Connected On-Board Inert Gas Generation System with Real-Time Data Access & Machine Learning Approach for Predictive / Prognostics Maintenance
The purpose of the OBIGGS is to reduce the amount of oxygen in the fuel tank to a 'safe' level to significantly reduce the possibility of ignition of fuel vapors. There are circumstances where equipment of OBIGGS like ASMs, Ozone Converter Catalysts, etc. gets degraded earlier than the provided MTBF. This paper studies the present conventional systems limitations, like due to memory constraints only the faults and limited shop data are being recorded, hence there is no provision to store/report the stream of data margins with which we can pass/fail the performance tests. This paper also explains how a new design of the Connected concept achieves access to real-time data from the system and how the data is pushed to the cloud network.