Barrier Management for Major Hazard Risk

  • Jan-Erik VinnemEmail author
Part of the Springer Series in Reliability Engineering book series (RELIABILITY)


In this chapter the barrier concepts and philosophy of barrier management are explained, based upon authority requirements and expectations. The way to establish barrier strategies is then discussed, followed by a discussion of the management of barriers in the operations phase. Some examples and challenges are also described.


Barrier Function Fire Protection Barrier System Operation Phase Philosophy Document 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Faculty of Science and TechnologyUniversity of StavangerStavangerNorway

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