Reliability, Maintainability and Risk 8e: Practical Methods for Engineers including Reliability Centred Maintenance and Safety-Related Systems

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Elsevier, Jun 29, 2011 - Business & Economics - 436 pages
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  • 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
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    Contents

    Part 2 Interpreting Failure Rates
    39
    Part 3 Predicting Reliability and Risk
    85
    Part 4 Achieving Reliabilityand Maintainability
    177
    Part 5 Legal Management and Safety Considerations
    285
    Appendix 1 Glossary
    363
    Appendix 2 Percentage Points of theChiSquare Distribution
    373
    Appendix 3 Microelectronics Failure Rates
    381
    Appendix 4 General Failure Rates
    383
    Appendix 6 Human Error Probabilities
    395
    Appendix 7 Fatality rates
    399
    Appendix 8 Answers to Exercises
    401
    Bibliography
    411
    Appendix 10 Scoring Criteria for BETAPLUS Common Cause Model
    413
    Appendix 11 Example of HAZOP
    419
    Appendix 12 HAZID Checklist
    423
    Appendix 13 Markov Analysis of Redundant Systems
    427

    Appendix 5 Failure mode percentages
    391
    Index
    433

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    About the author (2011)

    Dr David J Smith is the Proprietor of Technis Consultancy. He has written numerous books on Reliability and Safety over the last 35 years. His FARADIP database has become widely used, and his other software packages are also used throughout the profession. His PhD thesis was on the subject of reliability prediction and common cause failure. He contributed to the first drafting of IEC 61508 and chairs the IGEM panel which produces SR/15 (the gas industry safety related guidance). David is past President of the Safety and Reliability Society.

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