Combustion anomalies detection for a thermal furnace based on Recurrent Neural Networks

Sergey Abdurakipov, Evgenii Butakov

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This paper describes the application of Recurrent Neural Networks (RNN) for effectively detecting anomalies in time series data obtained from experimental study of the combustion and gasification of mechanically activated coal fuel in a thermal furnace. We train Recurrent Neural Networks (RNN) with Long Short-Term Memory (LSTM) units to learn the normal time series patterns and predict anomaly values. The resulting prediction errors between real and expected values are analyzed to give anomaly scores. To investigate the most suitable configuration of RNN and evaluate the effectiveness of the anomaly detection model, we used three datasets of real-world data that contain several types of anomalies. The developed RNN algorithm detected 9 out the 9 collective anomalies in the hold-out sample with one false positive anomaly event.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012043
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 28 Nov 2018
Event34th Siberian Thermophysical Seminar Dedicated to the 85th Anniversary of Academician A. K. Rebrov, STS 2018 - Novosibirsk, Russian Federation
Duration: 27 Aug 201830 Aug 2018




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