The continuing safe and efficient operation of offshore oil and gas installations depends upon the complex interaction and intervention of both passive and active systems, both of which are the product of engineering design logic. This presupposes that the design engineer involved is fully aware of the degree and extent of the hazards to which an installation and its personnel could be exposed. Materials engineering is one aspect of ensuring that the passive system meets the criteria and contributes positively toward safety assurance and hence, towards good design logic. Catastrophic situations on offshore installations, such as a well blow-out fire or an explosion in a hazardous area, necessitate the designer taking an in-depth review in terms of event probability and consequent effect. Probability statistics for equipment malfunctions and personnel generated accidents contributing to a catastrophe are not easy to come by for the offshore environment and must, therefore, be carefully built up.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From: Developments in Fire Protection of Offshore Platforms--1.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Applied Science Publishers Limited

    22 Rippleside Commercial Estate, Ripple Road
    Barking, Essex,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Goodwin, B A
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Accession Number: 00316427
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 8 1980 12:00AM