SPN Based Reliability Analysis in the Process Industry
This paper proposes a new reliability modeling and analysis approach based on Stochastic Petri Nets by employing the logical relations in the RBD to cope with the inadequacy in various quantitative reliability analysis techniques, such as Reliability Block Diagram (RBD) and Markov analysis of control system in process industry. In this paper, the proposed new approach is elaborated and its feasibility and effectiveness is illustrated in a study case. As the results show, the proposed approach is demonstrated more straightforward and visual than Markov method. This research also bears significance in its application in the reliability analysis of general system in process industry.
L.Y. Xie, M.N. James, Y.X. Zhao and W.X. Qian
S. Y. Bao et al., "SPN Based Reliability Analysis in the Process Industry", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 118-120, pp. 561-565, 2010