January 2015

Safety

Without reliability, there can be no safety

Reliability and safety are complimentary concepts. For instance, unless process reliability at a plant is extraordinary, safety cannot be assured. Achieving the highest level of safety at a processing..

Dutta, H., Oil Industry Safety Directorate

Reliability and safety are complimentary concepts. For instance, unless process reliability at a plant is extraordinary, safety cannot be assured. Achieving the highest level of safety at a processing facility is directly linked to establishing peak operational and maintenance reliability. Every failure at a plant must be scientifically analyzed to understand the root cause of the problem. The lesson learned from each case should be shared in a structured manner, and, simultaneously, actions need to be taken to avoid recurrence. Such a system improves the organizational learning process and enhances the knowledge base. It also brings transparency and openness into the system, which improv

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