Feature selection based root cause analysis for energy monitoring and targeting

Tibor Kulcsar, Miklos Balaton, Laszlo Nagy, Janos Abonyi

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Energy Monitoring (EM) systems are based on monitoring the difference between targeted and measured energy consumption. Data-driven dynamic targeting models can be used to estimate values of key energy indicators (KEI). In some cases it is difficult to determine which process variables influence the KEIs. We developed an automated root cause analysis (RCA) technique to find the most important driving factors of energy efficiency. The proposed concept is based on the application of feature selection algorithms. We applied Orthogonal Least Squares (OLS) and Random Forest Regression (RFR) to find the proper set of input variables of the targeting models. The concept of the resulted energy monitoring system is applied at the Duna Refinery of MOL Hungarian Oil and Gas Company.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)709-714
Number of pages6
JournalChemical Engineering Transactions
Issue numberSpecial Issue
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014
Event17th Conference on Process Integration, Modelling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction, PRES 2014 - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: Aug 23 2014Aug 27 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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