Process Monitoring Platform based on Industry 4.0 tools: a waste-to-energy plant case study

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  • Outotec GmbH


This work presents a process data analytics platform built around the concept of industry 4.0. The platform utilizes the state-of-the-art industry internet of things (IIoT) platforms, machine learning (ML) algorithms and big-data software tools. The industrial applicability of the platform was demonstrated by the development of soft sensors for use in a waste-to-energy (WTE) plant. In the case study, the work studied data-driven soft sensors to predict syngas heating value and hot flue gas temperature. From data-driven models, the neural network based nonlinear autoregressive with external input (NARX) model demonstrated better performance in prediction of both syngas heating value and flue gas temperature in a WTE process.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication4th Conference on Control and Fault Tolerant Systems (SysTol)
Publication statusPublished - 14 Oct 2019
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Control and Fault-Tolerant Systems - Casabalanca, Morocco
Duration: 18 Sep 201920 Sep 2019
Conference number: 4

Publication series

NameConference on Control and Fault Tolerant Systems (SysTol)
ISSN (Print)2162-1195
ISSN (Electronic)2162-1209


ConferenceInternational Conference on Control and Fault-Tolerant Systems
Abbreviated titleSysTol
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    Research areas

  • Industrial internet of things , machine learning , waste-to-energy , soft sensor, machine learning, waste-to-energy, soft sensor, Cloud computing, Data analysis, Temperature sensors, Data models, Automation

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