Table of Contents




Chapter 1. Life Cycle Analysis

1.1 Quantitative Failure data Analysis

1.2 Probability Density Functions

1.3 How to define PDF parameters and choose which PDF fits better with the failure data

1.4 How Reliable is the Reliability: The Confidence bound will tell you


Chapter 2. Accelerated Test and Reliability Growth Analysis Models

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Quantitative Accelerated Tests

2.3 Qualitative Accelerated Tests (HALT and HASS)

2.4 Reliability growth Analysis


Chapter 3. Reliability and Maintenance

3.1 Introduction to Failure Mode Effects Analysis

3.2 Reliability Centered on Maintenance

3.3 Risk-Based Inspection

3.4 ReBI

3.5 RGBI Analysis

3.6 ORT Analysis


Chapter 4. Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability Analysis

4.1 Introduction to RAM Analysis

4.2 Modeling and Simulation

4.3 Sensitivity Analysis: Redundancy Policies, Maintenance Plans, Stock Policies, and Logistics

4.4 Improvement Allocation Based on Availability

4.5 Case Studies


Chapter 5. Human Reliability Analysis

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Technique for Human error Rate Prediction

5.3 Operator Action Tree

5.4 Accident Sequence Evaluation program

5.5 Human Error Assessment Reduction Technique

5.6 Social Technical analysis of human reliability

5.7 Standardized Plant Analysis Risk—Human Reliability

5.8 Bayesian Networks

5.9 Case Study


Chapter 6. Reliability and Safety Processes

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Fault Tree Analysis

6.3 Event Tree Analysis

6.4 Layers of Protection Analysis

6.5 Safety Integrity Level Analysis

6.6 Bow Tie Analysis

6.7 Ca


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About the author

Eduardo Calixto

Eduardo Calixo is currently a RAMS expert, performing different reliability engineering and safety engineering analysis for Philotech GmbH in Germany. Eduardo has over 15 years of experience working in reliability engineering and safety for the oil and gas, railways, and mining industries. Previously, he has worked with many companies internationally as a reliability engineer such as Petrobras, Genesis Oil and Gas, and Reliasoft along with collaborating on projects with multiple major oil operators such as Chevron, Shell, and Kuwait Oil Company. Eduardo received his Bachelor in Industrial Engineering and his M.Sc. in Safety Management, both from Fedearl Fulminense University in Brazil and his D.Sc. in Energy and Environmental Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janiero.

Affiliations and Expertise

RAMS Expert, Philotech GmbH, Germany