Computer Control and Human Error

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For process plant engineers and those who design software for them, analyzes the role of human error in computer-controlled process plants, demonstrating how mistakes can occur and providing computer specialists with insight into the user's perspective. Presents detailed case studies of the causes and aftermath of disasters in state-of-the-art plants, and suggests how similar incidents can be avoided in the future. Also examines hazard and operability (Hazop) studies to detect risk. Nice cartoons. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780884152699
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 1/1/1995
  • Pages: 132
  • Product dimensions: 0.44 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Trevor Kletz, OBE, D.Sc., F.Eng., a process safety consultant, has published more than a hundred papers and nine books on loss prevention and process safety, including most recently Lessons From Disaster: How Organizations Have No Memory and Accidents Recur and Computer Control and Human Error. His experience includes thirty-eight years with Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd., where he served as a production manager and safety adviser in the petrochemical division, and membership in the department of chemical engineering at Loughborough University, Leicestershire, England. He is currently senior visiting research fellow at Loughborough University and an officer of the Order of the British Empire.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Forethought
Introduction 1
1 Some Incidents That Have Occurred, Mainly in Computer-Controlled Process Plants 3
2 Hazard and Operability (HAZOP) Studies Applied to Computer-Controlled Process Plants 45
3 The Reasons Why Computer-Controlled Systems Fail 81
Afterthoughts 114
Index 117
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