The Human Dimension of Pipeline Integrity and Safety

  • Sviatoslav TimashevEmail author
  • Anna Bushinskaya
Part of the Topics in Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality book series (TSRQ, volume 30)


This chapter describes a new method of quantitative assessment of the influence of the human factor (HF) reliability on safety and risk analysis of pipelines throughout their life cycle, based on applied theory of orgraphs (oriented graphs). This paper describes the main components, means and methods of a holistic and quantitative human reliability analysis (QHRA) using quantitative values of human error. A generalized model of the decision-maker is used. Three types of DMs are considered: members of maintenance/repair crews, ILI diagnosticians, and different rank DMs who operate or own the pipeline.


Human Factor Human Error Implementation Cost Pipeline System Fault Tree Analysis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Russian Academy of SciencesUral Federal UniversityYekaterinburgRussia

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