What Went Wrong: Case Histories of Process Plant Disasters

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9780872019195: What Went Wrong: Case Histories of Process Plant Disasters

This volume features sections and chapters on heat exchangers, furnaces, inherently-safer design and runaway reactions. The book includes process plant accidents occurring since publication of the 1988 edition, for example, the Phillips 66 Company Houston Chemical Complex explosion and fire, and the Piper Alpha disaster. The book is also concerned with the immediate technical causes of these diasaters and the changes in design and procedures needed to prevent them from happening again. Trevor Kletz is the author of "Lessons from Disaster: How Organizations Have No Memory" and "Accidents Recur".

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About the Author:

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.

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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

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