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Title: Optimal safety system design using fault tree analysis
Authors: Andrews, J.D.
Keywords: Process engineering
Issue Date: 1994
Publisher: © IMechE / Professional Engineering Publishing
Citation: ANDREWS, J.D., 1994. Optimal safety system design using fault tree analysis. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part E : Journal of Process Mechanical Engineering, 208 (E2), pp. 123-131 [DOI: 10.1243/PIME_PROC_1994_208_218_02]
Abstract: This paper describes a design optimization scheme for systems that require a high likelihood of functioning on demand. The final design specification is achieved by solving a sequence of optimization problems. Each of these problems is defined by assuming some form of the objective function and specifying a sub‐region of the design space over which this function will be representative of the system unavailability. An example of a high‐pressure protection system has been used to demonstrate the practicality of the technique. Design parameters for this system include redundancy levels, the number of elements required for a voting system to function, component selection options and maintenance inspection intervals. Both implicit and explicit constraint forms have been used in the example. The implicit constraints require a full system analysis to determine whether the current design is feasible or not. All system assessments have been carried out using fault tree analysis.
Description: This article was published in the journal, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part E : Journal of Process Mechanical Engineering [© IMechE] and is also available at: http://archive.pepublishing.com/home/main.mpx
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/3822
ISSN: 0954-4089
Appears in Collections:Published Articles (Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering)

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