Citation: COMPUTERS & CHEMICAL ENGINEERING Volume: 23 Issue: 7 Pages: 899-906
Abstract: An integrated framework for process monitoring and diagnosis is presented which combines wavelets for feature extraction from dynamic transient signals and an unsupervised neural network for identification of operational states. Multiscale wavelet analysis is used to determine the singularities of transient signals which represent the features characterising the transients. This simultaneously reduces the dimensionality of the data and removes noise components. A modified version of the adaptive resonance theory is developed, which is designated ARTnet and uses wavelet feature extraction as the substitute of the data pre-processing unit. ARTnet is proved to be more effective in dealing with noise contained in the transient signals while retains being an unsupervised and recursive clustering approach. The work is reported in two parts. The first part is focused on feature extraction using wavelets. The second part describes ARTnet and its application to a case study of a refinery fluid catalytic cracking process.