ISA transactions | 2019
Intelligent diagnosis method for machinery by sequential auto-reorganization of histogram.
This paper proposes an intelligent sequential diagnosis method for plant machinery using statistical filter (SF), signal histogram and genetic programming (GP). The SF is used to cancel noise from the measured vibration signal for raising the accuracy of fault diagnosis. Since the vibration signal measured for the condition diagnosis conforms to various probability distributions, histograms are used to reflect the signal features instead of the conventional symptom parameters (SPs). Then, the genetic programming (GP) is used to generate new variables termed integrated symptom parameters (GP-ISPs) from the histogram. GP-ISPs obtained by the auto-reorganized histogram can reflect features and raise the sensitivity of the fault diagnosis by the greatest amount possible. Furthermore, a sequential diagnosis algorithm using GP-ISPs is also proposed to realize precise diagnosis for distinguishing fault types. Finally, the effectiveness of the proposed method is verified by applying it to the fault diagnosis of a centrifugal blower. The proposed method has wide applicability and is practical in the field of machinery fault diagnosis.