Vol.18, No.1, 2018, pp. 3–6
UDC: 621.311.21

RISK ANALYSIS IN THE CASE OF AIR STORAGE TANK FAILURE AT RHPP BAJINA BAŠTA

Ivana Vučetić1, Snežana Kirin1, Trivun Vučetić2, Tamara Golubović3, Aleksandar Sedmak3

1)University of Belgrade, Innovation Centre of the Faculty of Mech. Eng., Belgrade, Serbia, ivucetic@mas.bg.ac.rs

2)Hydropower Plant Bajina Basta, EPS, Serbia

3)University of Belgrade, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Belgrade, Serbia

Abstract

The paper presents the risk analysis of an air tank failure at RHPP Bajina Bašta. The applied procedure involves the determination of the risk matrix, i.e. the combined probability (frequency) of events and consequences to humans, the environment, and the facility itself. The analysis has shown that in case of very low probability and severe consequences the risk is medium, and as such requires careful monitoring of the state of the tank, as well as taking all other failure prevention measures.

Keywords: risk matrix, air storage tank, lap joint, Reversible Hydropower Plant Bajina Bašta

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