Identification of Hidden Failures in Process Control Systems Based on the HMG Method

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This paper presents a function-oriented system analysis method that gains knowledge about properties of technical systems, including system capabilities that can appear as sources of incipient failures. Such failures have a significant role in connection with process control systems, since they can cause the systems to become overloaded and even unstable, if they remain hidden. The method uses a particular terminology to contribute to the identification of system properties, including goals, functions, and the capabilities. All identified knowledge about the system is then represented by using a tailored combination of two function-oriented methods, Multilevel Flow Modelling (MFM) and Goal Tree-Success Tree (GTST). The features of the method, called Hybrid MFM-GTST, are described and demonstrated by using an example of a process control system. (C) 1998 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Intelligent Systems
Issue number2-3
Pages (from-to)159-179
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Event4th International Fuzzy Systems and Intelligent Control Conference (FLINS 96) - Maui, Hawaii, United States
Duration: 8 Apr 199611 Apr 1996
Conference number: 4


Conference4th International Fuzzy Systems and Intelligent Control Conference (FLINS 96)
CountryUnited States
CityMaui, Hawaii
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