Open Science Research Excellence
@article{(International Science Index):,
  title    = {Quality Classification and Monitoring Using Adaptive Metric Distance and Neural Networks: Application in Pickling Process},
  author    = {S. Bouhouche and  M. Lahreche and  S. Ziani and  J. Bast},
  country   = {Algeria},
  institution={Industrial Technologies Research Center (CRTI-DTSI)},
  abstract  = {Modern manufacturing facilities are large scale,
highly complex, and operate with large number of variables under
closed loop control. Early and accurate fault detection and diagnosis
for these plants can minimise down time, increase the safety of plant
operations, and reduce manufacturing costs. Fault detection and
isolation is more complex particularly in the case of the faulty analog
control systems. Analog control systems are not equipped with
monitoring function where the process parameters are continually
visualised. In this situation, It is very difficult to find the relationship
between the fault importance and its consequences on the product
failure. We consider in this paper an approach to fault detection and
analysis of its effect on the production quality using an adaptive
centring and scaling in the pickling process in cold rolling. The fault
appeared on one of the power unit driving a rotary machine, this
machine can not track a reference speed given by another machine.
The length of metal loop is then in continuous oscillation, this affects
the product quality. Using a computerised data acquisition system,
the main machine parameters have been monitored. The fault has
been detected and isolated on basis of analysis of monitored data.
Normal and faulty situation have been obtained by an artificial neural
network (ANN) model which is implemented to simulate the normal
and faulty status of rotary machine. Correlation between the product
quality defined by an index and the residual is used to quality
    journal   = {International Journal of Civil, Environmental, Structural, Construction and Architectural Engineering},  volume    = {2},
  number    = {9},
  year      = {2008},
  pages     = {210 - 215},
  ee        = {},
  url       = {},
  bibsource = {},
  issn      = {eISSN:1307-6892},
  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
  index     = {International Science Index 21, 2008},