Case-Based Reasoning in Web Break Sensitivity Evaluation in a Paper Machine
Timo Ahola, and Kauko Leiviskä
University of Oulu, Department of Process and Environmental Engineering, P.O.Box 4300, FIN- 90014 University of Oulu, Finland
This paper proposes a new approach for monitoring the the paper web break tendency in modern paper machines. The approach combines linguistic equations and fuzzy logic in a case-based reasoning framework. The development is based on actual mill data and simulations, and early prototyping is used to validate the approach in practice. The system has been tested on two Finnish paper machines with encouraging results showing good possibility for actual mill-scale application.