ESReDA went through a hard Year 2020. The hardest was to be obliged to move, cancel, or postpone, at the last minutes, events that had been decided long time ago. The negative impact was not financial. It was rather the loss of networking opportunities. ESReDA semi-annual seminar is one of the principal networking means ESReDA has. Hopefully, ESReDA has another major means that is ESReDA’s Project Groups (PGs). Read More “ESReDA Newsletter – December 2020”→
The 57th ESReDA seminar was held on 23rd‐24th October 2019, hosted by the Technical University of Valencia and supported by the research and educational center C-Motores Termicos. There were eight paper presentations and three keynote speeches by Prof. Olga Fink (ETH Zurich), Prof. Sebastián Martorell (U. Poliètcnica de València) and Prof. Marco Riani (U. de Parma). Also, in a round table, it was discussed by Henk Wells and Mohammad Raza the problems dealing with the application of digital concepts to Risk Based Inspections. Read More “57th ESReDA Seminar Proceedings are available online”→
The International Probabilistic Workshop (IPW2020) will take place on September 23-25, 2020 at University of Minho, Guimarães, Portugal.
The workshop aims at providing an international forum for the debate on, among others, issues such as the resilience, robustness and redundancy of infrastructure systems, risk assessment and management, climate change and loading uncertainties, novel decision-making frameworks, and many other topics. Read More “TIPW2020, September 23-25, 2020, Guimarães, Portugal”→
During the 1st phase of all major crises, responses are needed despite the lack of realistic data that can’t be issued but from the field. Decision makers can’t wait the arrival of real field collected data. However, they need rational support to make decisions. Rational support should be systematic and perform close—to-real simulations.
Vital services continuity is a major societal security issue in modern society. The supply of the vital services is guaranteed thanks to a large variety of Critical Infrastructures (CIs). Some CIs’ disruptions may endanger the security of the citizen, the safety of the strategic assets and even the governance stability. Read More “56th ESReDA Seminar Proceedings are available online”→
This seminar was opened by Mr. Luís Andrade Ferreira, ESReDA president and Vasile Belibou, the AGIFER General Manager. For the first time for ESReDA, the State Secretary in the Ministry of Transports, Mr. Călin Cristian Forț, introduced on Romanian Railways evolutions. Read More “55th ESReDA Seminar Proceedings are available online”→
The 11th International Conference on Modelling in Industrial Maintenance and Reliability (MIMAR) will take place in Nottingham, UK from 14 – 16 July 2020. This event is the premier maintenance and reliability modelling conference in the UK and builds upon a very successful series of previous conferences. It is an excellent international forum for disseminating information on the state-of-the-art research, theories and practices in maintenance and reliability modelling and offers a platform for connecting researchers and practitioners from around the world.
Power plants are not functioning to the fullest 100 % of the time. Maintenance and inspection of some components require them to be off-line in time, however, this can be planned such that customers continue receiving power from the electrical grid, steam or district heating from other plants. Unplanned outages due to failures or external conditions may cause surprises and can lead to situations in which the demand is not satisfied at short term at large costs.
In this book unavailability is modelled both qualitatively and quantitatively, in order to optimize power plants efficiency.
The book is derived from earlier papers presented at ESReDA, PGMON, VGB working groups and other committees while the author was working with KEMA and its legacy companies and departments NRG, DNV GL and DEKRA.
On the 14-15 November 2017, ESReDA (European Safety, Reliability & Data Association) in collaboration with the European Commission Joint Research Centre organized the 53rd ESReDA Seminar entitled Enhancing Safety: the Challenge of Foresight in Ispra, Italy.
The seminar offered a technical programme with four keynote speeches from:
‒ Fabiana Scapolo, European Commision Joint Reserach Centre, Belgium;
‒ Ana Afonso, European Food Safety Authority, Parma, Italy;
‒ Antonio d’Agostino, European Union Agency for Railways, Valenciennes, France;
On the 30th – 31st May 2017, ESReDA (European Safety, Reliability & Data Association) in collaboration with Lithuanian Energy Institute and Vytautas Magnus University (Department of Mathematics and Statistics) organized the 52nd ESReDA Seminar on Critical Infrastructures: Enhancing Preparedness & Resilience for the security of citizens and services supply continuity (Kaunas, Lithuania). Read More “52nd ESReDA Seminar on Critical Infrastructures (May 30-31, Kaunas, Lithuania)”→
28 February 2018 – 1 March 2018 in Bonn (Germany) by VGB PowerTech
This biennial event is addressed to all experts of the conventional and nuclear division, to the experts of maintenance in power plants and service companies and to the independent inspectors and deputies of governments, who are concerned with new developments in the divisions maintenance, inspection and repair. This conference is to put up the current subjects in discussion and to cultivate the intensive exchange of experiences especially for the experts of maintenance in power plants. Read More “Conference “Maintenance in Power Plants 2018” with Technical Exhibition”→
The annual one-week Summer Safety and Reliability Seminars are organised to advance the methods for the safety and reliability analysis of complex systems and processes and to disseminate the newest achievements in the field. The subjects of the Seminars, different from year to year, are chosen by the Seminars Boards in an effort to dynamically represent the methodological advancements developed to meet the newly arising challenges in the field of safety and reliability. Read More “The 11th Summer Safety & Reliability Seminars (SSARS 2017)”→
The 51st ESReDA Seminar on Maintenance and Life Cycle Assessment of Structures and Industrial Systems was held on the 20th-21st October, 2016. It was the last seminar of ESReDA project group ROLCCOST “Reliability-based Life Cycle Cost Optimization of Structures and Infrastructures”. It was held in the Pascal Institute, Polytech Clermont-Ferrand, Blaise Pascal University (Clermont-Ferrand, France). There were 21 presentations of high scientific level and fruitful discussions among the experts in the field, along with technical visits in the Technical facilities at Sigma-Clermont and Civil Engineering experimental facilities at Polytech Clermont-Ferrand. The seminar has been attended by 35 experts and scientists coming from 7 European countries and 1 country out of Europe. Read More “51st ESReDA Seminar held in Clermont-Ferrand, France”→
In 2016, the Safety and Reliability Society will co-organise the European Safety and Reliability Conference ESREL 2016 jointly with Strathclyde University and ESRA. The conference will be held on 25-29 September 2016 in the Conference Centre of the new Technology and Innovation Centre (TIC) in the heart of Glasgow.
The Programme Committee will be led by Lesley Walls (Strathclyde), while the meeting will have three co-chairs – Terje Aven (ESRA), Richard Denning (SaRS) and Tim Bedford (Strathclyde).
The definition of Asset Management stated in by PAS 55:2008 is: Systematic and coordinated activities and practices through which an organization optimally and sustainably manages its assets and asset systems, their associated performance, risks and expenditures over their life cycles for the purpose of achieving its organizational strategic plan.
As a permanent and most senior member of the ESReDA Bureau of Directors (BoD), Henri Procaccia is viewed as something of a sage by association members. Given that Henri’s experience in reliability and risk assessment stretches over four decades, along with his personal involvement with EUReDATA since its inception in 1973, it’s not surprising that he has achieved elder statesman status. Read More “Henri Procaccia – Elder Statesman of ESReDA”→
International standards play a vital role in improving the quality of the products and services we use every day – from the safety of our railways, to the reliability of machinery and even the compatibility of our banking systems. But how do these standards come about? The answer lies in the collaborative work of experts across Europe. Together, they are striving to create practical tools to tackle global challenges including health, safety, security and climate change. Read More “Raising standards: ESReDA experts at work”→