Kumar, Ranjan and Ghosh, A.K. (2017) Mines Systems Safety Improvement Using an Integrated Event Tree and Fault Tree Analysis. Journal of The Institution of Engineers (India): Series D, 98 (1). pp. 101-108. ISSN 2250-2122

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Mines systems such as ventilation system, strata support system, flame proof safety equipment, are exposed to dynamic operational conditions such as stress, humidity, dust, temperature, etc., and safety improvement of such systems can be done preferably during planning and design stage. However, the existing safety analysis methods do not handle the accident initiation and progression of mine systems explicitly. To bridge this gap, this paper presents an integrated Event Tree (ET) and Fault Tree (FT) approach for safety analysis and improvement of mine systems design. This approach includes ET and FT modeling coupled with redundancy allocation technique. In this method, a concept of top hazard probability is introduced for identifying system failure probability and redundancy is allocated to the system either at component or system level. A case study on mine methane explosion safety with two initiating events is performed. The results demonstrate that the presented method can reveal the accident scenarios and improve the safety of complex mine systems simultaneously.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mine Safety; Probabilistic safety assessment; Event tree; Fault tree; Methane explosion
Subjects: Miners' Safety Equipments
Depositing User: Mr. B. R. Panduranga
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2017 05:59
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2017 05:59
URI: http://cimfr.csircentral.net/id/eprint/1759

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