Introduction

Fault tree analysis (FTA) [86, 42, 107] is a deductive method which is normally used in a quantitative way, although it requires as an initial step a qualitative study of the system under consideration. After defining the undesired events, its logical connection with the basic events of the system are searched for and the result of this search is represented graphically by means of a fault tree. The logical connections in the fault tree are generally represented by two types of gates, the "OR" and the "AND". Quantitative evaluation of a fault tree requires quantitative reliability data for equipments as well as human error. This appendix describes a FTA method which is used in the study. The FTA uses analytical approach, and developed by Hauptmanns [86].

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