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Incidents That Define Process Safety

ISBN: 978-0-470-12204-4
352 pages
April 2008
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Incidents That Define Process Safety describes approximately fifty incidents that have had a significant impact on the chemical and refining industries' approaches to modern process safety. Events are described in detail so readers get a fundamental understanding of the root causes, the consequences, the lessons learned, and actions that can prevent a recurrence. There are exhaustive investigative reports about these events, allowing you to apply the resulting safety principles to their current operations.
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Table of Contents


Foreword by John Mogford.

1. Introduction.

2. Blind Operations.

3. Design.

4. External Causes.

5. Inspection and Maintenance.

6. Knowledge and Training.

7. Black of Hazid (Hazard Identification).

8. Management of Change.

9. Not Learning From Near Misses.

10. Operating Practices.

11. Permit to Work Systems.

12. Emergency Response.

13. Human Factors.


Standards and Regulations Referred to in This Book.

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Author Information

BP Process Safety Community of Practice has published a series of more than fifteen booklets on process safety applied to the oil and gas industry under the coordination of Frederic Gil, Process Safety & Fire Engineering Advisor for BP plc, in Sunbury, UK, and John Atherton, BP plc, retired.

Since 1985, the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) has been the world leader in developing and disseminating information on process safety management and technology. CCPS, an industry technology alliance of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), has published more than eighty books in its process safety guidelines and process safety concepts series.

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"This book is an excellent contribution to the safety literature. It is thorough, wide ranging and well written. It should be read by all engineers in the process engineers, not just the safety experts." (Journal of Hazardous Materials, May 2008)
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