Department Details
Branch: Engineerings
Department: Civil Engineering Department
Location: Adminstrative Building

Publication Details
Staff Member Name1- Prof. dr. Ahmed Mahmoud Azmy
Publication Name Risk-Based Ranking In Inspection Of Industrial Facilities
Publication DescriptionInspection can play a significant role in reducing the likelihood of unexpected structural failures. However , for many critical components and systems that are required to maintain pressure boundary integrity or that are subjected to severe service conditions, inspection requirements for these vital components are either established based upon prior experience and engineering judgment or are non-existent. Most inspection requirements or guidelines, if they exist, are usually established with only an implicit consideration of risk.

Recent catastrophic structural failures over the past decade highlight the societal need to relate more explicitly risk and uncertainty with inspection programs. In this study, risk-based methods with uncertainty evaluation and propagation were developed for the purpose of developed for the purpose of developing inspection strategies. The methods result in establishing priority ranking lists for failure modes and components where actions need to be taken accordingly. The ranking priority lists for inspection purposes were based on the assessments of the probabilities of failure, resulting consequences expected human and economic risks and the uncertainties associated with these assessments.