Research Profile

Ken Bruton

Biography

I am doctorate level graduate of the UCC School of Engineering with over 10 years experience working as a commercial & industrial energy efficiency and LEAN manufacturing consultant. I hold a six sigma green belt in LEAN manufacturing principals which I apply to my operations efficiency work. I have also worked as an Energy Agreements Support Manager with SEAI, where I have mentored ten of the largest energy users in Ireland in the implementation of the IS393, EN16001 and most recently ISO50001 energy management system standards. 

I work closely with industrial partners to develop intelligent energy and automation system analytics solutions to optimise their systems. I have previously worked on the i2e2 Technology Centre (www.i2e2.ie) Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning Automated Fault Detection and Diagnostics tool development project, which won the UCC ICT invention of the year in 2012 (http://businessandleadership.com/leadership/item/41427-ucc-invention-of-the-year) and iMERC Innovator of the year 2013 runner up (http://www.ucc.ie/en/ierg/news/fullstory-279533-en.html) and SEAI Energy Research Award 2014 (http://www.seai.ie/Your_Business/Sustainable_Energy_Awards/Winners_2014/Research/Research-Winner.htm....

Research Interests

  • Fault Detection & Diagnostics
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Large Industrial Energy Efficiency
  • Factories of the Future
  • Data Analytics
  • Intelligent Efficiency of manufacturing systems
  • Manufacturing optimisation
  • Zero Carbon Manufacturing

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2015)'An industrial big data pipeline for data-driven analytics maintenance applications in large-scale smart manufacturing facilities'
Peter O'Donovan, Kevin Leahy, Ken Bruton & Dominic T.J. O'Sullivan (2015) 'An industrial big data pipeline for data-driven analytics maintenance applications in large-scale smart manufacturing facilities'. Journal of Big Data, [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'Big data in manufacturing: A systematic mapping study'
Peter O'Donovan, Kevin Leahy, Ken Bruton & Dominic T.J. O'Sulliva (2015) 'Big data in manufacturing: A systematic mapping study'. Journal of Big Data, [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Comparative analysis of the AHU InFO fault detection and diagnostic expert tool for AHUs with APAR'
Bruton, K., Coakley, D., Raftery, P., Cusack, D.Og, Keane, M.M., O' Sullivan, D.T.J. (2014) 'Comparative analysis of the AHU InFO fault detection and diagnostic expert tool for AHUs with APAR'. Energy Efficiency, [Details]
(2014)'Review of automated fault detection and diagnostic tools in air handling units'
Bruton, K,Raftery, P,Kennedy, B,Keane, MM,O'Sullivan, DTJ (2014) 'Review of automated fault detection and diagnostic tools in air handling units'. Energy Efficiency, 7 :335-351 [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Development and alpha testing of a cloud based automated fault detection and diagnosis tool for Air Handling Units'
Bruton, K,Raftery, P,O'Donovan, P,Aughney, N,Keane, MM,O'Sullivan, DTJ (2014) 'Development and alpha testing of a cloud based automated fault detection and diagnosis tool for Air Handling Units'. Automation In Construction, 39 :70-83 [DOI] [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2015)Second International Conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing
Dr Ken Bruton, Mr. Peter O'Donovan & Dr D.T.J O'Sullivan (2015) The application of web based LEAN Manufacturing tools to support the implementation of ISO 50001 Second International Conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing [Details]
(2014)ICEBO
S. Hayes, K. Bruton & D.T.J O'Sullivan (2014) Application of Expert Systems to Industrial Utility Equipment Optimization” in ICEBO ICEBO Beijing, China, [Details]
(2013)ETFA
Ken Bruton, Daniel Coakley, Peter O'Donovan, Marcus M. Keane, Dominic T.j. O'Sullivan (2013) Results from testing of a “cloud based” automated fault detection and diagnosis tool for AHU’s ETFA [Details]
(2014)ETFA
Levin Leahy, Ken Bruton, & D.T.J. O'Sullivan (2014) Implementing the Green Batch: A Case Study ETFA [Details]
(2012)ICEBO
Ken Bruton, Paul Raftery, Niall Aughney, Marcus M. Keane, and Dominic T.J. O’Sullivan (2012) Development of an Automated Fault Detection and Diagnosis tool for AHU’s ICEBO [Details]
(2013)IMC
Ken Bruton, Daniel Coakley, Peter O’Donovan, Marcus M. Keane & D. T. J. O'Sullivan (2013) Development of a “cloud” located, Expert Rule based AFDD tool for AHU’s: Field Test Results IMC [Details]
(2013)ICEBO
Ken Bruton, Daniel Coakley, Peter O'Donovan, Marcus M. Keane, Dominic T.j. O'Sullivan (2013) Development of an Online Expert Rule based Automated Fault Detection and Diagnostic (AFDD) tool for Air Handling Units: Beta Test Results ICEBO [Details]

Published Reports

 YearPublication
(2009)SEI Energy Efficient Design Methodology 2009.
O' Sullivan, D., Bruton, K., Leddy, C.; (2009) SEI Energy Efficient Design Methodology 2009. Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland, Dublin.   [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2012UCC ICT Invention of the Year Winner UCC
2014SEAI Energy Research Award SEAI

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2002UCC MEngScEngineering
2001UCC BACHELOR OF ENGINEERINGCivil
2014UCC PHDEngineering

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