morris



State space models have been successfully used for the modelling, control and monitoring of dynamic processes with several different approaches employed to derive the state variables of the model. Typically, state-space canonical variate analysis (CVA) modelling requires the estimation of five matrices to fully parameterize the model. This paper proposes a simpler CVA state space model defined by three matrices for the specific purpose of process monitoring. A modified definition of the past vector of inputs and output is proposed in order to facilitate efficient estimation of a reduced set of state space matrices. A sequential procedure for accurate selection of the model state vector dimension is also proposed. The proposed method is applied to the benchmark Tennessee Eastman process and the results show that the proposed method gives comparable and in some cases even better performance than the established CVA state space monitoring methods.

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Author(s): Stubbs S, Zhang J, Morris AJ

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Computers & Chemical Engineering

Year: 2012

Volume: 41

Pages: 77-87

Print publication date: 10/03/2012

Date deposited: 05/06/2014

ISSN (print): 1570-7946

ISSN (electronic): 1873-4375

Publisher: Pergamon


DOI: 10.1016/j.compchemeng.2012.02.009


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