On-line Fault Diagnosis of Produced Water Treatment with Multilevel Flow Modeling

Emil Krabbe Nielsen*, Stefan Jespersen, Xinxin Zhang, Ole Ravn, Morten Lind

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Making sense of alarms can be difficult on oil and gas platforms. Multilevel Flow Modeling provides a structure for modelling plant functionality and inferring causes for alarms and predicting consequences. Currently, Multilevel Flow Modeling has limited application for on-line fault diagnosis. Based on a fault emulated on a pilot plant for offshore produced water treatment, Multilevel Flow Modeling is used for reasoning about causes for triggered alarms. The inferred causes are analysed to investigate the current maturity of Multilevel Flow Modeling for on-line diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish
Book seriesI F A C Workshop Series
Issue number8
Pages (from-to)225-232
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018


  • Multilevel Flow Modeling
  • Plantwide Fault Diagnosis
  • Produced Water Treatment


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