Application of artificial intelligence to melter control: Realtime process advisor for the scale melter facility

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The Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF) at the Savannah River Plant (SRP) is currently under construction and when completed will process high-level radioactive waste into a borosilicate glass wasteform. This facility will consist of numerous batch chemical processing steps as well as the continuous operation of a joule-heated melter and its off-gas treatment system. A realtime process advisor system based on Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques has been developed and is currently in use at the semiworks facility, which is operating a 2/3 scale of the DWPF joule-heated melter. The melter advisor system interfaces to the existing data collection and control ... continued below

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Edwards, Jr, R E January 1, 1988.

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The Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF) at the Savannah River Plant (SRP) is currently under construction and when completed will process high-level radioactive waste into a borosilicate glass wasteform. This facility will consist of numerous batch chemical processing steps as well as the continuous operation of a joule-heated melter and its off-gas treatment system. A realtime process advisor system based on Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques has been developed and is currently in use at the semiworks facility, which is operating a 2/3 scale of the DWPF joule-heated melter. The melter advisor system interfaces to the existing data collection and control system and monitors current operations of this facility. The advisor then provides advice to operators and engineers when it identifies process problems. The current system is capable of identifying process problems such as feed system pluggages and thermocouple failures and providing recommended actions. The system also provides facilities normally with distributed control systems. These include the ability to display process flowsheets, monitor alarm conditions, and check the status of process interlocks. 7 figs.

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NTIS, PC A03; 3.

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  • Conference on the advances in fusion of glass, Alfred, NY, USA, 14 Jun 1988

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  • Other: DE88010896
  • Report No.: DP-MS-88-83
  • Report No.: CONF-8806111-2
  • Grant Number: AC09-76SR00001
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5209284
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1059175

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Edwards, Jr, R E. Application of artificial intelligence to melter control: Realtime process advisor for the scale melter facility, article, January 1, 1988; Aiken, South Carolina. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1059175/: accessed October 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.