© 1992

Reliability Data Collection and Analysis

  • J. Flamm
  • T. Luisi

Part of the Eurocourses book series (EURR, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. H. Procaccia
    Pages 1-13
  3. H. J. Wingender
    Pages 15-43
  4. T. R. Moss
    Pages 61-71
  5. L. J. B. Koehorst
    Pages 89-103
  6. S. Balestreri
    Pages 125-144
  7. Kari Laakso, Pekka Pyy, Antti Lyytikäinen
    Pages 181-192
  8. L. Piepszownik, H. Procaccia
    Pages 257-263
  9. Helge Sandtorv, Marvin Rausand
    Pages 265-281

About this book


The ever increasing public demand and the setting-up of national and international legislation on safety assessment of potentially dangerous plants require that a correspondingly increased effort be devoted by regulatory bodies and industrial organisations to collect reliability data in order to produce safety analyses. Reliability data are also needed to assess availability of plants and services and to improve quality of production processes, in particular, to meet the needs of plant operators and/or designers regarding maintenance planning, production availability, etc. The need for an educational effort in the field of data acquisition and processing has been stressed within the framework of EuReDatA, an association of organisations operating reliability data banks. This association aims to promote data exchange and pooling of data between organisations and to encourage the adoption of compatible standards and basic definitions for a consistent exchange of reliability data. Such basic definitions are considered to be essential in order to improve data quality. To cover issues directly linked to the above areas ample space is devoted to the definition of failure events, common cause and human error data, feedback of operational and disturbance data, event data analysis, lifetime distributions, cumulative distribution functions, density functions, Bayesian inference methods, multivariate analysis, fuzzy sets and possibility theory, etc.


Change maintenance organization planning quality reliability safety

Editors and affiliations

  • J. Flamm
    • 1
  • T. Luisi
    • 1
  1. 1.Commission of the European Communities, Joint Research CentreInstitute for Systems Engineering and InformaticsIspraItaly

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Reliability Data Collection and Analysis
  • Editors J. Flamm
    T. Luisi
  • Series Title Eurocourses
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information ECSC, EEC, EAEC, Brussels and Luxembourg 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-1591-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-5075-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-011-2438-6
  • Series ISSN 0926-9789
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 325
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Quality Control, Reliability, Safety and Risk
    Civil Engineering
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