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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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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  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
Language Note: English.
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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