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 Yifeng Guan,Jie Zhao,Tengfei Shi,et al.Fault Tree Analysis of Fire and Explosion Accidents for Dual Fuel (Diesel/Natural Gas) Ship Engine Rooms[J].Journal of Marine Science and Application,2016,(3):331-335.[doi:10.1007/s11804-016-1366-6]
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Fault Tree Analysis of Fire and Explosion Accidents for Dual Fuel (Diesel/Natural Gas) Ship Engine Rooms


Fault Tree Analysis of Fire and Explosion Accidents for Dual Fuel (Diesel/Natural Gas) Ship Engine Rooms
Yifeng Guan Jie Zhao Tengfei Shi Peipei Zhu
Yifeng Guan Jie Zhao Tengfei Shi Peipei Zhu
School of Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering, Jiangsu University of Science and Technology, Zhenjiang 212000, China
dual fuel shipengine roomfault treefire and explosionsafety measuresgas leak
In recent years, China’s increased interest in environmental protection has led to a promotion of energy-efficient dual fuel (diesel/natural gas) ships in Chinese inland rivers. A natural gas as ship fuel may pose dangers of fire and explosion if a gas leak occurs. If explosions or fires occur in the engine rooms of a ship, heavy damage and losses will be incurred. In this paper, a fault tree model is presented that considersboth fires and explosionsina dual fuel ship; in this model, dual fuel engine rooms are the top events. All the basic events along with the minimum cut sets are obtained through the analysis.The primary factors that affect accidents involving fires and explosions are determined by calculating the degree of structure importance of the basic events.According to these results, corresponding measures are proposedto ensure and improve the safety and reliability of Chinese inland dual fuel ships.


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Received date: 2015-11-18;Accepted date: 2016-3-2。
Foundation item: Supported by Transformation of Scientific and Technological Achievements Special Fund (No.SBA2015020077)
Corresponding author: Yifeng Guan,E-mail:Shi543177757@qq.com
Last Update: 2016-09-02