Still Going Wrong!: Case Histories of Process Plant Disasters and How They Could Have Been Avoided

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Overview

Trevor Kletz's classic book, "What Went Wrong?", revolutionized the way industry views safety. This completely new volume, "Still Going Wrong!" continues and extends the practices and wisdom of the original while focusing on innovations and strategies that Kletz and others have pioneered over the last decade.

Kletz reinforces the messages in his now-classic book of famous case histories, but Still Going Wrong! hits on many new points, such as how many accidents occur through simple miscommunications within the organization and how simple changes in design can often remove or reduce opportunities for human errors.

Like What Went Wrong?, this new volume discusses the technical causes of accidents, but Still Going Wrong! pays closer attention to the underlying weaknesses in the management and design systems that made it possible for the technical errors to occur in the first place. All new material treating the hazards of corrosion, and numerous new topics, including: maintenance, entry into confined spaces, materials of construction (including insulation), explosions, leaks, reactions-planned and unplanned, accident investigation, and missed opportunities. These are only some of the highlights of this new classic.

Trevor Kletz spent 38years in industry and is now a writer and lecturer on process safety. He has published more than a hundred papers and ten books on the subject and is currently a visiting professor at Loughborough University, UK and an Officer of the Order of the British Empire.

Audience: This book has an extremely wide audience, including: Safety Engineers, Process Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Chemical Engineers, Safety Consultants, Executives in the process industries and manufacturing industries.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Without a doubt I recommend this book for anyone involved with management, design, operation, health and safety, or maintenance, in the process industries. - Nick Spencer (General Manager and Director, ConocoPhillips Ltd Humber Refinery, UK)

...should be read not only by those who design but also by those who operate process plant of any form. -- Industrial Safety Management, April 2004

Still Going Wrong is an immensely readable book and one that I would recommend to all personnel with an interest in safety.
-- Health and Safety At Work August 2004

This book is an excellent compilation of case histories of process plant accidents and discussions of how they could have been avoided. It imparts much useful and practical information, which could lead to avoidance or minimization of costly accidents, both with respect to property and human life loss.

- Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, July 2004

“Mr. Kletz provides the insight that can help you delve into these issues, and provides materials that help you learn from others’ mistakes.

– Chemical Engineering, Nov. 2005

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750677097
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 10/24/2003
  • Edition description: Sequel to the Classic What Went Wrong?
  • Pages: 230
  • Sales rank: 772,839
  • Product dimensions: 0.69 (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

Maintenance; Entry into confined spaces; Changes to processes and plants; Changes in organization; Changing procedures instead of designs; Materials of construction (including insulation) and corrosion; Operating methods; Explosions; Poor communication; I didn't know that...; Control; Leaks; Reactions - planned and unplanned; Both design and operations could have been better; Accidents in other industries; Accident investigation - Missed opportunities; Afterthoughts.
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