Design for Safety of Marine and Offshore Systems
This publication describes typical formal safety analysis methods and their application in the context of marine and offshore engineering systems. It concentrates on safety analysis techniques and their application to the design stage, operations and to decommissioning and removal. It also discusses influencing elements, including reliability, maintenance, offshore safety case approach, formal safety assessment, risk-based regime, risk acceptance criteria, decision-making, safety management system and human error.
This book is based on a combination of many years’ research and teaching experience from Professor Wang and the extensive industrial experience from Dr Trbojevic. As a result, it has both academic and industrial flavours with particular reference to marine and offshore risk assessment and safety management.
The book looks in detail at safety and reliability; marine and offshore accidents; offshore safety case approach, formal ship safety assessment and design for safety; formal safety analysis methods; risk acceptability criteria; application of some typical formal safety analysis methods; and novel safety modelling and decision-making techniques.
This book will be beneficial for both industrial applications and academic research. It serves as a good reference for marine and offshore safety engineers within the industry and by undergraduates (final year) and postgraduates (MSc and PhD) in maritime or risk assessment related subjects. There are several sections introducing the reader to the marine and offshore scenes and defining the safety regimes that govern marine and offshore design and operations. For the more advanced reader, the final chapter examines the root of problems of coping with uncertainty in the available data and risk-based multiple criteria decision-making.
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Professor Jin Wang received his BEng in Marine Automation from Dalian Maritime University, PR China, in 1983 and then joined Qingdao Ocean Shipping Mariners Institute as an Assistant Lecturer. He was sponsored by the IMO to do an MSc degree in Marine Engineering at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, receiving it in 1989. He worked as a Scientific Researcher at Loughborough University in 1990 and then went back to the University of Newcastle upon Tyne to undertake two UK EPSRC-funded safety engineering research projects. He received his PhD in Marine Safety Engineering from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1994. He then continued to conduct an EU-funded project on the study of safety critical software systems as a postdoctoral researcher.
Jin Wang joined Liverpool John Moores University as a Lecturer in 1995 and was promoted to Reader in Marine Engineering in 1999 and Professor of Marine Technology in 2002. He has won several awards for his research work, including the Denny Medal from the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) in 2004.
His major research interests are in the areas of safety and reliability-based design and operation of large marine and offshore systems. He has authored or co-authored more than 200 technical publications. He currently leads the Marine, Offshore and Transport Research Group at Liverpool John Moores University.
Dr Vladimir Trbojevic is a Director of Risk Support Ltd, an independent safety engineering and risk management consultancy. He has MSc and PhD degrees from the Aeronautics Department of Imperial College and is a member of the Safety and Reliability Society, Society for Risk Analysis and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
He has been involved in the development and application of risk analysis methodologies in all phases of offshore facilities, including design, construction and installation, operation and removal. His marine and offshore operations experience has been successfully used for risk analysis of marine operations in ports where he has applied the ‘bow tie’ approach and has developed bow tie based safety management systems. His other projects range from design assurance, consumer products liability assessment, transportation of LNG, evacuation from high speed rail tunnels, etc.
His research interest includes risk criteria for spillage, tunnels, shipping, ports and land use planning, and development of integrated safety management systems based on ‘bow ties’. He is currently involved in improving the transfer of major hazards and risk analysis knowledge to the workforce and balancing the workforce competence and supervision within an ALARP framework. His publications include more than 70 papers published in scientific and engineering journals and conference proceedings.
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