A fuzzy safety control framework for oil platforms

S.A. Oke (Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria)
O.E. Charles‐Owaba (Department of Industrial and Production Engineering, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria)
A.O. Johnson (Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria)
O.O. Omogoroye (Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria)

International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management

ISSN: 0265-671X

Publication date: 1 June 2006

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims at developing a methodology capable of controlling accidents and failures in oil and gas production activities.

Design/methodology/approach

Fuzzy analysis that is based on fuzzy linguistics, rule matrix, rule structures, and system operating rules is utilised. Fuzzy methodology is applied to develop a safety control model for the prevention of accidents and failures in oil and gas production activity offshore platforms.

Findings

The model is demonstrated with a case study, thereby suggesting the feasibility of the applied approach in practical cases.

Practical implications

Primarily, the study aims to guarantee safety. Also uncertainties and imprecision that commonly characterize safety measurement systems are tracked. The time‐consuming activity in measurement and the requirement of lots of specific information about the process is avoided.

Originality/value

The results from the study provide valuable baseline information for future research investigating how safety of oil platforms is affected by some factors.

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Citation

Oke, S., Charles‐Owaba, O., Johnson, A. and Omogoroye, O. (2006), "A fuzzy safety control framework for oil platforms", International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, Vol. 23 No. 5, pp. 564-582. https://doi.org/10.1108/02656710610664613

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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