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Course Outline

  Session 1: Introduction Download Course Brochure
  • Personal introductions
  • Course overview, individual expectations, interests and experience
  Session 2: Essential features of the process leading to damage and loss
  • Energy-damage and hazard
  • Time sequence – the occurrence and its consequence
  • Uncertainty – probability, exposure and frequency
  • Risk as a function of frequency and consequence
  • The units and meaning of risk
  • The risk diagram
  • The concept of safe
  • The structure of risk assessment
  Session 3: Preliminary risk assessment
  • Energy inventory
  • Risk reduction strategies
  Session 4: Fault Tree analysis
  • Energy-based top events
  • Determining generic mechanisms
  • Diagram principles (And, OR gates and simple Boolean Algebra)
  Session 5: Fault Tree analysis – Individual activity
  • Setting up a Fault Tree on a spreadsheet
  • Developing a Fault Tree for your own case
  Session 6: Outcome (event) analysis
  • Example – Logic diagram appearance
  • Example – Choice of questions
  Session 7: Outcome analysis – Individual activity
  • Setting up an outcome analysis on a spreadsheet
  • Developing an outcome analysis for your own case
  Session 8: Summary & discussion
  Session 9: Probability estimates
  • Sources of generic data
  • Common mode failures
  • Frequency and probability, distinctions and uses
  Session 10: Adding probabilities to risk models – Individual activity
  • Generic probabilities of component failures in the Fault Tree
  • Probability estimates in the outcome analysis
  Session 11: Summary & course overview

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