Reliability of safety systems and probabilistic risk assessment

Sebastián Martorell, Isabel Martón, Maryory Villamizar

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This article studies the influence of each component reliability in the total system reliability, and their impact on the risk assessment and management of a given accident scenario. The measures considered in this paper to increase the equipment reliability and to reduce the global risk are traditional ones, being among others: redundancy and diversity of safety trains, identification of equipment and failure modes of greatest impact on risk estimation, and the adoption of appropriate testing and maintenance policies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCISAP4 - 4th International Conference on Safety and Environment in Process Industry
PublisherItalian Association of Chemical Engineering - AIDIC
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9788895608112
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes


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