• Univ. of Bologna, Italy
  • CNR, Italy
  • CEA, France
  • Univ. Magdeburg, Germany
  • Iberdrola, Spain
  • INERIS, France
  • JSI, Slovenia
  • Demokritos, Greece
  • Steinbeis R-Tech, Germany
  • SINTEF, Norway
  • Univ. of Padua, Italy
  • Univ. of Pisa, Italy
  • SWISSI, Switzerland
  • INCDPM, Romania
  • University of Stuttgart, Germany
European Master and Certification Program
in Risk Engineering and Management

Can we accept that component failures or human errors result in severe accidents?

In the framework of the EU FP7 project iNTeg-Risk "Early Recognition, Monitoring and Integrated Management of Emerging, New Technology related Risks", Steinbeis University (STI Advanced Risk Technologies) and other project partners have set up a modern and modular European Master and Certification Program with the emphasis on management and analysis of emerging risks related to new technologies. Herewith, we announce the forthcoming course

VC-R21 S&RA
Safety and Reliability Analysis

February 4 - 8, 2013
Trondheim, Norway

Lecturer: Jørn Vatn

The course is open for students of the universities and employees of the companies participating in the project, as well as for the external participants.

This course presents the basic theory for safety and reliability analysis. The starting point is definition and discussion of basic concepts related to reliability and risk analysis. Then qualitative techniques like functional analysis, FMECA and identification and evaluation of faults and hazards are introduced. The next step is to introduce familiar quantification techniques like reliability block diagrams, fault- and event tree analysis, and Markov methods. Special attention is paid to safety-critical systems (IEC 61508) where analysis of systems with common cause failures is important. The course ends with methods for estimation of failure rates and a survey of reliability data sources.

The course aims to provide:

Knowledge: The course shall give a thorough introduction to basic concepts and approaches related to analysis and evaluation of safety and reliability of technical equipment – with a special focus on equipment that is used for production and distribution of energy.

Skills: The attendees shall be able to identify and assess failures of single units and of complex systems. They shall be able to assess which parts of a system that are of special importance to prevent system failures. They shall further be able to apply different methods to determine the reliability of single items and complex systems, and identify the pros and cons related to each method.

General competence: The attendees shall learn to understand the importance of safety and reliability in relation to applications within production assurance, quality, risk, environmental protection, and sustainable development. They shall, in addition, gain an understanding of the relationship between costs/disadvantages and benefits related to different safety measures.

The course is dedicated to professional within the field of reliability, safety, risk and maintenance and experts and researchers that will specialize in these fields, and industry (maintenance leaders, safety engineers etc).

Definition and discussion of basic concepts related to reliability and risk analysis. Functional analysis and identification and evaluation of faults and hazards. System analysis based on FMECA, reliability block diagrams and fault trees. Quantification of reliability and availability of technological systems. Measures for reliability importance. Analysis of repairable systems by Markov methods. Analysis of safety-critical systems (IEC 61508). Analysis of systems with common cause failures. Estimation of failure rates. Survey of reliability data sources.

Registration fees for participants are:

  • 1500 €, regular fee
  • 1200 €, for ETPIS members
  • 600 €, for iNTeg-Risk partners, members of the International Advisory Board and EU-VRi members and for students not mentioned below
  • Free of charge, for students enrolled in “European Master of Risk Engineering & Management” and the students of University of Stuttgart covered by the agreement between University of Stuttgart and Steinbeis University Berlin
The registration fees include handouts and coffee breaks. More details at the web registration site, see http://www.shb.risk-technologies.com/Events/?EventID=4841.

Get more info and register for the course now:

10% discount for registrations received before January 26, 2013


Registration deadline: February 1, 2013
Course venue:

Norwegian University of Science and Technology


Venue address:

NTNU - S.P: Andersens v 5,
Trondheim, Norway


Related courses of interest:

For more info about the European Master and Certification Program in Risk Engineering and Management
see http://www.sti.risk-technologies.com
For more info send an email to sti889@risk-technologies.com or call +49 711 1839 781 or +49 711 1839 647
In the case of cancellation of the course by the organizers, the participants are entitled to the full reimbursement of the prepaid fees.
In the case of participant's cancellation less than 1 week prior to the course, the fees will be retained in full.
(Announcement generated on March 4, 2021)