Reflections on the Concept of Safety Barriers

  • Snorre Sklet
  • Stein Hauge
Conference paper


This paper deals with the concept of safety barriers and contains a presentation and discussion of different aspects of the term. Based on findings from an analysis of the containment barrier function on oil and gas production platforms, some specific considerations concerning safety barriers are also presented.


Barrier Function Event Sequence Hazardous Event Barrier System Safety Function 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Snorre Sklet
    • 1
  • Stein Hauge
    • 1
  1. 1.SINTEF Industrial ManagementTrondheimNorway

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