Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Systems Research, Informatics and Cybernetics,"Advances in Artificial Intelligence - Theory and Application II", August 15-21, 1994., Baden-Baden, Germany
expert system; diagnosis; troubleshooting; paper machine; diagnostic; dépannage; machine à papier
A "Paper Drying Expert System" (PDES) prototype is being developed as a diagnostic consultant for troubleshooting dryer sections of paper machines. It is currently undergoing validation in two pulp and paper mills, scheduled to be completed in September 1994. A requirement that the PDES be configurable for many possible dryer configurations is a major consideration. This paper describes the project with a focus on how this requirement is satisfied in the design.