Identifier

etd-052810-084657

Abstract

"For industrial explosion protection, residual risk analysis determines the likelihood that a given protection scheme will fail to mitigate an explosion occurrence, where one or more points of a system are subject to failure. Current design practice for providing explosion protection measures for industrial hazards follows a process where, although the designer satisfies accepted industry codes and standards, the result is a system where the risk of failure remains unknown. This thesis proposes and demonstrates the use of a methodology to assist design engineers in constructing an explosion protection system that meets a specified quantifiable level of risk. This new methodology can assist building owners and decision makers in selecting a design that best meets their risk-based goals and objectives."

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Degree Name

MS

Department

Fire Protection Engineering

Project Type

Thesis

Date Accepted

2010-05-28

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Subjects

residual risk, explosion protection

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