This paper presents the use of fault conditions on
active magnetic bearing (AMB) systems as an energy
management tool to improve the operation of AMB systems.
Fault conditions on AMB system are broadly classified into
external faults and internal faults, where external faults
normally have some external disturbance acting on the system.
These external disturbances will always have a transient
component and possibly a steady state component. Internal fault
conditions mostly refer to signal processing faults or failures. It
can be seen that by analyzing these fault conditions, the
operation of the AMB system can be improved. The use of fault
condition on AMB systems therefore provides a valuable energy