Nuclear Power Plant Instrumentation Fault Detection Using Fuzzy Logic

Keith E. Holbert, Kang Lin
2012 Science and Technology of Nuclear Installations  
Economic constraints are driving the electric power industry to seek improved methods for monitoring, control, and diagnostics. To increase plant availability, various techniques have been implemented in industry to assess equipment condition to prevent system inoperability. The availability of a large number of measured signals and additional component information and the increasing number of signal processing options to analyze sampled data motivate the assimilation of such diverse
more » ... into a plantwide condition monitor. The use of fuzzy logic is described herein for the purpose of performing the decision making regarding the system status and the possible need for component maintenance. Fuzzy-logic-based diagnostic monitoring is applied to data acquired from instrumentation within operating facilities.
doi:10.1155/2012/421070 fatcat:7b6rrprsmvhgxj3sdcelac45te