Reliability, Maintainability and Risk 8e
Practical Methods for Engineers including Reliability Centred Maintenance and Safety-Related SystemsBy
- David Smith, BSc, PhD, CEng, FIEE, FIQA, HonFSaRS, MIGasE., Independent Consultant, Technis, Tonbridge, U.K.
This book provides engineers with the safety and risk assessment tools and techniques they need to work effectively in any safety or reliability critical environment. These tools are primarily statistical. Where David Smiths book succeeds is by meeting the needs of an applied audience by setting these tools in the context of the design and operation of safety related processes and systems. Now in its Eighth Edition, this is regarded as the core reference in this field, and the success of its approach is reflected in the popularity of this standard work.
It deals with all aspects of reliability, safety-related systems, and the assessment and management of risk in a simple and straightforward way, pre-supposing no prior knowledge and dealing simply and realistically with numerical data by using the minimum of mathematical and technical jargon.
Chemical, Process, Plant, Oil & Gas and related systems safety engineers
Paperback, 464 Pages
Published: June 2011
Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann
Chapter 1 Understand risk of hazardous failure
Chapter 2 Understanding terms and jargon
Chapter 3 A cost-effective approach to quality, reliability and safety.
Chapter 4 Realistic failure rates and prediction confidence.
Chapter 5 Interpreting data and demonstrating reliability
Chapter 6 Variable failure rates and probability plotting
Chapter 7 Essential reliability theory
Chapter 8 Methods of modelling
Chapter 9 Quantifying the reliability models
Chapter 10 QRA
Chapter 11 Design and assurance techniques
Chapter 12 Design review and test
Chapter 13 Field data collection and feedback
Chapter 14 Factors influencing down time
Chapter 15 Predicting and demonstrating repair times
Chapter 16 QRCM
Chapter 17 Safety Critical System Software quality/reliability
Chapter 18 Integrity of safety critical systems: IEC 61508 (2010)
Chapter 19 Project management
Chapter 20 Contract clauses
Chapter 21 Product liability and safety legislation
Chapter 22 Major incident legislation
Chapter 23 Integrity of safety-related systems
Chapter 24 Case Studies