CCS and Power Systems

Crosscutting Research - Coal Utilization Science

Model-Based Sensor Placement for Component Condition Monitoring and Fault Diagnosis in Fossil Energy

Performer: Texas Tech University System

Project No: FE0005749

Project Description

The overall objective of this work is the development of model-based sensor placement algorithms for maximizing the robustness and effectiveness of the sensor network to monitor the plant health both at the unit level and at the systems level. This will be achieved by developing a two-tier sensor network algorithm capable of performing component condition monitoring and system-level fault diagnosis. The algorithms will be implemented on a coal-based plant-wide simulation of an Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) with a rigorous gasifier model. The work is also extendable to similar fossil energy plants.

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