Probabilistic Safety Assessment in the Chemical and Nuclear Industries

 
9780123908124: Probabilistic Safety Assessment in the Chemical and Nuclear Industries

Probabilistic Safety Analysis (PSA) determines the probability and consequences of accidents, hence, the risk. This subject concerns policy makers, regulators, designers, educators and engineers working to achieve maximum safety with operational efficiency. Risk is analyzed using methods for achieving reliability in the space program. The first major application was to the nuclear power industry, followed by applications to the chemical industry. It has also been applied to space, aviation, defense, ground, and water transportation. This book is unique in its treatment of chemical and nuclear risk. Problems are included at the end of many chapters, and answers are in the back of the book. Computer files are provided (via the internet), containing reliability data, a calculator that determines failure rate and uncertainty based on field experience, pipe break calculator, event tree calculator, FTAP and associated programs for fault tree analysis, and a units conversion code. It contains 540 references and many referrals to internet locations for information.

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Problems are included at the end of many chapters, and answers are in the back of the book. Computer files are provided containing reliability data, a calculator that determines failure rate and uncertainty based on field experience, pipe break calculator, event tree calculator, FTAP and associated programs for fault tree analysis, and a units conversion code. It contains 540 references and many referrals to internet locations for information.

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Currently retired, Ralph Fullwood has worked for General Electric (experimental nuclear physics), Los Alamos National Laboratory, Science Applications International Corporation and Brookhaven National Laboratory. He attended Texas Technological University, Harvard University, University of Pennsylvania, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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