Still Going Wrong!

Still Going Wrong!

Case Histories of Process Plant Disasters and How They Could Have Been Avoided

1st Edition - October 10, 2003

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  • Author: Trevor Kletz
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780750677097
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080469928

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This is Trevor Kletz's follow up to his extremely successful What Went Wrong? Case Histories of Process Plant Disasters. In it, Kletz reinforces the messages in his now-classic book of famous case histories, but the majority of the book covers points not covered in the original. This new volume will focus more on procedural changes that can be made, not only at the technical or engineering levels, but at the managerial level, to prevent disasters from happening.

Key Features

* This volume follows up on the cases and strategies outlined in the original million-dollar seller: "What Went Wrong"
* Contains many new cases and areas for improvement, including the hazards of rust, corrosion, and many more new topics
* Written by the world's leading expert on industrial safety


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.

Table of Contents

  • Forethoughts
    A note on nomenclature
    1 Maintenance
    2 Entry into confined spaces
    3 Changes to processes and plants
    4 Changes in organization
    5 Changing procedures instead of designs
    6 Materials of construction (including insulation) and corrosion
    7 Operating methods
    8 Explosions
    9 Poor communication
    10 I didn't know that...
    11 Control
    12 Leaks
    13 Reactions - planned and unplanned
    14 Both design and operations could have been better
    15 Accidents in other industries
    16 Accident investigation - Missed opportunities

Product details

  • No. of pages: 256
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Gulf Professional Publishing 2003
  • Published: October 10, 2003
  • Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780750677097
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080469928

About the Author

Trevor Kletz

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Process Safety Consultant, UK

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