Bayesian Networks in Decision Support

  • Tomas O. Carlsson
  • Ronald Wennersten
Part of the Power Systems book series (POWSYS)


Since the beginning of industrialism, the complexity of industrial processes has been continuously increasing. In modem plants during normal operation this complexity is handled by the computerised control system. However, some process conditions outside the design of the control system still have to be managed by the human operator. These conditions can be due to equipment malfunction, unknown inputs and disturbances. Due to the complexity and the limited direct process interaction that operators experience, they often have difficulties making the right decisions in these abnormal situations.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tomas O. Carlsson
    • 1
  • Ronald Wennersten
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemical Engineering, Industrial Ecology and Process SafetyRoyal Institute of TechnologyStockholmSweden

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