Risk assessment for river transport Kuching express boat passenger terminal (maintenance & utilization)

Franklin, Simon (2010) Risk assessment for river transport Kuching express boat passenger terminal (maintenance & utilization). [Project Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The development of water transport in Sarawak, Malaysia is considered to be in the early stages. There are possibilities that the water transport system in Sarawak can be improved and made a contributor to enhancing the public transportation system in the state. The Sarawak Rivers Board, Kuching Express Boat Passenger Terminal was the targeted area of study. This study focused on the conducting of qualitative and quantitative risk assessment on the maintenance and utilization of the passenger terminal. Such studies have yet to be performed in the state. Therefore, this study will benefit the development of the water transport industry in Sarawak. Distribution of survey questionnaires were carried out for the qualitative risk assessment while a method known as the Fuzzy Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA) has been adopted for the quantitative risk assessment. Furthermore, scale ranking table of ratings for severity, occurrence and detect were used to carry out the fuzzy FMEA method. Results obtained from the fuzzy FMEA method were in the form of fuzzy RPN number, which are the products of severity, occurrence and detect. From the analysis, life rafts have the highest fuzzy RPN at 351 (323 if normalized) while the lowest fuzzy RPN was obtained from railings (83.9, 5 if normalized). Life rafts were rated highest while railings were rated lowest in the fuzzy RPN number rankings. However, values obtained from the method were not as projected theoretically due to its shortcomings, such as existence of loop holes in membership functions. Future improvements of the method may include the modification of the scale tables to suit better risk assessment for any river infrastructure. In conclusion, the fuzzy FMEA method was proven to be applicable in conducting risk assessment on a river infrastructure in terms of maintenance and utilization.

Item Type: Project Report
Additional Information: Project Report (B.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2010.
Uncontrolled Keywords: River boats,Inland waterway vessels,Unimas, university,universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak,Kuching, Samarahan,ipta,education, postgraduated ,research ,Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 22 May 2015 08:06
Last Modified: 22 May 2015 08:06
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/7796

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