Knowledge-Based Diagnosis in a Fuel Tank Production Plant

  • Pieter Blanksma
  • Francesco Esposito
  • Markus Seyfarth
  • Daniele Theseider Dupré
  • Stuart Younger
Conference paper


In this paper we discuss the adoption of a knowledge based diagnostic approach for the diagnosis of production lines, within the European project “Intelligent Monitoring, Diagnostics and Maintenance System in Flexible Production” (Intell-diag). In particular, we present the application to one of the business cases considered in the project, a fuel tank production line including robotized welding stations. The approach is based on a fault tree analysis and navigation in the fault tree.


Business Case Fault Tree Flexible Production Fault Tree Analysis Robot Station 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pieter Blanksma
    • 1
  • Francesco Esposito
    • 2
  • Markus Seyfarth
    • 3
  • Daniele Theseider Dupré
    • 4
    • 6
  • Stuart Younger
    • 5
  1. 1.Alutech Nederland B.V.Nederlands
  2. 2.Centro Ricerche FiatItaly
  3. 3.Reis RoboticsGermany
  4. 4.Università del Piemonte OrientaleItaly
  5. 5.British Maritime TechnologyUK
  6. 6.Dipartimento di InformaticaUniversità del Piemonte OrientaleItaly

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