Machine fault diagnostics system and method

  • US 5,566,092 A
  • Filed: 12/30/1993
  • Issued: 10/15/1996
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/30/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A fault diagnostic system, comprising:

  • (a) a data acquisition module that collects sensory signals;

    (b) a diagnostic module, connected to said data acquisition module, that performs on-line fault detection for a physical machine or process, fault diagnostics, and provides recommendations in regard to said on-line fault detection and said fault diagnostics; and

    (c) a machine model module, connected to said diagnostic module, that provides a physical model for identifying fault conditions that cannot be diagnosed by said diagnostic module.

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