Computer Control and Human Error - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780884152699, 9780080529738

Computer Control and Human Error

1st Edition

Authors: Trevor Kletz
eBook ISBN: 9780080529738
Hardcover ISBN: 9780884152699
Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing
Published Date: 18th September 1995
Page Count: 132
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Description

Computer Control and Human Error presents accounts of various incidents at computer-controlled plants. These incidents include equipment and software faults; treating the computer as a "black box"; misjudging the way operators respond to the computer; errors in the data entry; failure to inform operators of changes in data or programs; and unauthorized interference with peripheral equipment. The discussion then turns to the use of hazard and operability studies (Hazops) to prevent or reduce errors in computer-controlled plants. The book describes the conventional Hazop as used in the process industry and an overview of the different Chazop frameworks/guidelines suggested by engineers and researchers. It then presents new Chazop methodology which is based on incident analysis. The final chapter presents reasons for failures in computerized systems, each of which is illustrated with an example. Most of the examples did not cause an actual safety problem, simply because they occurred within systems that are not safety-related. Some of these examples appear in the literature; others are from personal experience or from private communications.

Table of Contents


Preface

Forethought

Introduction

1. Some Incidents That Have Occurred, Mainly in Computer-Controlled Process Plants

2. Hazard and Operability (HAZOP) Studies Applied to Computer-Controlled Process Plants

3. The Reasons Why Computer-Controlled Systems Fail

Afterthoughts

Index

Details

No. of pages:
132
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Gulf Professional Publishing 1995
Published:
Imprint:
Gulf Professional Publishing
eBook ISBN:
9780080529738
Hardcover ISBN:
9780884152699

About the Author

Trevor Kletz

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Process Safety Consultant, UK