High reliability operations: Systems dynamic and economic analysis modeling of B&W pantex plant high explosive operations

Michael Bromley, Kurt McElwain, Ean Harn Ng, James Simonton, Mario Beruvides

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Abstract

The mission of B&W Pantex Plant is assembly and disassembly of nuclear weapons and development, formulation, manufacture and testing of high explosives (HE) under direction of the Pantex Site Office of the U. S. Department of Energy. This mission requires highly reliable operations. High Reliability Operations (HRO) theory postulates that endless accident-free operations are possible, but the application of the theory to actual risky operations and processes is not well developed. This project will use various well-known systems concepts and systems dynamic and economic analysis tools to develop a HRO methodology and framework to optimize operational safety controls and barriers for Pantex Plant HE operations. Copyright, American Society for Engineering Management, 2011.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAnnual International Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management 2011, ASEM 2011
Pages343-349
Number of pages7
StatePublished - 2011
EventAnnual International Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management 2011, ASEM 2011 - Lubbock, TX, United States
Duration: Oct 19 2011Oct 22 2011

Publication series

NameAnnual International Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management 2011, ASEM 2011

Conference

ConferenceAnnual International Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management 2011, ASEM 2011
CountryUnited States
CityLubbock, TX
Period10/19/1110/22/11

Keywords

  • Accident
  • Hazard
  • High Reliability Operations (HRO)
  • Risk
  • Safety controls

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    Bromley, M., McElwain, K., Ng, E. H., Simonton, J., & Beruvides, M. (2011). High reliability operations: Systems dynamic and economic analysis modeling of B&W pantex plant high explosive operations. In Annual International Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management 2011, ASEM 2011 (pp. 343-349). (Annual International Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management 2011, ASEM 2011).