Advertisement

Development of a Knowledge-Based System for Loop Diagnosis

  • Lih-Yih Liao
  • Hsien-Chang Tang
  • Sam-Suan Chen

Abstract

An accident diagnostic system is developed as an attempt to provide a useful aid for the operators of an experimental loop or a nuclear power plant in the case of emergency condition. Because the current practices in the system diagnosis are not satisfactory, there is an increasing demand on the establishment of various operator decision support systems. The knowledge based system is a new and promising technique which can be used to fulfill this demand. With the capability of automatic reasoning and by incorporating the information about system status, the knowledge based system can simulate the process of human thinking and serve as a good decision support system.

This knowledge based decision support system can be helpful for both a fast, violent accident and a slowly developed accident. Specifically, a fast diagnostic report can be provided for a fast and violent accident of which time is the main concern and a complete diagnostic report can be provided for a slowly developed accident of which complexity is the main concern.

Such a knowledge based decision support system also provides many other equally important advantages, such as the elimination of human error, the automatic validation of signal readings, the establishment of a simulation environment, …, etc. A perspective usage of this system is rather broad and promising.

Keywords

Nuclear Power Plant Alarm Signal Multiple Failure Line Heater Operator Support System 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. 1.
    Hoyes-Roth, et al., “Building Expert System”, Addison-Wesley, Reading, MA, 1983.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    T. Kiguchi, et al., “A knowledge Based System for plant Diagnosis”, 1985 International Topical Meeting on Control, pp.635–642, American Nuclear Society, La Grange Park, Illinois (1985).Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    K.L. Clark and F.G. McCabe, “micro-PROLOG: Programming in Logic”, Logic Programming Associates Ltd., London, England (1983).Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lih-Yih Liao
    • 1
  • Hsien-Chang Tang
    • 1
  • Sam-Suan Chen
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Nuclear Energy ResearchLung-Tan, TaiwanChina

Personalised recommendations