Degradation modelling in process control applications

Degradation of industrial equipment is often influenced by how a system is operated, with certain 

operating points likely to accelerate degradation. The ability to mitigate degradation of an industrial 

system would result in improved performance and decreased costs of operation. The webinar shows ways for

 managing degradation by adjusting the operating conditions of a system. 

 

The case study focuses on degradation of compressors working in a compressor station. A compressor 

station is typically a part of a gas transport network and provides a boost for transporting the gas to the 

receivers. Improving the operation of a compressor station would thus improve the performance of the whole network. 

One framework presented in the webinar focuses on management of degradation of the compressors and the other 

one considers the impact of degradation on power consumption of the whole station. 

 

The webinar will also discuss steps and directions for future work in degradation management to facilitate 

the technology transfer from academic to industrial implementation.

 

This webinar is being presented by the IET Control & Automation Technical Network PhD Award winner 

for 2020 and will be based around the thesis.  This award aims to recognise research excellence in the 

Control & Automation field at PhD level and is open to all relevant PhD students in the general area of 

control and automation.

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Time

15 Apr 2021

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Calendar
Add to Calendar 04/15/2021 13:00 04/15/2021 14:00 Degradation modelling in process control applications The webinar will also discuss steps and directions for future work in degradation management to facilitate the technology transfer from academic to industrial implementation.

Organiser

Control and Automation TPN

Registration Information

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Speakers

Marta Zagorowska

Marta Zagorowska

Research Associate - Imperial College London

Marta is currently a Research Associate at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Imperial 

College London. She obtained her PhD in 2020 at Imperial College London under the 

supervision of Prof Nina Thornhill and Dr Charlotte Skourup from ABB in Oslo. During her studies, she spent 

20 months with ABB in Oslo, the industrial partner of her PhD. Her interests lie in optimisation and control 

of industrial systems, focusing in particular on the intersection between applications and theory.

Location

Online

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United Kingdom

Programme

13.00 - Start

13.50 - Q&A

14.00 - End