This research work is primarily concerned with modelling of
process plants for use with hazard identification and hazard
analysis techniques, such as the fault tree and the event tree.
A new method of modelling which is fundamentally different from the
existing ones has been developed. However, most of the important
and widely used techniques have first been reviewed. This has been
carried out mainly to give an insight into the structure and
characteristics of the techniques. Among them the fault tree
technique has been used extensively for hazard and reliability
analysis purposes in industry. This important use of the technique
has been described separately in more detail. The intention was
to describe the logical structure of fault trees and also the
importance of modelling on fault tree analysis. A case has been
analysed for the latter purpose. [Continues.]
A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University.