The digraph-based fault-tree synthesis procedures for feedforward and feedback trip systems are presented in this paper. The proposed techniques are suitable for assessing risks associated with all possible top events in a unified framework. This feature is potentially useful in automating the fault-tree construction process and thus represents an improvement of the conventional method. Two application examples are also provided to demonstrate the feasibility of our approach.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Chemical Engineering(all)
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering