This book provides a guided tour along the wide range of ML methods that have proven useful in process industry. Step-by-step instructions, supported with real process datasets, show how to develop ML-based solutions for process monitoring, predictive maintenance, fault diagnosis, soft sensing, and process control.
This book provides an application-focused exposition of modern ML tools that have proven useful in process industry and hands-on illustrations on how to develop ML-based solutions for process monitoring, predictive maintenance, fault diagnosis, inferential modeling, dimensionality reduction, and process control. This book considers unique characteristics of industrial process data and uses real data from industrial systems for illustrations. With the focus on practical implementation and minimal programming or ML prerequisites, the book covers the gap in available ML resources for industrial practitioners. The authors of this book have drawn from their years of experience in developing data-driven industrial solutions to provide a guided tour along the wide range of available ML methods and declutter the world of machine learning. The readers will find all the resources they need to deal with high-dimensional, correlated, noisy, corrupted, multimode, and nonlinear process data.
The book has been divided into four parts. Part 1 provides a perspective on the importance of ML in process systems engineering and lays down the basic foundations of ML. Part 2 provides in-detail presentation of classical ML techniques and has been written keeping in mind the various characteristics of industrial process systems. Part 3 is focused on artificial neural networks and deep learning. Part 4 covers the important topic of deploying ML solutions over web and shows how to build a production-ready process monitoring web application.
Broadly, the book covers the following:
- Varied applications of ML in process industry
- Fundamentals of machine learning workflow
- Practical methodologies for pre-processing industrial data
- Classical ML methods and their application for process monitoring, fault diagnosis, and soft sensing
- Deep learning and its application for predictive maintenance
- Reinforcement learning and its application for process control
- Deployment of ML solution over web