Safety and Reliability in the Oil and Gas Industry: A Practical Approach

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CRC Press, Apr 27, 2016 - Technology & Engineering - 231 pages
An Insightful Guide to Avoiding Offshore Oil- and Gas-Industry Disaster Designing, constructing, operating, and maintaining offshore oil and gas industry equipment and systems can sometimes result in accidents, injuries, and other serious problems. Safety and Reliability in the Oil and Gas Industry: A Practical Approach focuses on oil and gas indus
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 Basic Mathematical Concepts
13
3 Safety and Reliability Basics
31
4 Methods for Performing Safety and Reliability Analyses in the Oil and Gas Industry
59
5 Safety in Offshore Oil and Gas Industry
79
6 Case Studies of Oil Tanker SpillRelated Accidents and Oil Tanker Spill Analysis
93
7 Human Factors Contribution to Accidents in the Oil and Gas Industry and Fatalities in the Industry
109
8 Case Studies of Maintenance Influence on Major Accidents in Oil and Gas Industry and Safety Instrumented Systems and Their Spurious Activatio...
121
9 Oil and Gas Industry Accident Data and Accident Data Analysis
133
10 Oil and Gas Industry Equipment Reliability
149
11 Mathematical Models for Performing Safety and Reliability Analyses in Oil and Gas Industry
167
Literature on Safety and Reliability in the Oil and Gas Industry
191
Back Cover
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Dr. B.S. Dhillon is a professor of engineering management in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Ottawa, where he has served as a chairman/director of the mechanical engineering department/engineering management program for over 10 years. He is the founder of the probability distribution named Dhillon distribution/law/model, has published numerous articles, served on the editorial boards of 12 journals, and written 42 books. 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.

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