Real-Time Performance Evaluation of the Combustion Process of Coke Oven
Qi Lei*,** and Di Zhu*
*School of Automation, Central South University
No.932 South Lushan Road, Changsha, Hunan 410083, China
**Hubei Key Laboratory of Advanced Control and Intelligent Automation for Complex Systems
No.388 Lumo Road, Hongshan District, Wuhan, Hubei 430074, China
Real-time performance assessment is one of the main methods to guarantee the steady operation of production during the combustion process of a coke oven. In this study, a real-time assessment method is proposed for this combustion process based on the analytic hierarchy process (AHP) and intuitionistic multiplicative preference relation. Relevant scholars, senior engineers, and elite workers participated in this project to build the AHP model with three aspects (i.e. safety, stability, and economic benefit) and perform pairwise comparisons of criteria and sub-criteria through group decisions. To support real-time, the pairwise comparisons of alternatives were realized by an automated method using measurement values. This comprehensive assessment method demonstrates ability to provide real-time performance evaluation for the combustion process. An experiment was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness and viability of the proposed method.
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