Fuzzy Logic and Condition Monitoring of Machinery Plant Equipment

Fuzzy Logic and Condition Monitoring of Machinery Plant Equipment

Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 5
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3244-6.ch010
OnDemand PDF Download:
No Current Special Offers


The development of fuzzy logic in the companies mentioned by the authors is meant to automate the plant adaptively. The goal is to reduce downtimes in the plant, and hence, the framework done by the researchers will solve the problems by making the plant intelligent. Fuzzy logic is human concept, potentially applicable to a wide range of processes and tasks that require human intuition and experience. In computer, truth values are either 1 or 0, which correspond to true/false duality. In fuzzy logic, truth is the matter of degree, thus truth-values range between 1 and 0 in a continuous manner. Fuzzy logic is a method for representing information in a way that resembles natural human communication.
Chapter Preview

Other Control Measures For The Plant To Do Proactive Maintenance

Water Control to Avoid Corrosion

Problems arising out of interference of the undesired metallic ions in the processes, the formation of scales and deposits in the equipment like heat exchangers and boilers are frequently encountered in the industry. Phosphonates offer effective solutions to many of these problems with its array of diverse key properties. These products are available in acid form as well as in the form of sodium salts, with each molecule having distinct advantage for specific applications.

Key Properties of phosphonates

  • 1.

    Sequestration: The multivalent metal ions like Calcium, Magnesium, Copper, Zinc etc. can be complexed with Phosphonates at stoichiometric levels, forming a stable water soluble complex that suppresses unwanted effects of metal ions in various processes.

  • 2.

    Threshold Effect: The scalant mixture can be kept in a solution form by a low concentration of Phosphonates (below the stoichiometric levels), exhibiting a threshold effect.

  • 3.

    Hydrolytic Stability: Phosphonates are highly stable and resistant to hydrolysis over a wide range of pH and temperatures unlike polyphosphates.

  • 4.

    Deflocculation (Dispersion): Phosphonates gets adsorbed on the growth sites of scalants. This hinders the growth of crystals from getting cluttered.

  • 5.

    Corrosion Control: Phosphonates in combination with Zinc Phosphate, Molybdate or Nitrate, offers synergistically enhanced corrosion inhibition in water systems compared to any of the individual components.

  • 6.

    Chlorine Stability: In the industry, Chlorine is used as an oxidizing agent as well as a biocide. Phosphonates are stable in systems containing chlorine.


How To Do Cbm In The Plant

The plant can be monitored closely using Intelligency and can be made to illustrate what the author is emphasizing on.

Complete Chapter List

Search this Book: