Intelligent Management of Electrical Systems in Industries

The main advantage of the developed Intelligent Management of Electrical Systems is its portability. It can be adapted to very different energy systems comprising different kinds of components. Optimization and model description are independent of each other. So, the only limit is set by the fact that calculation time gets high if the models are detailed. Industrial plants have put continuous pressure on advanced process automation. The automation of public electricity distribution has developed very rapidly in the past few years. The same basis can be used to develop new intelligent applications for electricity distribution networks in industrial plants. Many new applications have to be introduced because of the different environments and needs in the industrial sector. The paper includes a system description of industrial electric system management. The paper discusses the requirements of new applications and methods that can be used to solve problems in the areas of distribution management and condition monitoring of industrial networks. Although, uninterrupted electricity distribution is one basic requirement for the process. A disturbance in electricity supply causing the"downturn" of the process may cost a huge amount of money. Thus the intelligent management of electricity distribution including, for example, preventive condition monitoring and online reliability analysis has great importance.
Nowadays the above needs have aroused increased interest in the electricity distribution automation of industrial plants. The automation of public electricity distribution has developed very rapidly in the past few years. Very promising results have been gained, for example, in decreasing outage times of customers. However, the same concept as such cannot be applied in the field of industrial electricity distribution, although the bases of automation systems are common. The infrastructures of different industrial plants vary more from each other as compared to the public electricity distribution, which is a more homogeneous domain. The automation devices, computer systems, and databases are not at the same level and the integration of them is more complicated.