What Went Wrong?: Case Histories of Process Plant Disasters and How They Could Have Been Avoided

Other | June 17, 2009

byTrevor Kletz, Trevor Kletz

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"What Went Wrong?" has revolutionized the way industry views safety.

The new edition continues and extends the wisdom, innovations and strategies of previous editions, by introducing new material on recent incidents, and adding an extensive new section that shows how many accidents occur through simple miscommunications within the organization, and how strightforward changes in design can often remove or reduce opportunities for human errors.

Kletz' approach to learning as deeply as possible from previous experiences is made yet more valuable in this new edtion, which for the first time brings together the approaches and cases of "What Went Wrong" with the managerially focussed material previously published in "Still Going Wrong". Updated and supplemented with new cases and analysis, this fifth edition is the ultimate resource of experienced based anaylsis and guidance for the safety and loss prevention professionals.





* A million dollar bestseller, this trusted book is updated with new material, including the Texas City and Buncefield incidents, and supplemented by material from Trevor Kletz's 'Still Going Wrong'
* Now presents a complete analysis of the design, operational and for the first time, managerial causes of process plant accidents and disasters, plus their aftermaths
* Case histories illustrate what went wrong, why it went wrong, and then guide readers in how to avoid similar tragedies: learn from the mistakes of others

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"What Went Wrong?" has revolutionized the way industry views safety.The new edition continues and extends the wisdom, innovations and strategies of previous editions, by introducing new material on recent incidents, and adding an extensive new section that shows how many accidents occur through simple miscommunications within the organ...

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 year...

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Format:OtherDimensions:640 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:June 17, 2009Publisher:Butterworth (trade)Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:008094969X

ISBN - 13:9780080949697

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Table of Contents

Part 1 ? What Went Wrong? Learning From the Experiences of Others
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

Part 2 ? How Could Disasters Have Been Avoided?
Maintenance
Entry into confined spaces
Changes to processes and plants
Changes in organization
Changing procedures instead of designs
Materials of construction (including insulation) and corrosion
Operating methods
Explosions
Poor communication
Control
Leaks
Reactions - planned and unplanned
Both design and operations could have been better
Accidents in other industries
Accident investigation - Missed opportunities