The Advanced Control Technology Club 
20th ACT Club Plenary Meeting: New Techniques for Condition Monitoring and Fault Diagnosis

To be held at University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. 30 October 2001

This meeting is free of charge and open to employees from all ACT Club member companies.

NOTE: This meeting has since been held.


Condition monitoring and fault diagnosis are control topics that transcend industrial boundaries. Condition monitoring typically involves the detection of gradual changes in the dynamics of the process, using this information to estimate the state of the actuators, sensors and the plant itself. When an alarm is triggered, fault diagnosis techniques are used to determine the precise location of the fault, which may be remote from the triggering sensor

This plenary meeting will include presentations on theoretical approaches to condition monitoring and fault diagnosis, such as the use of intelligent systems and advanced control techniques, as well as relay practical experience of commercial condition monitoring software on industrial projects

9.30    Welcome to the Meeting and Report on Recent ACT Club Activities, Prof. Mike Grimble, ACT Club
10.00    Steering Group Chairman's Report, Chris Libby, Scottish and Southern
10.10    Intelligent Systems in Fault Monitoring, Prof John Macintyre, Sunderland University
10.50    TEA/COFFEE
11.10    The Identification Approach to Model-Based Fault Diagnosis for a Gas Turbine System, Prof. Ron Patton, Hull University
11.50    Condition Monitoring of the Machinery and Structure of Ships, Dr. John Carlton, Lloyd's Register of Shipping
12.20    LUNCH
1.40    The Application of System Fault Prognosis and Diagnosis for Future Naval Platforms, Peter Mackay, BAE SYSTEMS Marine
2.10    Fault Detection and Diagnosis for Industrial Gas Turbines, Dr. Vijay Patel, ALSTOM Power Technology Centre
2.40    Detecting Deviations from Normality, Prof. Mark Girolami, University of Paisley
3.10    TEA/COFFEE
3.30    Closing the Maintenance Loop, Tom Scott, Diagnostic Solutions
4.00    Enhancements to the TIGER Gas Turbine Condition Monitoring Software, Dr. Robert Milne, Intelligent Applications Ltd.
4.30    Advances in Machinery Condition Monitoring Techniques John Seddon, Rockwell Automation
5.00      CLOSE

Additional Information:

The meeting is being held in the Court Senate Room of the Collins Building, Strathclyde University.

Travelling to The University of Strathclyde:

The Collins Building is within the John Anderson campus of Strathclyde University. This in the heart of Glasgow City Centre and the excellent road, rail and air links make it very easy to reach. Please refer to the following map.


From the North: via A82 and M8. Exit junction 15.
From the South: via M6/M74 and M8. Exit junction 15.
From the East or West: via M8. Exit junction 15.

Car Parking: With Strathclyde University being centrally located on-street car parking is at a premium. Many pay and display car parks are situated nearby and the one adjoining High Street railway station is recommended.


Glasgow has two main-line stations which serve all of the UK. Trains from the South and West arrive at Glasgow Central Station and trains from the North and East arrive at Queen Street Station.


Buchanan Street Bus Station is Glasgow's main bus station and serves all of the UK. All the main bus operators including Scottish Citylink and National Express operate via Buchanan Street Bus Station and there are up to four services/hour to Edinburgh and six services/day to London.


Strathclyde University is less than 25 minutes drive from Glasgow International Airport. Taxis are available or an airport bus regularly runs to and from Buchanan Street Bus Station.

Nearby Hotels

Strathclyde Graduate Business School, Strathclyde University, 199 Cathedral Street, Glasgow, G4 0QU, Tel: 0141 553 6000
B&B 39.00

Travel Inn Metro, Montrose House, 187 George Street, Glasgow, G1 1YN, Tel: 0141 553 2700
Room only: 44.95, Breakfast: 3.75-5.75

Forte Crest Glasgow, Bothwell Street, Glasgow, G2 7EN, Tel: 0870 400 9032
Room Only: 79.00, Scottish breakfast: 10.95

Stakis Ingram Hotel, 201 Ingram Street, Glasgow, G1 1DQ, Tel: 0141 248 4401
Room only: 87.50, Full breakfast: 7.50-9.50

Holiday Inn, West Nile Street, Glasgow, G1, Tel: 0141 332 0110
Room only: 89.00, Breakfast: 9.95

Copthorne Hotel, George Square, Glasgow, G2 1DS, Tel: 0141 332 6711
Room only: 135.00, Scottish breakfast: 11.50

Moat House Hotel, Congress Road, Glasgow, G3 8QT, Tel: 0141 306 9988
Room only: 135.00, Breakfast: 11.50

Marriott Hotel, 500 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3, Tel: 0141 226 5577
Room only: 155.00

The above prices are inclusive of VAT and are given purely as a guide.


Information for speakers

An overhead projector, computer projector (up to XGA Resolution) andlaptop with MS PowerPoint (version 7 for Windows 95) will be available for use. All presentations we receive electronically will be loaded onto this PC and checked for compatibility. If any additional audio visual equipment is required, then please contact us as soon as possible, so that we can make the necessary arrangements.

We would appreciate a copy of the material (slides/transparencies) that you are going to present one week prior to the meeting. We use these to provide the delegates with a boundset of pre-prints at the meeting. We can accept most formats electronically, but a papercopy would be a useful backup. Many Thanks.