A Monte Carlo simulation approach to the production availability evaluation of an offshore installation with operational loops

E. Zio, P. Baraldi, E. Patelli

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Abstract

The need of realistic models to evaluate the availability of multi-state, multi-output plants is felt in many advanced industries such as the nuclear, aerospace, oil and chemical ones. Indeed, often the complexity of the plant and of its maintenance and reconfiguration policies is such to render unfeasible its reliability/availability evaluation by analytical models. In this paper we consider the problem of determining the production availability of an offshore installation in which three different kinds of production processes are carried out, under realistic operation and maintenance conditions which create operational loops in the system. A new systematic procedure for following, in a computationally convenient way, the time evolution of the multi-output plant production is proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Safety and Reliability - Proceedings of the European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2005
EditorsKrzysztof Kołowrocki
Pages2109-2117
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2005
Event16th European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2005 - Tri City, Poland
Duration: 27 Jun 200530 Jun 2005

Publication series

NameAdvances in Safety and Reliability - Proceedings of the European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2005
Volume2

Conference

Conference16th European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2005
CountryPoland
CityTri City
Period27/06/0530/06/05

Keywords

  • reliability analysis
  • analytical model
  • Monte Carlo Simulation
  • offshore installations
  • operation and maintenance
  • accident prevention

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    Zio, E., Baraldi, P., & Patelli, E. (2005). A Monte Carlo simulation approach to the production availability evaluation of an offshore installation with operational loops. In K. Kołowrocki (Ed.), Advances in Safety and Reliability - Proceedings of the European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2005 (pp. 2109-2117). (Advances in Safety and Reliability - Proceedings of the European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2005; Vol. 2).