Less than severe worst case accidents

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Many systems can provide tremendous benefit if operating correctly, produce only an inconvenience if they fail to operate, but have extreme consequences if they are only partially disabled such that they operate erratically or prematurely. In order to assure safety, systems are often tested against the most severe environments and accidents that are considered possible to ensure either safe operation or safe failure. However, it is often the less severe environments which result in the ``worst case accident`` since these are the conditions in which part of the system may be exposed or rendered unpredictable prior to total system failure. ... continued below

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Sanders, G.A. August 1, 1996.

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Many systems can provide tremendous benefit if operating correctly, produce only an inconvenience if they fail to operate, but have extreme consequences if they are only partially disabled such that they operate erratically or prematurely. In order to assure safety, systems are often tested against the most severe environments and accidents that are considered possible to ensure either safe operation or safe failure. However, it is often the less severe environments which result in the ``worst case accident`` since these are the conditions in which part of the system may be exposed or rendered unpredictable prior to total system failure. Some examples of less severe mechanical, thermal, and electrical environments which may actually be worst case are described as cautions for others in industries with high consequence operations or products.

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OSTI as DE96012952

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  • 14. national system safety conference, Albuquerque, NM (United States), 12-17 Aug 1996

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  • Other: DE96012952
  • Report No.: SAND--96-1614C
  • Report No.: CONF-960869--14
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 270731
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc673196

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Sanders, G.A. Less than severe worst case accidents, article, August 1, 1996; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc673196/: accessed December 11, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.