Chemical Process Safety

Chemical Process Safety : Learning from Case Histories

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Chemical Process Safety: Learning from Case Histories, Fourth Edition gives insight into eliminating specific classes of hazards while also providing real case histories with valuable lessons to be learned. This edition also includes practical sections on mechanical integrity, management of change, and incident investigation programs, along with a list of helpful resources. The information contained in this book will help users stay up-to-date on all the latest OSHA requirements, including the OSHA-required Management of Change, Mechanical Integrity, and Incident Investigation regulations. Learn how to eliminate hazards in the design, operation, and maintenance of chemical process plants and petroleum refineries. World-renowned expert in process safety, Roy Sanders, shows how to reduce risks in plants and refineries, including a summary of case histories from high profile disasters and recommendations for how to avoid repeating the same mistakes. Following the principles outlined in this text will help save lives and reduce loss.
* Features additional new chapters covering safety culture, maintaining a sense of vulnerability, and additional learning opportunities from recent incidents and near misses* Contains updated information from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics and the National Safety Council, with concise summaries of some of the most important case histories of the twenty-first century* Includes significantly expanded information from the US Chemical Safety Board, US OSHA, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE)* Provides a completely updated chapter to guide readers to a wealth of reference material available on the web and elsewhere
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Product details

  • Paperback | 506 pages
  • 152 x 229mm
  • Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • 0128044284
  • 9780128044285

Table of contents

1. Perspective, Perspective, Perspective 2. Good Intentions 3. Focusing on Water and Steam: The Ever-Present and Sometimes Evil Twins 4. Major US Incidents in the 21st Century 5. Two Higly Destructive 21st Century Vapor Cloud Explosion Incidents 6. Preparation for Maintenance  7. Maintenance -Induced Accidents and Process Piping Problems 8. One-Minute Modifications: Small, Quick Changes in a Plant Can Create Bad Memories 9. Accidents Involving Compressors, Hoses and Pumps 10. Failure to Use Consult or Understand Specifications. 11. "Imagine If" Modifications and Practical Problem Solving 12. The Role of Mechanical Integrity in Chemical Process Safety. 13. Effectively Managing Change within the Chemical Industry 14. Investigating and Sharing near Misses and Unfortunate Accidents. 15. Keep a Sense of Vulnerability for Safety Sake 16. A Strong Safety Culture is Essential 17. Sources of Helpful Information for the Process Safety Practitioner
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"The emphasis in this book is on accidents that have occurred as the result of the unforeseen effects of changes to chemical plants. The descriptions are well written, easy to read and bring out the essentials of each incident. Everyone who works in the process industries, from operator to operations director, should read the book". -Trevor Kletz, ICI, IChemE It is very welcome to see that Sanders has published this collection of cases, and he provides very valuable lessons for the chemical process industry. This book should be essential reading for not just chemical engineers but engineers and safety managers worldwide.- Dr. P.R. Lewis, Lecturer in Materials Engineering at the Open University
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About Roy E. Sanders

Sanders recently retired from PPG Industries in Lake Charles, LA. Roy worked for PPG for 42 years and specialized in Process Safety fundamentals since 1974. He is associated with the Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center at Texas A&M, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, and is a member of the editorial boards of both the AIChE's Process Safety Progress and Putman's Chemical Processing. He has taught brief process safety courses across the USA, as well as, Bahrain, Canada, India, the Netherlands Saudi Arabia and Taiwan.
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