8th edition of this core reference for engineers who deal with the design or operation of any safety critical systems, processes or operations
Answers the question: how can a defect that costs less than $1000 dollars to identify at the process design stage be prevented from escalating to a $100,000 field defect, or a $1m+ catastrophe
Revised throughout, with new examples, and standards, including must have material on the new edition of global functional safety standard IEC 61508, which launches in 2010
This book provides engineers with the safety and risk assessment tools and techniques they need to work effectively in any safety or reliability critical environment. These tools are primarily statistical. Where David Smith’s book succeeds is by meeting the needs of an applied audience by setting these tools in the context of the design and operation of safety related processes and systems. Now in its Eighth Edition, this is regarded as the core reference in this field, and the success of its approach is reflected in the popularity of this standard work.
It deals with all aspects of reliability, safety-related systems, and the assessment and management of risk in a simple and straightforward way, pre-supposing no prior knowledge and dealing simply and realistically with numerical data by using the minimum of mathematical and technical jargon.
Chemical, Process, Plant, Oil & Gas and related systems safety engineers
Reliability, Maintainability and Risk 8e, 1st Edition
Chapter 1 Understand risk of hazardous failure
Chapter 2 Understanding terms and jargon
Chapter 3 A cost-effective approach to quality, reliability and safety.
Chapter 4 Realistic failure rates and prediction confidence.
Chapter 5 Interpreting data and demonstrating reliability
Chapter 6 Variable failure rates and probability plotting
Chapter 7 Essential reliability theory
Chapter 8 Methods of modelling
Chapter 9 Quantifying the reliability models
Chapter 10 QRA
Chapter 11 Design and assurance techniques
Chapter 12 Design review and test
Chapter 13 Field data collection and feedback
Chapter 14 Factors influencing down time
Chapter 15 Predicting and demonstrating repair times
Chapter 16 QRCM
Chapter 17 Safety Critical System Software quality/reliability
Chapter 18 Integrity of safety critical systems: IEC 61508 (2010)
Chapter 19 Project management
Chapter 20 Contract clauses
Chapter 21 Product liability and safety legislation
Chapter 22 Major incident legislation
Chapter 23 Integrity of safety-related systems
Chapter 24 Case Studies