System Safety Engineering entails the application of engineering and management principles, criteria, and techniques to optimize safety within the constraints of operational effectiveness, time, and cost throughout all phases of the system or facility life cycle.
APT engineers have established a dependable process to conduct System Safety Engineering. This process includes the following seven steps:
Implementation of the seven-step process involves support activities which include:
Intended Audience: Engineers, designers, system safety analysts and reviewers of analyses.
The System Safety Scrapbook by Mr. Pat Clemens is available for purchase. This publication on the principles of the system safety practice is widely used both as a training aid and as a desktop reference. The Scrapbook is a compilation of 98, one-page, breezy style, problem-solving advisories on the practical aspects of the field -- such things as converting failure rate data to the probability of failure during a specified interval of exposure, and relating system safety practice to reliability engineering. Many watch-outs and potential analytical flaws are identified.
APT is offering this edition for $22 plus shipping.
Intended Audience: Designers, Reliability Engineers, and System Safety Analysts working with electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, and similar systems.
Purpose: This handbook contains a large database of failure probability data for system components and human operators of systems. Sources are identified for all data entries. Also included: guidance documents useful to engineers in arriving at, adjusting, and applying failure probability estimates. The database and guidance are assembled in this single source to support ease of reference use by designers, engineers, and analysts. Included are guidance papers on adjusting failure probability estimates for light duty (i.e., derated) cases, for high stress cases, use of Bayes theorem, and making failure estimates for systems and devices with failure-free operating records.
Saralyn Dwyer or Jerry Rufe, 256.327.3373