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  • An international team from ABB and the Imperial College London/University College London's Centre for process Systems Engineering has initiated a project to reduce the time spent on troubleshooting in processing plants. The project aims at automatically detecting plant-wide disturbances and determining the root causes of disturbances and oscillations in production processes. Researchers at the University have developed methods for computer-aided plant disturbance analysis. The main aim of the researchers is to develop a software application that identifies unwanted plant behavior and its root causes so that operational and maintenance efforts are directed efficiently.

published proceedings

  • ABB Review

author list (cited authors)

  • Horch, A., Hegre, V., Hilmen, K., Melb, H., Benabbas, L., Pistikopoulos, S., Thornhill, N., & Bonavita, N.

complete list of authors

  • Horch, A||Hegre, V||Hilmen, K||Melbø, H||Benabbas, L||Pistikopoulos, S||Thornhill, N||Bonavita, N

publication date

  • July 2005