A Probabilistic Machine Learning Approach to Detect Industrial Plant Faults

Wei Xiao
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Fault detection in industrial plants is a hot research area as more and more sensor data are being collected throughout the industrial process. Automatic data-driven approaches are widely needed and seen as a promising area of investment. This paper proposes an effective machine learning algorithm to predict industrial plant faults based on classification methods such as penalized logistic regression, random forest and gradient boosted tree. A fault’s start time and end time are predicted sequentially in two steps by formulating the original prediction problems as classification problems. The algorithms described in this paper won first place in the Prognostics and Health Management Society 2015 Data Challenge.

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fault detection
PHM data challenge
data-driven method
machine learning
random forest
gradient boosted tree
penalized logistic regression
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Data-driven methods for fault detection, diagnosis, and prognosis
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