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学术报告第201764期

发布时间:2017-11-15 编辑:朱平 来源:

报告题目:Alarm Analytics Tools for Industrial Monitoring Systems

报 告 人:Tongwen Chen院士(阿尔伯塔大学(加拿大))

报告时间:112110:00

报告地点:南一楼中314

Abstract:

In operating industrial facilities, alarm systems are configured to notify operators about any abnormal situation. The industrial standards (EEMUA and ISA) suggest that on average an operator should not receive more than six alarms per hour. This is, however, rarely the case in practice as the number of alarms each operator receives is far more than the standard.

There exist strong industrial needs and economic benefits for better interpreting and managing the alarms, and redesigning the alarm systems to reduce false and nuisance alarms, and increase the alarm accuracy. In this talk, we plan to summarize our recent work in this new area, targeting a quantitative and data based approach, called alarm analytics, and presenting a new set of tools for alarm visualization, performance evaluation and analysis, and rationalization design, thereby to help industrial processes to comply with the new standards. Topics to be discussed include

  • How to present alarm information from a unit/plant/area?

  • How to quantify and improve alarm accuracy and alarm chattering?

  • How to study and cluster historical alarm floods?

  • How to capture connectivity and causality from process and alarm data?

  • What is recent development on advanced alarm monitoring?

The tools have been tested with real industrial data and used by process engineers in Canada and elsewhere.

 

Speaker BiographyTongwen Chen is presently a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. He received the BEng degree in Automation and Instrumentation from Tsinghua University (Beijing) in 1984, and the MASc and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto in 1988 and 1991, respectively. His research interests include computer and network based control systems, event triggered control, process safety and alarm systems, and their applications to the process and power industries. He has served as an Associate Editor for several international journals, including IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Automatica, and Systems and Control Letters. He is a Fellow of IEEE, IFAC, as well as Canadian Academy of Engineering.