Proceedings of the

The 33rd European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL 2023)
3 – 8 September 2023, Southampton, UK

Challenges of a Distributed Hazard Identification

Axel Berres1 and Igor Sokolov2

1German Aerospace Center, Braunschweig, Germany.

2German Aerospace Center, Hamburg, Germany.


Our task in the FLHYSAFE project is to analyse risks for a fuel cell system in the early stages of development. From the perspective of a distributed project like FLHYSAFE, challenges identified for example by [Da99] only partially cover our experience. This paper aims to look at the different aspects and specificities of hazard identification in a distributed project. The focus will be on the early development phases, the process and the methods for hazard identification. Using the example of the Emergency Power Unit, the results will be presented and discussed. Furthermore, recommendations for pragmatic hazard identification will be given.

Keywords: Functional hazard assessment, Hazard identification process, Collaborative engineering.

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