Fusing of Multi-Channel Sensors for Power Station Fault Diagnosis in Marine Power Systems

  • Ting Xiong Key Laboratory of High Performance Ship Technology of Ministry of Education, Wuhan University of Technology,
  • Chenxing Sheng School of Energy and Power Engineering, Wuhan University of Technology
  • Zhihe Duan School of Energy and Power Engineering, Wuhan University of Technology
  • Jun Cheng Wuhan University of Technology
Keywords: Marine safety, power system faults, fault diagnosis, signal processing algorithms


Fault diagnosis of the marine power station is essential to ensure the normal electric supply for the whole ship. In this paper, a new faults diagnosis technique for the power station using the data fusion technique has been proposed. The vibration signals of the power station were recorded by the multi-channel sensors. The independent component analysis (ICA) was adopted as the data fusion approach to find the characteristic vibration signals of the power station faults. Then the wavelet packet was employed to extract the feature vector of the fused vibration signals. In addition, the oil particle features has been extracted using the oil analysis. Lastly, the least square support vector machines (LS-SVM) was used to recognize the fault patterns of the power station. Moreover, the improved particle swarm optimization (PSO) was employed to enhance the learning ability of the LS-SVM. The experimental tests were implemented in a real ship to evaluate the effectiveness of the proposed diagnosis approach. The diagnosis results have shown that distinguished fault features have been extracted and the fault identification accuracy is acceptable. In addition, the classification rate of the proposed method is superior to the traditional SVM based method.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5755/j01.eee.19.5.2224