LSTM Based Prediction and Time-Temperature Varying Rate Fusion for Hydropower Plant Anomaly Detection: A Case Study

  • Jin Yuan
  • Yi Wang
  • Kesheng WangEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 484)


Data-driven based predictive maintenance is vital in hydropower plant management, since early detections on the emerging problem can save invaluable time and cost. The overheating of bearings of turbines and generators is one of the major problems for the continuous operations of hydropower plants. A reliable forecast of bearing temperature helps designers in preparing future bearings and setting up the operating range of bearing temperatures. In this study, the fusion algorithm between Long Short Term Memory (LSTM) neural networks based effective slide-window regression model with time-temperature varying rate based anomaly detection framework is developed for detecting component and temporal anomalies of 56 MW Francis Pumped Storage Hydropower (PSH) plant in predictable and noisy domains. Data sets of all sensors were collected for a period of ten year ranging from 2007 to 2017 used for the train and test dataset. The predicted upper guide bearing temperature values were compared with the actual bearing temperature values in order to verify the performance of the model. The data analysis results shows anomaly is validated on the PSH plant.


Hydropower plant Anomaly detection LSTM neural networks Data-driven Predictive maintenance 



The work is supported by MonitorX project, which is granted the Research Council of Norway (grant no. 245317).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Mechanical and Electronic EngineeringShandong Agricultural UniversityTai’anChina
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical and Industrial EngineeringNTNUTrondheimNorway
  3. 3.The School of BusinessPlymouth UniversityPlymouthUK

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