Modelling and Improving Safety in Production System Design: Overall Approach and by Features, a Case Study
International Journal of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering
Volume 2, Issue 3, May 2017, Pages: 24-33
Received: Jun. 26, 2017; Accepted: Jul. 10, 2017; Published: Aug. 1, 2017
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Wolfgang Nzié, Department of Mechanical Engineering, National School of Agro-industrial Sciences, Ngaoundere, Cameroon
Irene Neba Morfow, Department of Mechanical Engineering, National School of Agro-industrial Sciences, Ngaoundere, Cameroon
Alain Cedric Tiogang Mboumda, Department of Mechanical Engineering, National School of Agro-industrial Sciences, Ngaoundere, Cameroon
Olivier Garro, Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3, ECAM, Lyon, France
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Abstract
Enhancing the safety of any production system is a very important aspect in industries nowadays since it greatly reduces losses of resources. Moreover, safety ensures the health of the workers and a risk free environment. Often, most industries integrate safety in the useful life or during maintenance of their production systems. But this approach which is costly and sometimes causes the destruction of the existing system, seems to be irrelevant. A better solution is to consider safety in the process design of production system installation. To fulfill this aim, both probabilistic modelling of technical safety and modelling by Safety Features (SaF) give a better opportunity, and a step by step methodology to design safety production systems are proposed in this work. In order to be efficient in this approach, both proactive and reactive information are needed, and Safety Features (SaF) should be tools to sustain safety actors’ view in design collaborative communication. A case study has been lunched for illustration in hydroelectric power dam in Cameroon.
Keywords
Modelling, Safety, Safety Features, Integration, Design Process
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Wolfgang Nzié, Irene Neba Morfow, Alain Cedric Tiogang Mboumda, Olivier Garro, Modelling and Improving Safety in Production System Design: Overall Approach and by Features, a Case Study, International Journal of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering. Vol. 2, No. 3, 2017, pp. 24-33. doi: 10.11648/j.ijimse.20170203.12
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