Intelligent monitoring interfaces for coal fired power plant boiler trips: A review

N. N.M. Nistah, F. Motalebi, Y. Samyudia, Firas Basim Ismail

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A major source of contemporary power is a Coal-fired Power Plant. These power plants have the capacity to continuously supply electricity to almost 500,000 residential and business units. An essential component of a Coal-fired Power plant is automation. A feature of this automation is an Intelligent System developed for the Power Plant. These Intelligent Systems have different configurations and design. This research studies the various Intelligent Monitoring Interfaces developed for Coal-fired Power Plant Trips, their advantages, disadvantages and proposes a new Intelligent Monitoring Interface that would alleviate the disadvantages of the existing systems. Current systems that use Neural Network models are investigated. The improved Intelligent Monitoring Interface as proposed in this paper is a modification of the existing monitoring system for the Coal-fired Power Plant Boiler Trips. It is expected to improve the overall system by implementing remote accessibility and interactability between the plant operator and the control system interface. The interface will also assist the operator by providing guidelines to troubleshoot the identified trips and the remote server application will allow data collected to be viewed anytime, anywhere.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)593-601
Number of pages9
JournalPertanika Journal of Science and Technology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2014


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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