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Guidelines for Process Equipment Reliability Data

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Preface. Acknowledgments. Glossary. Acronyms. 1. Introduction. 1.1 Background. 1.2 Guidelines Purpose, Scope and Organization. 1.3 Use of This Guidelines. 2. Equipment Failure Rate Data. 2.1 Sources and Types of Failure Rate Data. 2.2 Failure Model. 2.3 Taxonomy. 2.4 Confidence and Tolerance. 2.5 Sources of Variation in Failure Rates. 2.6 Time--Related and Demand--Related Failure Causes. 2.7 Using Failure Rate Data. References. 3. CCPS Taxonomy. 3.1 CCPS Taxonomy Structure. 3.2 CCPS Taxonomy Development. 3.3 The CCPS Taxonomy and Its Use. References. 4. Data Bases, Sources, and Studies. 4.1 Data Resource Selection. 4.2 Data Resource Presentation. 4.3 Process Equipment Data Bases. 4.4 Process Equipment Data Sources. 4.5 Chemical Process Quantitative Risk Assessments (CPQRAs). 4.6 Nonprocess Equipment Data Bases. 4.7 Nonprocess Equipment Data Sources. 4.8 Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRAs). 5. CCPS Generic Failure Rate Data Base. 5.1 Data Selection. 5.2 Data Treatment. 5.3 Data Table Presentation. 5.4 Use of the CCPS Generic Failure Rate Data Base. 5.5 CCPS Generic Data Tables. 6. Collection and Conversion of Plant--Specific Data. 6.1 Data Sources. 6.2 Data Collection. 6.3 Data Review and Qualification. 6.4 Data Conversion. 6.5 Statistical Treatment. References. 7. Failure Rate Data Transfer. 8. Supplemental References. Appendix A. CCPS Generic Failure Rate Data Base Taxonomy. Appendix B. Equipment Index. Appendix C. Matrix of Data Elements in Data Resources. Appendix D. Unreviewed Data Bases, Data Sources, and Studies.

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The CENTER FOR CHEMICAL PROCESS SAFETY (CCPS), an industry technology alliance of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), has been a world leader in developing and disseminatinginformation on process safety management and technology since 1985. CCPS has published over 80 books in its process safety guidelines and process safety concepts series. For more information, visit

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