Studies on the effect of flaw detection probability assumptions on risk reduction at non-destructive inspection

Kaisa Simola, Otso Cronvall, Ilkka Männistö, Jens Gunnars, Lars Alverlind, Peter Dillström, Luca Gandossi

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Abstract

Reliability estimates of piping (and other structural components) are needed e.g. in probabilistic safety assessment (PSA) studies, risk-informed ISI applications, and other structural reliability assessments. The reliability of piping components is affected by ISI, since inspection results increase the knowledge of the state of the inspected components. Probabilistic fracture mechanics (PFM) models can account for the ISI effectiveness and interval, and allow sensitivity studies. A detailed modelling of ISI effectiveness is difficult, since it depends on several factors, and it would be very expensive to produce statistical data to estimate the probability of detection (POD) for various flaws. On the other hand, one could question the need of very detailed POD estimates in RI-ISI applications. If sufficient risk reduction can be shown by using simplified (conservative) POD estimates, more complex PODs are not needed. The paper summarises the results of a study of the effect of piping inspection reliability assumptions on failure probability using structural reliability models. The main interest was to investigate whether it is justifiable to use a simplified probability of detection (POD) curve. Further, the study compared various structural reliability calculation approaches for a set of cases. The results indicate that the use of a simplified POD could be justifiable in RI-ISI applications.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationReliability, Risk and Safety
Subtitle of host publicationBack to the Future
EditorsBen Ale, Ioannis Papazoglou, Enrico Zio
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Pages1513-1518
ISBN (Print)978-0-415-60427-7
Publication statusPublished - 2010
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventEuropean Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2010 - Rhodes, Greece
Duration: 5 Sep 20109 Sep 2010

Conference

ConferenceEuropean Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2010
Abbreviated titleESREL 2010
CountryGreece
CityRhodes
Period5/09/109/09/10

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Inspection
Defects
Fracture mechanics
Risk assessment

Keywords

  • In-service inspection
  • probability of detection
  • probabilistic fracture mechanics

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Simola, K., Cronvall, O., Männistö, I., Gunnars, J., Alverlind, L., Dillström, P., & Gandossi, L. (2010). Studies on the effect of flaw detection probability assumptions on risk reduction at non-destructive inspection. In B. Ale, I. Papazoglou, & E. Zio (Eds.), Reliability, Risk and Safety: Back to the Future (pp. 1513-1518). London: Taylor & Francis.
Simola, Kaisa ; Cronvall, Otso ; Männistö, Ilkka ; Gunnars, Jens ; Alverlind, Lars ; Dillström, Peter ; Gandossi, Luca. / Studies on the effect of flaw detection probability assumptions on risk reduction at non-destructive inspection. Reliability, Risk and Safety: Back to the Future. editor / Ben Ale ; Ioannis Papazoglou ; Enrico Zio. London : Taylor & Francis, 2010. pp. 1513-1518
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Simola, K, Cronvall, O, Männistö, I, Gunnars, J, Alverlind, L, Dillström, P & Gandossi, L 2010, Studies on the effect of flaw detection probability assumptions on risk reduction at non-destructive inspection. in B Ale, I Papazoglou & E Zio (eds), Reliability, Risk and Safety: Back to the Future. Taylor & Francis, London, pp. 1513-1518, European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2010, Rhodes, Greece, 5/09/10.

Studies on the effect of flaw detection probability assumptions on risk reduction at non-destructive inspection. / Simola, Kaisa; Cronvall, Otso; Männistö, Ilkka; Gunnars, Jens; Alverlind, Lars; Dillström, Peter; Gandossi, Luca.

Reliability, Risk and Safety: Back to the Future. ed. / Ben Ale; Ioannis Papazoglou; Enrico Zio. London : Taylor & Francis, 2010. p. 1513-1518.

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Simola K, Cronvall O, Männistö I, Gunnars J, Alverlind L, Dillström P et al. Studies on the effect of flaw detection probability assumptions on risk reduction at non-destructive inspection. In Ale B, Papazoglou I, Zio E, editors, Reliability, Risk and Safety: Back to the Future. London: Taylor & Francis. 2010. p. 1513-1518