In this blog post, CRA Consultant Dr Lavinia Raganelli introduces two of CRA’s current collaborative Research & Development projects that are advancing and improving risk analysis tools and techniques.
People, Plant and the Planet is the theme for this year’s 10th CRA Risk and Safety Forum.
At the Forum there will be conversations around our workforce (people) in safety critical infrastructures, ageing and maintenance of the infrastructure (plant), as well as the benefits for the planet (planet).
CRA’s Advanced Risk Analytics team focuses on innovation and research. At previous Forums speakers have presented their research on innovative Probabilistic Safety Analysis (PSA) methods, use of PSA extended mission times and project management for decommissioning.
At this year’s Forum there will be opportunities to discuss current CRA research and collaborative projects such as:
* ‘Open Data Use for Safety Practices in Engineering’, a project led by the Open Data Institute (ODI), funded by Lloyd’s Register Foundation and supported by CRA. Specifically, CRA provided ODI with information on best practice in data management in the nuclear safety industry. This project has reviewed current data sharing practices in engineering and aims to increase data access in order to improve safety of the public.
*‘EDF R&D PSA model management tool’ a project in collaboration with EDF France R&D that is being progressed by CRA consultants. CRA is working on developing a converter between RiskSpectrum and the model management tool. Risk practitioners will be able to use both RiskSpectrum and the EDF model management tool to develop more refined risk models.
Increasing data openness and providing different analysis tools to risk practitioners is a key step for improving the plant safety and risk models. The discussion at the Forum will revolve around how using more informed data and better modelling tools can improve safety of the people (workers and public) and deliver cost savings for both ageing plants and new build.
The Forum is attended every year by academics, early career researchers and university graduates; providing attendees with an opportunity to discover and discuss what future risk analysis techniques might look like.
The Risk & Safety Forum agenda features presentations from a number of organisations including: EDF Energy, Delft University of Technology , EUROCONTROL , Bel V ,Jacobsen Analytics , YUDU Sentinel and Whiteley Aerospace Safety Engineering & Management Limited.
Attending the Forum is a fantastic opportunity to hear from industry experts, discuss latest developments and challenges and share best practice with peers.