What Went Wrong?: Case Studies of Process Plant Disasters
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.
* 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
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Chapter 2 Modifications
Chapter 3 Accidents Caused by Human Error
Chapter 4 Labeling
Chapter 5 Storage Tanks
Chapter 6 Stacks
Chapter 7 Leaks
Chapter 8 Liquefied Flammable Gases
Chapter 15 Static Electricity
Chapter 16 Materials of Construction
Chapter 17 Operating Method
Chapter 18 Reverse Flow and Other Unforeseen Deviations
Chapter 19 I Didnt Know That
Chapter 20 Problems with Computer Control
Chapter 21 Inherently Safer Design
Chapter 22 ReactionsPlanned and Unplanned
Chapter 9 Pipe and Vessel Failures
Chapter 10 Other Equipment
Chapter 11 Entry to Vessels
Chapter 12 Hazards of Common Materials
Chapter 13 Tank Trucks and Cars
Chapter 14 Testing of Trips and Other Protective Systems
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