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Title Agent-based intelligent system development for decision support in chemical process industry
Document Type Article
Year 2009
Authors Gao, Y., Shang, Z., Kokossis, A.
Source Expert Systems with Applications, vol.36, no.8, p.11099-11107
Keywords Artificial intelligence; Coordinate manufacturing; Decision support; Information integration; Multi-agent system
Abstract This paper presents an agent-based intelligent system to support coordinate manufacturing execution and decision-making in chemical process industry. A multi-agent system (MAS) framework is developed to provide a flexible infrastructure for the integration of chemical process information and process models. The system comprise of a process knowledge base and a group of functional agents. Agents in the system can communicate and cooperate with each other to exchange and share information, and to achieve timely decisions in dealing with various scenarios in process operations and manufacturing management. Process simulation, artificial intelligent technique, rule-based decision supports are integrated in this system for process analysis, process monitoring, process performance prediction and operation suggestion. The implementation of this agent-based system was illustrated with two case studies, including one application in process monitoring and process performance prediction for a chemical process and one application in de-bottlenecking of a site utility system. © 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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