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

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

by Trevor Kletz

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ISBN-13: 9781493302963
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 10/29/2003
Pages: 230
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Trevor Kletz, OBE, D.Sc., F.Eng. (1922-2013), was a process safety consultant, and 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. He worked thirty-eight years with Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd., where he served as a production manager and safety adviser in the petrochemical division, also holding membership in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Loughborough University, Leicestershire, England. He most recently served as senior visiting research fellow at Loughborough University, and adjunct professor at the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center, Texas A&M University.

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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