An Expert System Based on Parametric Net to Support Motor Pump Multi-Failure Diagnostic

  • Flavia Cristina Bernardini
  • Ana Cristina Bicharra Garcia
  • Inhaúma Neves Ferraz
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Early failure detection in motor pumps is an important issue in prediction maintenance. An efficient condition-monitoring scheme is capable of providing warning and predicting the faults at early stages. Usually, this task is executed by humans. The logical progression of the condition-monitoring technologies is the automation of the diagnostic process. To automate the diagnostic process, intelligent diagnostic systems are used. Many researchers have explored artificial intelligence techniques to diagnose failures in general. However, all papers found in literature are related to a specific problem that can appear in many different machines. In real applications, when the expert analyzes a machine, not only one problem appears, but more than one problem may appear together. So, it is necessary to propose new methods to assist diagnosis looking for a set of occurring fails. For some failures, there are not sufficient instances that can ensure good classifiers induced by available machine learning algorithms. In this work, we propose a method to assist fault diagnoses in motor pumps, based on vibration signal analysis, using expert systems. To attend the problems related to motor pump analyses, we propose a parametric net model for multi-label problems. We also show a case study in this work, showing the applicability of our proposed method.


Expert System Machine Learning Algorithm Abstract Feature Machine Fault Motor Pump 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Flavia Cristina Bernardini
    • 1
  • Ana Cristina Bicharra Garcia
    • 1
  • Inhaúma Neves Ferraz
    • 1
  1. 1.ADDLabs — Active Documentation Design LaboratoryUFF — Universidade Federal FluminenseBoa Viagem, NiteróiBrazil

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