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The Safety Critical Systems Handbook, 4th Edition by Kenneth L. Simpson, David J. Smith

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Chapter 9

Machinery Sector

Abstract

This chapter may seem to describe a different “rule-based” graph-type approach to the methods encouraged throughout this book. It has to be said that the authors believe these to be not fully “calibrated” (i.e., dimensioned) against assessments from comparative quantified risk assessment approaches or from field failure data. However, the methods have stood the test of considerable use and thus represent a benchmark which has become acceptable throughout the sector.

Keywords

Failures; Machinery sector; MTTFd; Risk assessment; SRCF; SRECS

This chapter may seem to describe a different “rule-based” graph-type approach to the methods encouraged throughout this book. It has to be said that the authors believe these to ...

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