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Offshore Operation Facilities by Menglan Duan, Huacan Fang

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7.4. Fault Tree Analysis of Offshore oil Engineering

Fault tree analysis (FTA) is a method that uses a fault tree figure—like the tree that expresses the logical relationship between various factors that can lead to an engineering accident. It is a qualitative and quantitative method to analyze the possibility of accident, the cause of the accident, and measures to limit the accident. FTA is one of the main analysis methods for engineering safety evaluations. Because this analytical method is intuitive and clear, concise, clear, logical, and easy to grasp, it is one of the most widely applied and universally used methods for safety systems engineering. China University of Petroleum has done some research work of practical value by using this method ...

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