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The ever increasing public demand and the setting-up of national and international legislation on safety assessment of potentially dangerous plants require that a correspondingly increased effort be devoted by regulatory bodies and industrial organisations to collect reliability data in order to produce safety analyses. Reliability data are also needed to assess availability of plants and services, to improve quality of production processes, and to meet the needs of plant operators and/or designers regarding maintenance planning and production availability. The need for an educational effort in the field of data acquisition and processing has been stressed within the framework of EuReDatA, an association of organisations operating reliability data banks. This association aims to promote data exchange and pooling of data between organisations and to encourage the adoption of compatible standards and basic definitions for a consistent exchange of reliability data. Contributions to this book in the Eurocourses series cover the definition of failure events, common cause and human error data, feedback of operational and disturbance data, event data analysis, lifetime distributions, cumulative distribution functions, density functions, Bayesian inference methods, multivariate analysis, fuzzy sets and possibility theory.

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Authors: FLAMM J, JRC Ispra (IT);LUISI T (EDITORS), JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 14205 EN (1992) 325 pp.
Availability: Kluwer Academic Publishers Group, P.O. Box 322, 3300 AH Dordrecht (NL)
ISBN: ISBN 0-7923-1591-X
Record Number: 199210675 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en