Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management

PSAM 7 — ESREL ’04 June 14–18, 2004, Berlin, Germany, Volume 6

  • Cornelia Spitzer
  • Ulrich Schmocker
  • Vinh N. Dang
Conference proceedings

DOI: 10.1007/978-0-85729-410-4

Table of contents (593 papers)

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-lxxvi
  2. Human Error Management

    1. The Psychological Factors concerning Human Errors as the Cause of Labour Accidents in Japan
      Takahiro Nakamura, Shinnosuke Usui, Kazumitsu Shinohara, Koji Kanda
      Pages 1-6
    2. CEHAM: How to Analyse the Effectiveness of Human Error Handling in Complex Operations
      A. Di Giulio, E. Cagno, M. C. Leva, P. Trucco
      Pages 7-13
    3. The influence of the human error on naval accidents. A Fuzzy logic approach.
      M. Carcassi, G. M. Cerchiara, L. Zambolin, G. Romano
      Pages 14-19
    4. Human Error Analysis Support System for Maintenance Works
      Satoko Sakajo, Wei Wu, Tadashi Ohi
      Pages 20-25
  3. PSA Reviews — Approaches and Results

    1. Regulatory Review of a PSA
      Philippe Hessel
      Pages 26-31
    2. Lessons Learnt from Review of PSA Studies for VVER-type Reactors
      Gennady Tokmachev, Artur Lyubarskiy
      Pages 32-38
    3. Regulatory Evaluation of the Mühleberg PSA
      Ralph Schulz, Gerhard Schoen, Inn Seock Kim, Michael Zavisca, Zhe Yuan, Mohsen Khatib-Rahbar
      Pages 39-44
  4. Managing Occupational Safety

    1. Analysis of occupational hazards using fault trees
      Marcus Marx, Thomas Knetsch, Ulrich Hauptmanns
      Pages 52-57
    2. Risk Assessment Of Occupational Accident through Fuzzy Model
      Salvina Murè, Micaela Demichela, Norberto Piccinini
      Pages 58-63
  5. International CCF Data Exchange

    1. General Insights from the International Common Cause Failure Data Exchange (ICDE) Project
      Patrick Baranowsky, Dale Rasmuson, Gunnar Johanson, Albert Kreuser, Pekka Pyy, Wolfgang Werner
      Pages 70-75
    2. ICDE Project: Insights and Results from the Analysis of Common-Cause Failures of Batteries
      Rosa Morales, Begoña Pereira, Pekka Pyy, Wolfgang Werner
      Pages 76-81
    3. Lessons Learnt from Data Collected in the ICDE Project
      Jorge Tirira, Wolfgang Werner
      Pages 82-87
    4. Insights and Results from the Analysis of Common-Cause Failure Data Collected in the ICDE Project for Safety and Relief Valves
      Gunnar Johanson, Esther Jonsson, Kalle Jänkälä, Jari Pesonen, Wolfgang Werner
      Pages 88-93
  6. Safety Functions and Barriers

    1. Reflections on the Concept of Safety Barriers
      Snorre Sklet, Stein Hauge
      Pages 94-99
    2. Evaluating and Managing Safety Barriers in Major Hazard Plants
      Nijs Jan Duijm, Henning Boje Andersen, Andrew Hale, Louis Goossens, David Hourtolou
      Pages 110-115

About these proceedings


Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management is a collection of papers presented at the PSAM 7 - ESREL '04 Conference in June 2004. The joint Conference provided a forum for the presentation of the latest developments in methodology and application of probabilistic and reliability methods in various industries. The aim of these applications is the optimisation of technological systems and processes from the perspective of a risk-informed safety management while also taking economic and environmental aspects into account.

Bringing together leading experts from all over the world, the papers reflect a wide variety of disciplines, such as principles and theory of reliability and risk analysis, systems modelling and simulation, consequence assessment, human and organisational factors, structural reliability methods, software reliability and safety, insights and lessons from risk studies and management/decision making.


Analysis Hardware Monte Carlo Method database design development modeling optimization organization simulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Cornelia Spitzer
    • 1
  • Ulrich Schmocker
    • 2
  • Vinh N. Dang
    • 3
  1. 1.TÜV SüddeutschlandMannheimGermany
  2. 2.Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate (HSK)Villigen-HSKSwitzerland
  3. 3.Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI)Villigen PSISwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-1057-6
  • Online ISBN 978-0-85729-410-4