Online mass flow prediction in CFB boilers

Andriy Ivannikov, Mykola Pechenizkiy, Jorn Bakker, Timo Leino, Mikko Jegoroff, Tommi Kärkkäinen, Sami Äyrämö

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Fuel feeding and inhomogeneity of fuel typically cause process fluctuations in the circulating fluidized bed (CFB) process. If control systems fail to compensate for the fluctuations, the whole plant will suffer from fluctuations that are reinforced by the closed-loop controls. This phenomenon causes a reduction of efficiency and lifetime of process components. Therefore, domain experts are interested in developing tools and techniques for getting better understanding of underlying processes and their mutual dependencies in CFB boilers. In this paper we consider an application of data mining technology to the analysis of time series data from a pilot CFB reactor. Namely, we present a rather simple and intuitive approach for online mass flow prediction in CFB boilers. This approach is based on learning and switching regression models. Additionally, noise canceling, and windowing mechanisms are used for improving the robustness of online prediction. We validate our approach with a set of simulation experiments with real data collected from the pilot CFB boiler.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Data Mining. Applications and Theoretical Aspects
Subtitle of host publication9th Industrial Conference, ICDM 2009 proceedings
EditorsPetra Perner
Place of PublicationBerlin - Heidelberg
ISBN (Electronic) 9783642030666
Publication statusPublished - 2009
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventAdvances in data mining : applications and theoretical aspects : 9th Industrial Conference, ICDM 2009 - Leipzig, Germany
Duration: 20 Jul 200922 Jul 2009

Publication series

SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science


ConferenceAdvances in data mining : applications and theoretical aspects
Abbreviated titleICDM 2009

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