Cart (Loading....) | Create Account
Close category search window

Virtual Instruments Based on Stacked Neural Networks to Improve Product Quality Monitoring in a Refinery

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

4 Author(s)
Fortuna, L. ; DIEES, Universita degli Studi di Catania ; Giannone, P. ; Graziani, S. ; Xibilia, M.G.

In this paper, a virtual instrument for the estimation of octane number in the gasoline produced by refineries is introduced. The instrument was designed with the aim of replacing measuring hardware during maintenance operations. The virtual instrument is based on a nonlinear moving average model, implemented by using multilayer perceptron neural networks. Stacking approaches are adopted to improve the estimation performance of the instrument. Classical linear algorithms of model aggregation are compared in the paper with a nonlinear strategy, based on the neural combination of a set of first-level neural estimators. The validity of the proposed approach is verified by comparison with the performance of both linear and nonlinear modeling techniques. The designed virtual instrument has been implemented by a large refinery in Sicily, which supplied the data used during the design phase

Published in:

Instrumentation and Measurement, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:56 ,  Issue: 1 )

Date of Publication:

Feb. 2007

Need Help?

IEEE Advancing Technology for Humanity About IEEE Xplore | Contact | Help | Terms of Use | Nondiscrimination Policy | Site Map | Privacy & Opting Out of Cookies

A not-for-profit organization, IEEE is the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology.
© Copyright 2014 IEEE - All rights reserved. Use of this web site signifies your agreement to the terms and conditions.