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 Peng Liu,Qianqian Chen,Chao Zheng,et al.Reliability Analysis Method of a Control System for Subsea All-Electric Christmas Tree[J].Journal of Marine Science and Application,2021,(2):354-370.[doi:10.1007/s11804-021-00200-7]
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Reliability Analysis Method of a Control System for Subsea All-Electric Christmas Tree


Reliability Analysis Method of a Control System for Subsea All-Electric Christmas Tree
Peng Liu1 Qianqian Chen1 Chao Zheng2 Guofa Sun1
Peng Liu1 Qianqian Chen1 Chao Zheng2 Guofa Sun1
1. School of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering, Qingdao University of Technology, Qingdao 266520, China;
2. Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Surrey, Guildford GU27XH, UK
Subsea all-electric Christmas treeControl systemReliability analysisSafe productionDual-factor degradation modelMarkov model
The subsea all-electric Christmas tree (XT) is a key equipment in subsea production systems. Once it fails, the marine environment will be seriously polluted. Therefore, strict reliability analysis and measures to improve reliability must be performed before a subsea all-electric XT is launched; such measures are crucial to subsea safe production. A fault-tolerant control system was developed in this paper to improve the reliability of XT. A dual-factor degradation model for electrical control system components was proposed to improve the evaluation accuracy, and the reliability of the control system was analyzed based on the Markov model. The influences of the common cause failure and the failure rate in key components on the reliability and availability of the control system were studied. The impacts of mean time to repair and incomplete repair strategy on the availability of the control system were also investigated. Research results show the key factors that affect system reliability, and a specific method to improve the reliability and availability of the control system was given. This reliability analysis method for the control system could be applied to general all-electric subsea control systems to guide their safe production.


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Received date:2020-04-08;Accepted date:2020-12-09。
Foundation item:This study is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant No. 61703224.
Corresponding author:Peng Liu, peng_liu@qut.edu.cn
Last Update: 2021-09-06