DESIGN BASIS ACCIDENTS AND ACCIDENT ANALYSIS WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO OFFSHORE PLATFORMS

A methodology called "accident analysis" is proposed which enables the total level of safety of a specific type of industry or overall layout to be estimated. The methodology links the total level of safety to every individual accident that can occur and the accidents probability distribution with magnitude, and has been related to design of offshore platforms with particular reference to drilling/production platforms with living quarters. A list of Design Basis Accidents for offshore platforms is presented where the accidents are listed according to the estimated probability of occurence. Protective measures to resist an accidental load depend on the degree of protection demanded. Design Basis Accidents must therefore be related to whether they should be complete DBA (to a given level), whether only certain effects of the accidents should be considered or whether the effect of the accident should only be delayed. Residual risk and residual load are introduced to account for unpredictable risks and loads.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Elsevier Publishing Company, Incorporated

    52 Vanderbilt Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10017
  • Authors:
    • Borse, E
  • Publication Date: 1979-8

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  • Accession Number: 00316420
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 8 1980 12:00AM