Monitoring nonstationary and dynamic trends for practical process fault diagnosis

Yuanling Lin, Uwe Kruger, Fengshou Gu, Andrew Ball, Qian Chen

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This article introduces a revised common trend framework to monitor nonstationary and dynamic trends in industrial processes and shows needs for each improvement on the basis of three application studies. These improvements relate to (i) the extension of the common trend framework to include sets that contain stationary and nonstationary variables, (ii) handling cases where residuals are not drawn from multivariate normal distributions and (iii) the application of the framework to larger variable sets. Existing work does not adequately address these practically important issues. Industrial application studies highlight the needs for (i) the extended framework to model data sets containing stationary and nonstationary variables, (ii) handling statistics that are not based on normally distributed residuals and (iii) the use of Chigira procedure to robustly extract common trends. The extended framework is compared to traditional approaches.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-158
Number of pages20
JournalControl Engineering Practice
Early online date6 Dec 2018
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2019


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