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What went wrong? : case histories of process plant disasters

Author: Trevor A Kletz
Publisher: Burlington, MA : Elsevier, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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Examines the causes and aftermaths of numerous plant disasters - almost every one of which could have been prevented. This book includes case histories which illustrate what went wrong, why it went  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kletz, Trevor A.
What went wrong?.
Burlington, MA : Elsevier, ©1999
(OCoLC)38378707
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Trevor A Kletz
ISBN: 9780080524238 0080524230 0884159205 9780884159209
OCLC Number: 156979184
Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 408 pages) : illustrations : digital, HTML and PDF files
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Trevor Kletz.

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