Journal of Process Control, Vol.78, 108-123, 2019
Oscillation detection in process industries - Part I: Review of the detection methods
Oscillatory control loop is a frequent problem in process industries. Its incidence reduces product uniformity and increases both energy consumption and raw material waste. These impacts strongly reduce plant profitability, making fundamental the removal of such oscillation. The first step in oscillation removal is its detection, which should preferably be performed automatically to enable the evaluation of the entire plant. A large number of these automatic techniques have been proposed over the last years. Thus, understanding and selecting a proper technique for the desired application is very time-consuming. This work is the first of a two-part study on oscillation detection in process industries. While the second part focuses on the evaluation of the detection techniques applied to industrial data, this part mainly includes an extensive review of the works on the topic and discussions on the definition, types, strength, and causes of oscillation. Also, the techniques are clustered into groups, and their pros and cons are confronted. (C) 2019 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.