Univariate Process Monitoring Using Multiscale Shewhart Charts Conference Paper uri icon

abstract

  • © 2014 IEEE. Monitoring charts play an important role in statistical quality control. Shewhart charts are among the most commonly used charts in process monitoring, and have seen many extensions for improved performance. Unfortunately, measured practical data are usually contaminated with noise, which degrade the detection abilities of the conventional Shewhart chart by increasing the rate of false alarms. Therefore, the effect of noise needs to be suppressed for enhanced process monitoring. Wavelet-based multiscale representation of data, which is a powerful feature extraction tool, has shown good abilities to efficiently separate deterministic and stochastic features. In this paper, the advantages of multiscale representation are exploited to enhance the fault detection performance of the conventional Shewhart chart by developing an integrated multiscale Shewhart algorithm. The performance of the developed algorithm is illustrated using two examples, one using synthetic data, and the other using simulated distillation column data. The simulation results clearly show the effectiveness of the proposed method over the conventional Shewhart chart and the conventional Shewhart chart applied on multiscale pre-filtered data.

author list (cited authors)

  • Sheriff, M. Z., Harrou, F., & Nounou, M.

citation count

  • 12

publication date

  • November 2014

publisher