What Went Wrong?: Case Studies of Process Plant Disasters / Edition 4

What Went Wrong?: Case Studies of Process Plant Disasters / Edition 4

by Trevor Kletz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0884159205

ISBN-13: 9780884159209

Pub. Date: 07/07/1998

Publisher: Elsevier Science

Expert Trevor Kletz examines the causes and aftermaths of numerous plant disasters—almost every one of which could have been prevented. Case histories illustrate what went wrong, why it went wrong, and then guide you in how to circumvent similar tragedies.

Learn from the mistakes of others. This invaluable and respected book examines the causes and

Overview

Expert Trevor Kletz examines the causes and aftermaths of numerous plant disasters—almost every one of which could have been prevented. Case histories illustrate what went wrong, why it went wrong, and then guide you in how to circumvent similar tragedies.

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.

• Learn from the mistakes of others with this important book!

• Examines the causes and aftermaths of numerous plant disasters - most of which could have been prevented

• Case histories illustrate what went wrong, why it went wrong, and then guide you in how to circumvent similar tragedies

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780884159209
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
07/07/1998
Edition description:
Subsequent
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.29(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments. Preface. Units and nomenclature. Preparation for maintenance. Modifications. Accidents caused by human error. Labeling. Storage tanks. Stacks. Leaks. Liquefied flammable gases. Pipe and vessel failures. Other equipment. Entry to vessels. Hazards of common materials. Tank trucks and cars. Testing of trips and other protective systems. Static electricity. Materials of construction. Operating methods. Reverse flow and other unforeseen deviations. I didn't know that. Problems with computer control. Inherently safer design. Reactions-planned and unplanned. A final word. Recommended reading. Index.

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