RISK ANALYSIS FOR OFFSHORE STRUCTURES AND EQUIPMENT
Part I deals with the new procedures of risk analysis by the fault tree method used in the nuclear, aeronautical and aerospace fields, containing a description of the methods of risk analysis used in the nuclear field by the Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique; a report on systems reliability and technological risks in the aeronautical and aerospace industries, and on the stateoftheart and procedures in the nuclear, aeronautical and aerospace fields classification of systems transferable a priori to offshore petroleum operations. Part II examines the application of risk analysis methods to new offshore oil structures and operations, with special reference to the possibilities of applying safety reliability methods to offshore oil operations as provided by Community Regulations (Regulation 3056); drilling activities; production and processing operations, and product dispatch. Part III pays attention to inspection, maintenance and repair technology (IMR), in particular to the sounding and maintenance of concrete and steel structures, to subsea installation inspection techniques, and to nondestructive testing. It is suggested in the conclusion that in the "modern' philosphy of plans for marine structures, the inspection, maintenance and repairs should be an integral part of the considerations included in the plans. This is only partially accomplished today, for example in applying particular testing requirements to the construction of a unit incorporating elements which are difficult to inspect during operation. The effectiveness of inspection can be incorporated in the evaluation of structural safety, in the same way that it can be evaluated from an analysis of the structure by an "advanced' procedure.
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Record Number: 1989126002500 / Last updated on: 1988-02-01
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