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Intelligent Integrated Model for Improving Performance in Power Plants

Ahmed Ali Ajmi1,2, Noor Shakir Mahmood1,2, Khairur Rijal Jamaludin1,*, Hayati Habibah Abdul Talib1, Shamsul Sarip1, Hazilah Mad Kaidi1
1 Razak Faculty of Technology and Informatics, UTM, 54100, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2 University of Technology, Ministry of Electricity GCEP/Middle Region Baghdad, Iraq
* Corresponding Author: Khairur Rijal Jamaludin. Email:
(This article belongs to this Special Issue: Application of Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, and Learning Approach for Learning Process in COVID-19/Industrial Revolution 4.0)

Computers, Materials & Continua 2022, 70(3), 5783-5801. https://doi.org/10.32604/cmc.2022.021885

Received 18 July 2021; Accepted 19 August 2021; Issue published 11 October 2021

Abstract

Industry 4.0 is expected to play a crucial role in improving energy management and personnel performance in power plants. Poor performance problem in maintaining power plants is the result of both human errors, human factors and the poor implementation of automation in energy management. This problem can potentially be solved using artificial intelligence (AI) and an integrated management system (IMS). This article investigates the current challenges to improving personnel and energy management performance in power plants, identifies the critical success factors (CSFs) for an integrated intelligent framework, and develops an intelligent framework that enables power plants to improve performance. The theoretical basis is founded on a systematic literature review to locate 110 out of 3108 papers studied carefully to examine the performance architecture that best enables effective maintenance. The findings from this literature review are combined with expert judgment and the big data advantages of AI applications to develop an intelligent model. Data are collected from a power plant in Iraq. To ensure the reliability of the proposed model, various hypotheses are tested using structural equation modeling. The results confirm that the measurement model is acceptable, and that the hypotheses are supported and significant. A case study demonstrates the strong relationship and significance between big data of performance and the CSFs. It is hoped that this model will be adopted to enable performance improvement in power plants.

Keywords

Industry 4.0; artificial intelligence; critical success factors; decision making; integrated management system; maintenance

Cite This Article

A. Ali Ajmi, N. Shakir Mahmood, K. Rijal Jamaludin, H. Habibah Abdul Talib, S. Sarip et al., "Intelligent integrated model for improving performance in power plants," Computers, Materials & Continua, vol. 70, no.3, pp. 5783–5801, 2022.

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