An Application of Unsupervised Neural Networks Based Condition Monitoring System

  • M. A. Javed
  • A. D. Hope
Conference paper


Integrated condition monitoring for fault identification and maintenance planing is increasingly becoming an indispensable activity in today’s industrial environment. Expert systems and neural networks are emerging to be the latest tools to be applied for condition monitoring. This paper briefly reviews these techniques and describes applications of artificial neural networks in diagnosing the health of various systems.

The application of neural networks discussed here contemplates to devise an intelligent, self-adaptive monitoring module which can be employed in a wider range of industrial environments. The paper describes a general purpose unsupervised neural networks based monitoring system which categorises the operational routines within the individual application environments of a wide range of industrial machinery. The monitor classifies the sensed data into its respective clusters and demonstrate its potential diagnostic capabilities.


Neural Network Artificial Neural Network Condition Monitoring Cluster Centre Adaptive Resonance Theory 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. A. Javed
    • 1
  • A. D. Hope
    • 1
  1. 1.Engineering DivisionSouthampton Institute of Higher EducationSouthamptonUK

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