2017. Vol.20. No. 3, pp. 19-22
Automatic Health Monitoring of the Equipment of the Production and Transport Complex
The purpose in view — improving the safety and efficiency of companies in the processing and transport industries by health monitoring of their equipment — is still a relevant problem to be addressed.
Technically the purpose is achieved by simultaneous monitoring of all equipment that makes up a processing complex using the COMPACS® machine monitoring systems. The monitoring result is a set of diagnoses made for all pieces of equipment at adjacent time intervals, when the health had not significantly changed. The diagnosis is formed based on the algorithms of the expert system, which provide an automatic detection of the type and danger level of equipment malfunctions, as well as the factors that cause destructive loads on it and accelerate the development of malfunctions. The expert system conclusions clearly indicate to the personnel the actions to be taken to eliminate the malfunction, and to overcome the disturbing factors.
The single platform COMPACS® systems monitor health of various equipment during its life milestones. Within one plant all systems can be combined into a single automated control system providing safe resource-saving operation.
The paper has solved the following issues:
– the authors have developed the methodical backgrounds, and created hardware and software that ensure automatic monitoring of the plant health through the health of its equipment;
– a large number of health monitoring tools have been implemented and tested;
– the authors have created the technology of equipment operation according to its maximum running time with a minimum operational risk.
Keywords: diagnostics, malfunction, rolling stock, safety, reliability, technology, expert system.