Feature Extraction from Indirect Monitoring in Marine Oil Separation Systems

Sensors (Basel). 2018 Sep 19;18(9):3159. doi: 10.3390/s18093159.


In this article, a study of characteristic vibrations of marine oils separation system is presented. Vibrations analysis allows for the extraction of representative features that could be related to the lifetime of their pieces. Actual measurements were carried out on these systems on Ro-Pax vessels to transport passengers and freight. The vibrations obtained were processed in the frequency domain and following this, they were used in a Genetic Neuro-Fuzzy System in order to design new predictive maintenance strategies. The obtained results show that these techniques as a promising strategy can be utilized to determine incipient faults.

Keywords: Genetic Neuro-Fuzzy; oil separator; signal processing; vibration.