Publication type: Conference paper
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: The use of the combination of indexing and semi-quantitative methods in audits for individual risk assessment in the field of fire and explosion protection
Authors: Leksin, Alexey
Barth, Uli
Adeulov, D.
Mock, Ralf Günter
Proceedings: Safety and reliability : methodology and applications
Pages: 1369
Pages to: 1376
Conference details: European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL 2014), Wroclaw, Poland, 14-18 September 2014
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Taylor & Francis
Publisher / Ed. Institution: London
ISBN: 978-1-138-02681-0
Language: English
Subjects: Riskoanalyse; Brandschutz; Quantitative Risk Assessment
Subject (DDC): 363: Environmental and security problems
Abstract: In the field of fire and explosion protection the assessment of individual risks often bases on heuristics or indexing methods because a full-scale probabilistic approach is infeasible in many cases for en-terprises. On the other hand, this established procedure undermines efforts of Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA) to assess frequencies of undesired events and their consequences as accurately as possible. The paper outlines an approach to objectify the process of a QRA audit. Based on an online search, the available QRA and indexing tools are characterized. The combination of the indexing method and semi-quantitative approaches allows to carry out an audit, which is based on weighting procedures utilizable for risk rating and benchmarking for individual risk quantification. Regarding this, audits are facilitated and the quality of the outcome increases. The approach is exemplified by a prototype tool (MS EXCEL). The paper concludes with outlining the benefits and constraints of QRA audit tools.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: School of Engineering
Organisational Unit: Institute of Applied Information Technology (InIT)
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