Safety Evaluation of Special Equipment Based on Revolutionary AHP-FCE Method

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 241)


This paper divides special equipment safety evaluation factors into indirect factors (environment and management) and direct factors (human and equipment) combined with fishbone diagram based on the factors’ features of diversity, fuzziness and interference effects between layers. AHP-FCE method and DEMATEL method are adopted to determine and modify factor weights to build a special equipment safety evaluation system. Finally, a practical case is proposed to examine the effectiveness of this system which is expected to provide a practical, objective and reasonable approach for the improvement of special equipment safety evaluation.


Special equipment Safety evaluation Revolutionary AHP-FCE Method DEMATEL method Fishbone diagram 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fumin Deng
    • 1
  • Fan Zeng
    • 1
  • Xuedong Liang
    • 1
  • Jian Zhang
    • 2
  1. 1.Business SchoolSichuan UniversityChengduPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Fujian Special Equipment Inspection InstituteFuzhouPeople’s Republic of China

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