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Energy usage modelling as a condition monitoring tool

Knowles, Michael and Baglee, David (2011) Energy usage modelling as a condition monitoring tool. In: 7th International Conference on Modelling in Industrial Maintenance and Reliability (MIMAR 2011), 18-19 Apr 2011, Cambridge, UK.

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Businesses and organizations are facing increasing pressures to reduce energy consumption in order to reduce both costs and carbon emissions. The link between maintenance and energy consumption is widely known but has received little coverage in terms of quantification or as an indicator of equipment condition. Our premise is that energy consumption can be used as both a condition measurement and as an indicator of maintenance effectiveness. Unlike other measures, however, energy usage cannot be assessed using simple static thresholds, averages or other statistical calculations since energy consumption is in most instances a function of variables such as time, equipment use, temperature conditions and others. In this paper we follow a discussion of the link between energy efficiency and maintenance with a discussion of the application of energy monitoring in this area. We will then present a tool to monitor energy usage using Gaussian mixture models to detect abnormal usage patterns. The paper is concluded with recommendations for future work.

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Additional Information: ISBN: 978-0-905091-26-6
Depositing User: Michael Knowles


Item ID: 1003
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ORCID for Michael Knowles: ORCID iD
ORCID for David Baglee: ORCID iD

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Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2011 11:35
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2019 15:32


Author: Michael Knowles ORCID iD
Author: David Baglee ORCID iD

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Faculty of Technology
Faculty of Technology > School of Engineering


Engineering > Electrical Engineering

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