Online conditional anomaly detection in multivariate data for transformer monitoring

Victoria Catterson, Stephen McArthur, Graham Moss
2011 2011 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting  
The Strathprints institutional repository ( is a digital archive of University of Strathclyde research outputs. It has been developed to disseminate open access research outputs, expose data about those outputs, and enable the management and persistent access to Strathclyde's intellectual output. Abstract-Retrofitting condition monitoring systems to aging plant can be problematic, since the particular signature of normal behavior will vary from unit to unit.
more » ... s paper describes a technique for anomaly detection within the context of the conditions experienced by an in-service transformer, such as loading, seasonal weather, and network configuration. The aim is to model the aged but normal behavior for a given transformer, while reducing the potential for anomalies to be erroneously detected. The paper describes how this technique has been applied to two transmission transformers in the UK. A case study of twelve months of data is given, with detailed analysis of anomalies detected during that time.
doi:10.1109/pes.2011.6038911 fatcat:tclmxonxbjd33a4nawdk7ncfpu