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 Liping Sun and Hai Sun.Risk Management of Key Issues of FPSO[J].Journal of Marine Science and Application,2012,(4):402-409.[doi:10.1007/s11804-012-1149-7]
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Risk Management of Key Issues of FPSO


Risk Management of Key Issues of FPSO
Liping Sun and Hai Sun
Liping Sun and Hai Sun
College of Shipbuilding Engineering, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin 150001, China
fault tree analysis (FTA) failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA) risk priority number floating production storage and offloading ( FPSO) risk management
Risk analysis of key systems have become a growing topic late of because of the development of offshore structures. Equipment failures of offloading system and fire accidents were analyzed based on the floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) features. Fault tree analysis (FTA), and failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA) methods were examined based on information already researched on modules of relex reliability studio (RRS). Equipment failures were also analyzed qualitatively by establishing a fault tree and Boolean structure function based on the shortage of failure cases, statistical data, and risk control measures examined. Failure modes of fire accident were classified according to the different areas of fire occurrences during the FMEA process, using risk priority number (RPN) methods to evaluate their severity rank. The qualitative analysis of FTA gave the basic insight of forming the failure modes of FPSO offloading, and the fire FMEA gave the priorities and suggested processes. The research has practical importance for the security analysis problems of FPSO.


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Supported by the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (HEUCFR1109) and “111” projects foundation (Grant No.B07019) from State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs of China and Ministry of Education of China
Last Update: 2012-12-12