Condition Monitoring of Internal Combustion Engines in Thermal Power Plants Based on Control Charts and Adapted Nelson Rules

Fernanda Mitchelly Vilas Boas, Luiz Eduardo Borges-da-Silva, Helcio Francisco Villa-Nova, Erik Leandro Bonaldi, Levy Ely Lacerda Oliveira, Germano Lambert-Torres, Frederico de Oliveira Assuncao, Claudio Inacio de Almeida Costa, Mateus Mendes Campos, Wilson Cesar Sant'Ana, Josue Lacerda, Jose Luiz Marques da Silva Junior (+1 others)
2021 Energies  
In thermal power plants, the internal combustion engines are constantly subjected to stresses, requiring a continuous monitoring system in order to check their operating conditions. However, most of the time, these monitoring systems only indicate if the monitored parameters are in nonconformity close to the occurrence of a catastrophic failure—they do not allow a predictive analysis of the operating conditions of the machine. In this paper, a statistical model, based on the statistical control
more » ... process and Nelson Rules, is proposed to analyze the operational conditions of the machine based on the supervisory system data. The statistical model is validated through comparisons with entries of the plant logbook. It is demonstrated that the results obtained with the proposed statistical model match perfectly with the entries of the logbook, showing our model to be a promising tool for making decisions concerning maintenance in the plant.
doi:10.3390/en14164924 fatcat:u6cphddcyzb43lpvu2zylijyoy