Development of a tube ball mill mathematical model for mill condition and safety monitoring

Zachariades, Paschalis (2015). Development of a tube ball mill mathematical model for mill condition and safety monitoring. University of Birmingham. Ph.D.


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The PhD research project is to examine if it is possible to minimize the mill faults and fires in the Tube Ball mill operation by using a model based approach. The research outcome proves that the risks of mill fault can be monitored and alerted by implementing the model based on-line condition monitoring software that developed through the PhD project.
Coal fired power stations nowadays regularly use coal with higher volatile contents and Biomass materials to satisfy the government regulations on sustainable and renewable energy. This greatly increases the risks of explosions or fires in milling plants. However, there are no acceptable measurement methods available at the present and it is difficult to identify if there will be a fire in the mill. Therefore, the project is carried out from the study mill mathematical model to mill condition monitoring.
Monitoring the mill operation conditions only based on currently available on-site measurement without requiring any extra hardware is a cost effective solution and will pose a great challenge. A mathematical model of coal mills is developed using computational intelligent algorithms for prediction of potential mill faults.

Type of Work: Thesis (Doctorates > Ph.D.)
Award Type: Doctorates > Ph.D.
College/Faculty: Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School or Department: School of Engineering, Department of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering
Funders: None/not applicable
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering


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