A rule-based industrial boiler selection system

C.F. Tan, S.N. Khalil, J. Karjanto, B.T. Tee, L.S. Wahidin, W. Chen, G.W.M. Rauterberg, S. Sivarao, T.L. Lim

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    Boiler is a device used for generating the steam for power generation, process use or heating, and hot water for heating purposes. Steam boiler consists of the containing vessel and convection heating surfaces only, whereas a steam generator covers the whole unit, encompassing water wall tubes, super heaters, air heaters and economizers. The selection of the boiler is very important to the industry for conducting the operation system successfully. The selection criteria are based on rule based expert system and multi-criteria weighted average method. The developed system consists of Knowledge Acquisition Module, Boiler Selection Module, User Interface Module and Help Module. The system capable of selecting the suitable boiler based on criteria weighted. The main benefits from using the system is to reduce the complexity in the decision making for selecting the most appropriate boiler to palm oil process plant.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
    PublisherInstitute of Physics
    Publication statusPublished - 21 Sep 2015
    Event7th International Conference on Cooling and Heating Technologies, ICCHT 2014 - Subang Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
    Duration: 4 Nov 20146 Nov 2014


    Conference7th International Conference on Cooling and Heating Technologies, ICCHT 2014
    Abbreviated titleICCHT
    CitySubang Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan
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