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.
Continuing Professional Development
This event can contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours as part of the IET's CPD monitoring scheme.
15 Apr 2021
1:00pm - 2:00pm
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.
13.00 - Start
13.50 - Q&A
14.00 - End