Document Type thesis Author Name Tracy, Adam R URN etd-052810-084657 Title The Implementation of Residual Risk Analysis for Explosion Protection Systems Degree MS Department Fire Protection Engineering Advisors Kathy A. Notarianni, Advisor Keywords residual risk explosion protection Date of Presentation/Defense 2010-05-25 Availability unrestricted
For industrial explosion protection, residual risk analysis determines the likelihood that a given protection scheme will fail to mitigate an explosion occurrence, where one or more points of a system are subject to failure. Current design practice for providing explosion protection measures for industrial hazards follows a process where, although the designer satisfies accepted industry codes and standards, the result is a system where the risk of failure remains unknown. This thesis proposes and demonstrates the use of a methodology to assist design engineers in constructing an explosion protection system that meets a specified quantifiable level of risk. This new methodology can assist building owners and decision makers in selecting a design that best meets their risk-based goals and objectives.
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