Probabilistic Safety Assessment in the Chemical and Nuclear Industries

Other | November 1, 1999

byFullwood, Ralph, Ralph Fullwood

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Probabilistic Safety Analysis (PSA) determines the probability and consequences of accidents, hence, the risk. This subject concerns policy makers, regulators, designers, educators and engineers working to achieve maximum safety with operational efficiency. Risk is analyzed using methods for achieving reliability in the space program. The first major application was to the nuclear power industry, followed by applications to the chemical industry. It has also been applied to space, aviation, defense, ground, and water transportation. This book is unique in its treatment of chemical and nuclear risk.

Problems are included at the end of many chapters, and answers are in the back of the book. Computer files are provided (via the internet), containing reliability data, a calculator that determines failure rate and uncertainty based on field experience, pipe break calculator, event tree calculator, FTAP and associated programs for fault tree analysis, and a units conversion code. It contains 540 references and many referrals to internet locations for information.

Provides the only free fault tree analysis computer code and reliability database
Very comprehensive coverage of chemical and nuclear risks
Gives links to the internet

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Probabilistic Safety Analysis (PSA) determines the probability and consequences of accidents, hence, the risk. This subject concerns policy makers, regulators, designers, educators and engineers working to achieve maximum safety with operational efficiency. Risk is analyzed using methods for achieving reliability in the space program. ...

Format:OtherDimensions:544 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:November 1, 1999Publisher:Butterworth (trade)Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0080514863

ISBN - 13:9780080514864

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Table of Contents

Protecting the Public Health and Safety; Mathematics for Probabilistic Safety; Chemical and Nuclear Accident Analysis Methods; Failure Rates, Incidents and Human Factors Data; External Events; Analyzing Nuclear Reactor Safety Systems; Analyzing Chemical Process Safety Systems; Nuclear Accident Consequence Analysis; Chemical Process Accident Consequence Analysis; Assembling and Interpreting the PSA; Applications of PSA; Appendix; Software on the Distribution Disk; Glossary of Acronyms and Unusual Terms; References; Index