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Advances in Materials Science and Engineering
Volume 2016, Article ID 3410637, 10 pages
Research Article

System Safety Assessment Based on Past Incidents in Oil and Gas Industries: A Focused Approach in Forecasting of Minor, Severe, Critical, and Catastrophic Incidents, 2010–2015

1Department of Mechanical Engineering, Suresh Gyan Vihar University, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
2Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India

Received 30 May 2016; Revised 21 November 2016; Accepted 22 November 2016

Academic Editor: Wei Zhou

Copyright © 2016 Praveen Patel and Nagendra Sohani. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Accident in an occupation which occurred due to series of repetitive minor incidents within the working environment. This work demonstrates the critical system safety assessment based on various incidents that took place to the different system and subsystem of two Indian oil refineries in five years of span 2010 to 2015. The categorization of incidents and hazard rate function of each incident category were classified and calculated. The result of Weibull analysis estimators in the form of scale and shape parameters provides useful information of incidents forecasting and their patterns in a particular time.