Stator Faults Detection and Diagnosis in Reactor Coolant Pump Using Kohonen Self-organizing Map

  • Smail Haroun
  • Amirouche Nait Seghir
  • Said Touati
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 488)


Nuclear power industries have increasing interest in using fault detection and diagnosis (FDD) methods to improve availability, reliability, and safety of nuclear power plants (NPP). In this paper, a procedure for stator fault detection and severity evaluation on reactor coolant pump (RCP) driven by induction motor is presented. Fault detection system is performed using unsupervised artificial neural networks: the so-called Self-Organizing Maps (SOM). Induction motor stator currents are measured, recorded, and used for feature extraction using Park transform, Zero crossing times signal, and the envelope, then statistical features are calculated from each signal which serves for feeding the neural network, in order to perform the fault diagnosis. This network is trained and validated on experimental data gathered from a three-phase squirrelcage induction motor. It is demonstrated that the strategy is able to correctly identify the stator fault and safe cases. The system is also able to estimate the extent of the stator faults.


Self-Organizing Map Reactor coolant Pump Fault Detection and diagnosis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Smail Haroun
    • 1
  • Amirouche Nait Seghir
    • 1
  • Said Touati
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratoire des Systèmes Electriques et Industriels (LSEI), Faculté d’électronique et InformatiqueUSTHBAlgerAlgérie
  2. 2.Département de Génie électrique (DGE)Centre de Recherche Nucleaire de Birine (CRNB)Ain OusseraAlgerie

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