Logic model needs for diverse facility types

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This paper compares the characteristics of fault trees (where initiators are developed within the fault tree) vs. event trees (where the nodes are developed by fault trees). This comparison requires some additional discussion on the subtlety of initiators. Difficulties when analyzing various reactor-type and processing facilities are discussed to illustrate the particular characteristics of each type of logic. The intent is to allow probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) analysts to be {open_quotes}bi-logical,{close_quotes} or equally comfortable with event-tree or fault-tree logic, knowing when to apply each.

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Wilson, J. R. October 1995.

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    Publisher Info: EG and G Idaho, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
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This paper compares the characteristics of fault trees (where initiators are developed within the fault tree) vs. event trees (where the nodes are developed by fault trees). This comparison requires some additional discussion on the subtlety of initiators. Difficulties when analyzing various reactor-type and processing facilities are discussed to illustrate the particular characteristics of each type of logic. The intent is to allow probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) analysts to be {open_quotes}bi-logical,{close_quotes} or equally comfortable with event-tree or fault-tree logic, knowing when to apply each.

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12 p.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96001714

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  • Joint American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)/Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME) pressure vessels and piping conference, Honolulu, HI (United States), 23-27 Jul 1995

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  • Other: DE96001714
  • Report No.: INEL--94/00108
  • Report No.: CONF-950740--100
  • Grant Number: AC07-94ID13223
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 116643
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc626109

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Wilson, J. R. Logic model needs for diverse facility types, article, October 1995; Idaho Falls, Idaho. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc626109/: accessed September 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.