Risks assessment in thermal power plants using ISM methodology

Yongbo Li, Bathrinath Sankaranarayanan, D. Thresh Kumar, Ali Diabat

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    This paper assesses the interrelationships between hazards/risks (considered as barriers) for the effective implementation of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) measures using Interpretive Structural Modeling (ISM). We investigate within and among hazard/risk classes and formulate a structural model that identifies and prioritizes their levels. Mitigation strategies for the identified barriers make the research outcome more useful and applicable. Results reveal that insulation failure, barrier (B7), is the most influential hazard; hence, it must be addressed first for the effective implementation of OHS measures in coal-fired thermal power plants. The second barrier in the ISM hierarchy, (B6) fire (mill/pool/jet), and additional hazards and risks require further assessment.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    JournalAnnals of Operations Research
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

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    Modeling methodology
    Risk assessment
    Power plant
    Hazard
    Interpretive structural modeling
    Safety measures
    Occupational health
    Insulation
    Outcomes research
    Interrelationship
    Structural model
    Mitigation

    Keywords

    • Coal-fired thermal power plants
    • Interrelationship between hazards/risks
    • ISM
    • OHS

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Decision Sciences(all)
    • Management Science and Operations Research

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    Risks assessment in thermal power plants using ISM methodology. / Li, Yongbo; Sankaranarayanan, Bathrinath; Thresh Kumar, D.; Diabat, Ali.

    In: Annals of Operations Research, 01.01.2019.

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    Li, Yongbo ; Sankaranarayanan, Bathrinath ; Thresh Kumar, D. ; Diabat, Ali. / Risks assessment in thermal power plants using ISM methodology. In: Annals of Operations Research. 2019.
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