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Learn from the mistakes of others. This invaluable and respected book examines the causes and aftermaths of numerous plant disasters - almost every one of which could have been prevented. Case histories illustrate what went wrong and why it went wrong, and then guide you in how to circumvent similar tragedies.
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Learn from the mistakes of others. This invaluable and respected book examines the causes and aftermaths of numerous plant disasters - almost every one of which could have been prevented. Case histories illustrate what went wrong and why it went wrong, and then guide you in how to circumvent similar tragedies.
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Case histories reveal the causes and aftermaths of numerous plant disasters--almost all of which could have been prevented--and provide insight into how to avoid similar catastrophes. This expanded edition features sections and chapters on heat exchangers, furnaces, inherently safer design, and runaway reactions. It analyzes accidents that have occurred since publication of the 1988 edition, including the Phillips 66 company Houston Chemical Complex explosion and the Piper Alpha disaster. It is concerned with the immediate technical causes of these disasters and the changes in design and procedures needed to prevent them from happening again. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780872019195
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
  • Publication date: 1/28/1990
  • Edition description: 2nd ed
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 238

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface
Units and Nomenclature
Ch. 1 Preparation for Maintenance 1
Ch. 2 Modifications 48
Ch. 3 Accidents Caused by Human Error 78
Ch. 4 Labeling 98
Ch. 5 Storage Tanks 108
Ch. 6 Stacks 136
Ch. 7 Leaks 144
Ch. 8 Liquefied Flammable Gases 165
Ch. 9 Pipe and Vessel Failures 179
Ch. 10 Other Equipment 205
Ch. 11 Entry to Vessels 229
Ch. 12 Hazards of Common Materials 244
Ch. 13 Tank Trucks and Cars 262
Ch. 14 Testing of Trips and Other Protective Systems 272
Ch. 15 Static Electricity 290
Ch. 16 Materials of Construction 299
Ch. 17 Operating Methods 309
Ch. 18 Reverse Flow and Other Unforeseen Deviations 327
Ch. 19 I Didn't Know That 343
Ch. 20 Problems with Computer Control 353
Ch. 21 Inherently Safer Design 367
Ch. 22 Reactions - Planned and Unplanned 380
App. 1 Relative Frequencies of Incidents 392
App. 2: Final Thoughts 395
App. 3: Recommended Reading 397
Index 399
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