Change from Machines to Production Systems: An Approach and Qualitative Methods for the Assessment of System Safety and System Availability Risks

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    Abstract

    The change from single machines to automated machine systems transforms the design and engineering problems from machine design and manufacturing issues into system design, systems engineering and system integration ones. The developed approach integrates key elements from systems engineering, machinery safety and industrial safety engineering practices. Evaluation of the usefulness of the overall approach and risk analysis methods has been done following the qualitative case-study research methods. The results of the study show that the three-level approach to risk assessment is applicable for automated machine systems and the selected methods are applicable for system-level hazard identification and risk analysis. The approach and the methods have been adopted in case companies. The results can be utilized among machine manufacturers, system suppliers, end users of the machinery systems, and safety experts.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 10th World Congress on Engineering Asset Management
    Subtitle of host publicationWCEAM 2015
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages591-599
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-27064-7
    ISBN (Print)978-3-319-27062-3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 26 Mar 2016
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event10th World Congress on Engineering Asset Management, WCEAM 2015 - Tampere Hall, Tampere, Finland
    Duration: 28 Sep 201530 Sep 2015

    Publication series

    SeriesLecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering
    ISSN2195-4356

    Conference

    Conference10th World Congress on Engineering Asset Management, WCEAM 2015
    Abbreviated titleWCEAM 2015
    CountryFinland
    CityTampere
    Period28/09/1530/09/15

    Keywords

    • Dump Truck
    • Risk Matrix
    • Conceptual Design Phase
    • System Life Cycle
    • Container Handling

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    Tiusanen, R. (2016). Change from Machines to Production Systems: An Approach and Qualitative Methods for the Assessment of System Safety and System Availability Risks. In Proceedings of the 10th World Congress on Engineering Asset Management: WCEAM 2015 (pp. 591-599). Springer. Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-27064-7_59