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
Reliability, Maintainability and Risk: Practical Methods for Engineers, Eighth Edition, discusses tools and techniques for reliable and safe engineering, and for optimizing maintenance strategies. It emphasizes the importance of using reliability techniques to identify and eliminate potential failures early in the design cycle. The focus is on techniques known as RAMS (reliability, availability, maintainability, and safety-integrity).
The book is organized into five parts. Part 1 on reliability parameters and costs traces the history of reliability and safety technology and presents a cost-effective approach to quality, reliability, and safety. Part 2 deals with the interpretation of failure rates, while Part 3 focuses on the prediction of reliability and risk. Part 4 discusses design and assurance techniques; review and testing techniques; reliability growth modeling; field data collection and feedback; predicting and demonstrating repair times; quantified reliability maintenance; and systematic failures. Part 5 deals with legal, management and safety issues, such as project management, product liability, and safety legislation.
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