Topic 34: Can the application of Redundancy Increase Safety and Reliability in the oil and gas industry?
A system with a single point of failure is usually made more reliable by the concept of redundancy. Redundant members are added in structural members to reduce the likelihood of failure.
This has an effect in increasing the safety, functionality and reliability of the structure. Redundancy in Engineering is the duplication of critical components or functions of a system with the intention of increasing reliability of the system, usually in the case of a backup or fail-safe. This is highly applicable in many critical systems.
How can the oil and gas industry achieve a higher Safety and reliability level with the application of redundancy?