American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Performance Comparison of Passive Fault Tolerant Control Strategy with PI and Fuzzy Control of Single-Tank Level Process with Sensor and System Fault

Himanshukumar R. Patel and Vipul A. Shah

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2019.236.246

American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Volume 12, Issue 2

Pages 236-246


Fault-Tolerant Control (FTC) strategy has gain maximum attention in recent years in chemical industries due to economical and safety hazards perspective. Targeting at the decreasing control performance of the single-tank level control process under the constraint of system and sensor faults, this article presents model-based Passive Fault-Tolerant Control (PFTC) strategy which are based on conventional and artificial intelligence control. The deviation between system outputs and model output are called residuals and are used to detect and identify faults. The mathematical model of single-tank level system is derived from real time process data using process reaction curve method. The paper discusses about the performance comparison between model-based PFTC using fuzzy logic and conventional proportional Plus Integral controller (PI). The proposed PFTC strategy is applied on single-tank level control process with system and sensor faults and verifies the performance of PFTC using fuzzy logic plus conventional PI control and other PFTC configuration. Proposed PFTC using fuzzy logic plus PI control gives better control performance even though fault occurs in the system. The control performance of different PFTC strategies are measured in terms of Mean Square  Error (MSE), Root Mean Square Error (RMSE) and Mean Absolute Error (MAE) indices.


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