Means-End based Functional Modeling for Intelligent Control: Modeling and Experiments with an Industrial Heat Pump System

A. Saleem, T. Us, and M. Lind (Denmark)


Intelligent Control, Means-Ends Based Reasoning, Fault Diagnosis, Industrial Heat Pump System


The purpose of this paper is to present a Multilevel Flow Model (MFM) of an industrial heat pump system and its use for diagnostic reasoning. MFM is functional modeling language supporting an explicit means-ends intelligent control strategy for large industrial process plants. The model is used in several diagnostic experiments analyzing different fault scenarios. The model and results of the experiments are explained and it is shown how MFM based intelligent modeling and automated reasoning can improve the fault diagnosis process significantly.

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