Electronic Fault Recording: A corporate memory for maintenance support of complex machines

Ansgar Bernardi

*German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, 
P.O. Box 2080, D-67608 Kaiserslautern, Germany, Email: bernardi@dfki.de

Abstract. The ESB system for electronic fault recording realizes a corporate memory which structures, preserves, and disseminates the experiences made during the maintenance of a complex machine for black coal mining. Model-based recording and knowledge evolution by systematic revision are key concepts of the approach. A first implementation is already operational. The final deployment of the system shall result in significant and quantifiable gains.

Keywords: organizational memory, diagnosis, mechanical engineering, model-based fault recording

In: ISMICK'97, Compiègne, France, September 1997.


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