Safety, Reliability, Human Factors, and Human Error in Nuclear Power Plants: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Safety, Reliability, Human Factors, and Human Error in Nuclear Power Plants

1st Edition

By B.S. Dhillon

CRC Press

252 pages | 34 B/W Illus.

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Description

Each year billions of dollars are being spent in the area of nuclear power generation to design, construct, manufacture, operate, and maintain various types of systems around the globe. Many times these systems fail due to safety, reliability, human factors, and human error related problems. The main objective of this book is to combine nuclear power plant safety, reliability, human factors, and human error into a single volume for those individuals that work closely during the nuclear power plant design phase, as well as other phases, thus eliminating the need to consult many different and diverse sources in obtaining the desired information.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Basic Mathematical Concepts. Safety, Reliability, Human Factors, and Human Error Basics. Methods for Performing Safety, Reliability, Human Factors, and Human Error Analysis in Nuclear Power Plants. Human Reliability Analysis Methods for Nuclear Power Stations. Safety in Nuclear Power Plants. Nuclear Power Plant Accidents. Reliability and Maintenance Programs for Nuclear Power Stations. Human Factors and Human Error in Nuclear Power Generation. Human Factors and Human Error in Nuclear Power Plant Maintenance. Human Factors in Nuclear Power Plants’ Control Systems. Mathematical Models for Performing Safety, Reliability, and Human Error Analysis in Nuclear Power Plants. Bibliography: Literature on Safety, Reliability, Human Factors, and Human Error in Nuclear Power Plants.

About the Author

Dr. B.S. Dhillon is a professor of Engineering Management in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Ottawa. He has served as a Chairman/Director of Mechanical Engineering Department/Engineering Management Program for over 10 years at the same institution. He is thefounder of the probability distribution named Dhillon Distribution/Law/Model by statistical researchers in their publications around the world. He has published over 389 {(i.e., 234( 70 single authored + 164 co-authored) journal and 155 conference proceedings} articles on reliability engineering, maintainability, safety, engineering management, etc. He is or has been on the editorial boards of 12 international scientific journals. In addition, Dr. Dhillon has written 45 books on various aspects of health care, engineering management, design, reliability, safety, and quality published by Wiley (1981), Van Nostrand (1982), Butterworth (1983), Marcel Dekker (1984), Pergamon (1986), etc. His books are being used in over 100 countries and many of them are translated into languages such as German, Russian, Chinese, and Persian (Iranian).

He has served as General Chairman of two international conferences on reliability and quality control held in Los Angeles and Paris in 1987. Prof. Dhillon has also served as a consultant to various organizations and bodies and has many years of experience in the industrial sector. He has lectured in over 50 countries, including keynote addresses at various international scientific conferences held in North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. In March 2004, Dr. Dhillon was a distinguished speaker at the Conf./Workshop on Surgical Errors (sponsored by White House Health and Safety Committee and Pentagon), held at the Capitol Hill (One Constitution Avenue, Washington, D.C.).

Professor Dhillon attended the University of Wales where he received a BS in electrical and electronic engineering and an MS in mechanical engineering. He received a Ph.D. in industrial engineering from the University of Windsor.

Subject Categories

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