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Introduction to Risk and Failures

Tools and Methodologies, 1st Edition

By D. H. Stamatis

CRC Press

274 pages | 35 B/W Illus.

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Description

Risk is everywhere, in everything we do. Realizing this fact, we all must try to understand this "risk" and if possible to minimize it. This book expands the conversation beyond failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) techniques. While FMEA is indeed a powerful tool to forecast failures for both design and processes, it is missing methods for considering safety issues, catastrophic events, and their consequences. Focusing on risk, safety, and HAZOP as they relate to major catastrophic events, Introduction to Risk and Failures: Tools and Methodologies addresses the process and implementation as well as understanding the fundamentals of using a risk methodology in a given organization for evaluating major safety and/or catastrophic problems.

The book identifies and evaluates five perspectives through which risk and uncertainty can be viewed and analyzed: individual and societal concerns, complexity in government regulations, patterns of employment, and polarization of approaches between large and small organizations. In addition to explaining what risk is and exploring how it should be understood, the author makes a distinction between risk and uncertainty. He elucidates more than 20 specific methodologies and/or tools to evaluate risk in a manner that is practical and proactive but not heavy on theory. He also includes samples of checklists and demonstrates the flow of analysis for any type of hazard.

Written by an expert with more than 30 years of experience, the book provides from-the-trenches examples that demonstrate the theory in action. It introduces methodologies such as ETA, FTA, and others which traditionally have been used specifically in reliability endeavors and details how they can be used in risk assessment. Highly practical, it shows you how to minimize or eliminate risks and failures for any given project or in any given work environment.

Table of Contents

Risk

General Definition

Risk Assessment and Analysis

Quantitative Analysis

Fear as Intuitive Risk Assessment

Audit Risk

Other Considerations

Risk versus Uncertainty

Risk Attitude, Appetite, and Tolerance

Risk as Vector Quantity

Disaster Prevention and Mitigation

Scenario Analysis

Notes

References

Selected Bibliography

Approaches to Risk

Zero Mind-Set

ALARP

Example

Reference

Selected Bibliography

Types of Risk Methodologies

Qualitative Methodologies

Tree-Based Techniques

Methodologies for Analysis of Dynamic Systems

Traditional Methodologies

References

Preliminary Hazard Analysis (PHA)

Example PHA: Home Electric Pressure Cooker

References

Selected Bibliography

HAZOP Analysis

Overview

Definitions

HAZOP Process

Detailed Analysis

Effectiveness Factors

Team

Description of Process

Report

Review

Success Factors

References

Selected Bibliography

Fault Tree Analysis (FTA)

Overview

General Construction Rules

References

Selected Bibliography

Other Risk and HAZOP Analysis Methodologies

Process Flowchart

Functional Flow or Block Diagram

Sketches, Layouts, and Schematics

Failure Mode Analysis (FMA)

Control Plan

Process Potential Study (PPS)

Need and Feasibility Analysis

Task Analysis

Human Reliability Analysis

Failure Mode and Critical Analysis

Hazard Identification (HAZID)

Crisis Intervention in Offshore Production (CRIOP)

Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP)

Near-Miss

Reporting

Incident and Accident Investigation and Reporting

Semi-Quantitative

Risk Assessment (SQRA)

Audits

Event Tree Analysis (ETA)

References

Selected Bibliography

Teams and Team Mechanics

Team Members, Qualifications, and Activities

Benefits of Using Teams

HAZOP Team

Consensus

Team Process Check

Problem Solving

Meeting Planning

In‑Process Meeting Management

Common Meeting Pitfalls

Utilizing Meeting Management Guidelines

References

OSHA Job Hazard Analysis

Reference

Selected Bibliography

Hazard Communication Based on Standard CFR 910.1200

Hazard Communication Program and Hazardous Materials Control Committee

References

Appendix A: Checklists

Safety Plan Checklist

Facility Location Checklist

Australian Health Administration (AHA) Guidelines and Checklist

References

Appendix B: HAZOP Analysis Example

Title Page

Contents

Glossary and Abbreviations

Summary

HAZOP Study

Facility Description

Core HAZOP Team

HAZOP Methodology

Guidewords Used in Example

Plant Overview

Analysis of Main Findings

Actions Arising from HAZOP

Selected Bibliography

Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC009060
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Engineering
TEC017000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety
TEC032000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Quality Control