RELIABILITY AND SAFETY ASSESSMENT METHODS FOR SHIPS AND OTHER INSTALLATIONS

The authors trace the development of reliability methods and techniques for the prediction of the probability of failure. The relevance of these assessment methods for determining the safety of ships, offshore and land-based installations is examined particularly for situations where the transportation and processing of hazardous cargoes are involved. Two of the methods, fault tree anaysis and failure mode and effect analysis, are discussed in detail and illustrated by examples. Other topics covered include the identification of critical parts of designs and their effects on safety, and methods for simulating the operational performance of ships or installations. The paper concludes with a review of some of the approaches used in establishing criteria by which the acceptability of risk can be assessed.

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  • Pagination: 39p.

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  • Accession Number: 00658694
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM