Human Reliability, Error, and Human Factors in Engineering Maintenance: With Reference to Aviation and Power Generation

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Overview

Of the billions of dollars spent on plant management and operation annually, an estimated 80% of the total amount is spent to rectify the chronic failure of systems, machines, and humans. Although information on human reliability, error, and human factors in engineering maintenance is scattered throughout journals and proceedings, no single resource covers all of these topics within a maintenance safety framework. Consulting different and diverse sources can not only make finding information laborious and time consuming, but also cause delays on the job.

Human Reliability, Error, and Human Factors in Engineering Maintenance with Reference to Aviation and Power Generation provides engineers a tool for meeting the increasing problem of human error. Drawing on a myriad of sources, the book provides quick and easy access to information that can then be immediately applied to actual problems in the field. It includes examples and their solutions to illustrate engineering safety management at work and gives readers a view of the intensity of developments in the area.

The author’s clear, concise, user-friendly style breaks the information down into understandable and applicable concepts. This book not only provides up-to-date coverage of the on-going efforts in human reliability, error, and human factors in engineering maintenance, but also covers useful developments in the general areas of human factors, reliability, and error. This information can then be translated into increased maintenance safety that has a positive impact on the bottom line.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439803837
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 4/8/2009
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Background

History

Human Reliability, Error, and Human Factors in Engineering Maintenance Related Facts and Figures

Terms and Definitions

Useful Information on Human Reliability, Error, and Human Factors in Engineering Maintenance

Scope of the Book

Problems

References

Basic Mathematical Concepts

Introduction

Boolean Algebra Laws and Probability Properties

Useful Definitions

Probability Distributions

Solving First-Order Differential Equations Using Laplace Transforms

Problems

References

Introductory Human Factors, Reliability, and Error Concepts

Introduction

Human Factors Objectives and Man-Machine System Types and Comparisons

Human Sensory Capacities and Typical Human Behaviors and Their Corresponding Design Considerations

Human Factors–Related Formulas

Useful Human Factors Guidelines and Data Collection Sources

Human Performance Effectiveness and Operator Stress Characteristics

Occupational Stressors and General Stress Factors

Human Performance Reliability and Correctability Functions

Human Error Occurrence Reasons, Consequences, Ways, and Classifications

Human Reliability and Error Data Collection Sources and Quantitative Data

Problems

References

Methods for Performing Human Reliability and Error Analysis in Engineering Maintenance

Introduction

Failure Modes and Effect Analysis (FMEA)

Man-Machine Systems Analysis

Root Cause Analysis (RCA)

Error-Cause Removal Program (ECRP)

Cause-and-Effect Diagram (CAED)

Probability Tree Method

Fault Tree Analysis (FTA)

Markov Method

Problems

References

Human Error in Maintenance

Introduction

Facts, Figures, and Examples

Occurrence of Maintenance Error in Equipment Life Cycle and Elements of a Maintenance Person’s Time

Maintenance Environment and Causes for the Occurrence of Maintenance Error

Types of Maintenance Errors and Typical Maintenance Errors

Common Maintainability Design Errors and Useful Design Improvement Guidelines to Reduce Equipment Maintenance Errors

Maintenance Work Instructions

Maintenance Error Analysis Methods

Problems

References

Human Factors in Aviation Maintenance

Introduction

The Need for Human Factors in Aviation Maintenance and How Human Factors Impact Aircraft Engineering and Maintenance

Human Factors Challenges in Aviation Maintenance

Practical Human Factors Guide for the Aviation Maintenance Environment

Integrated Maintenance Human Factors Management System (IMMS)

Aviation Maintenance Human Factors Training Program and Human Factors Training Areas for Aviation Maintenance Personnel

Common Human Factors–Related Aviation Maintenance Problems

Problems

References

Human Factors in Power Plant Maintenance

Introduction

Human Factors Engineering Maintenance-Related Deficiencies in Power Plant Systems

Desirable Human Factors Engineering Maintenance-Related

Attributes of Well-Designed Systems in Power Generation

Power Generation Plant Performance Goals That Drive Decisions about Human Factors

Study of Human Factors in Power Plants

Human Factors Approaches for Assessing and Improving Power Plant Maintainability

Benefits of Human Factors Engineering Applications in Power Generation

Problems

References

Human Error in Aviation Maintenance

Introduction

Facts, Figures, and Examples

Human Error Occurrence Causes in Aviation Maintenance and Major Categories of Human Errors in Aviation Maintenance and Inspection Tasks

Types of Human Error in Aircraft Maintenance and Their Occurrence Frequency

Common Human Errors in Aircraft Maintenance Activities

Aircraft Maintenance Error Analysis Methods

Maintenance Error Decision Aid (MEDA)

Useful Guidelines for Reducing Human Error in Aircraft Maintenance Activities

Human Error in Aviation Maintenance Case Studies

Problems

References

Human Error in Power Plant Maintenance

Introduction

Facts and Figures

Causes of Human Error in Power Plant Maintenance

Maintenance Tasks Most Susceptible to Human Error in Power Generation

Methods for Performing Maintenance Error Analysis in Power Generation

Steps for Improving Maintenance Procedures in Power Generation and Useful Guidelines for Human Error Reduction and Prevention in Power Generation Maintenance

Problems

References

Safety in Engineering Maintenance

Introduction

Facts, Figures, and Examples

Maintenance Safety Problem Causes and Factors Responsible for Dubious Safety Reputation in Maintenance Activity

Factors Influencing Safety Behavior and Safety Culture in Maintenance Personnel

Good Safety-Related Practices During Maintenance Work and Maintenance-Related Safety Measures Concerning Machinery

Maintenance Safety–Related Questions for Engineering Equipment Manufacturers

Guidelines for Engineering Equipment Designers to Improve Safety in Maintenance

Mathematical Models

Problems

References

Mathematical Models for Performing Human Reliability and Error Analysis in Engineering Maintenance

Introduction

Models for Predicting Maintenance Personnel Reliability in Normal and Fluctuating Environment

Models for Performing Single Systems Maintenance Error Analysis

Models for Performing Redundant Systems Maintenance Error Analysis

Problems

References

Appendix Bibliography: Literature on Human Reliability, Error, and Human Factors in Engineering Maintenance

Index

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