What Went Wrong?

4th Edition

Case Studies of Process Plant Disasters

Authors: Trevor Kletz
Hardcover ISBN: 9780884159209
eBook ISBN: 9780080524238
Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing
Published Date: 23rd June 1998
Page Count: 408
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Description

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.

Key Features

  • 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

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.

Details

No. of pages:
408
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Gulf Professional Publishing 1998
Published:
Imprint:
Gulf Professional Publishing
eBook ISBN:
9780080524238
Hardcover ISBN:
9780884159209

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

Reviews

The examples were very clear and graphic, with good sketches or pictures. Without a doubt, I strongly recommend this book as required reading for every engineer and supervisor in the process industry and suggested reading for others. - AFE Facilities Engineering Journal The incidents described could occur in many types of plants, and should therefore be of interest to a wide variety of plant operators. The new fourth edition contains considerable new material, with extensive references. - Mechanical Engineering This book is recommended for generalists with an interest in industrial safety and safety/process who wish to gain some insight into the realities of plant operations. - IChemE-Institute Of Chemical Engineers This book should be read by every health and safety advisor and all managers and engineers who work in the chemical and petrochemical industries. It should also be used by those who provide training courses in these industries. - The Safety & Health Practitioner, July 2002