Incidents That Define Process Safety

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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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Apply lessons learned from major process and transportationincidents to improve process safety

This book describes approximately fifty incidents that have hada significant impact on the chemical and refining industries'approaches to modern process safety. Events are described in detailso readers get a fundamental understanding of the root causes, theconsequences, the lessons learned, and actions that can prevent arecurrence. There are exhaustive investigative reports about theseevents; the goal of this reference is to consolidate and archiveconcise information on representative incidents that are relevanttoday so readers can apply the resulting safety principles to theircurrent operations. Incidents That Define ProcessSafety:

  • Is very easy too read and hard to put down

  • Includes descriptions of U.S. incidents, such as the ExxonValdez oil spill; the HF release at Marathon Oil Refinery in TexasCity in October 1987; the explosion in an isomerization unit atBP's Texas City Refinery in March 2005; and more

  • Covers incidents worldwide, including the Piper Alpha OilPlatform disaster in 1988, the collapse of a furnace stack andmultiple fires at the Tupras oil refinery in Turkey after anearthquake, the Bhopal disaster, and more

  • Incorporates events from other industries that have implicationsfor the chemical industry, such as the NASA Challenger Disaster,Chernobyl, and more

  • Includes photographs of the incident consequences and referencesfor additional study

Presented to raise process safety awareness, to help readerslearn from previous incidents, and to supplement establishedinitiatives and materials, this book is a valuable reference forengineers and technicians involved in the design and operation ofchemical and petroleum processing facilities, as well as managersand decision makers in these industries. It is also an enlighteningsupplement to many chemical engineering courses.

About the Author:

BP Process Safety Community of Practice has published aseries of more than fifteen booklets on process safety applied tothe oil and gas industry under the coordination of FredericGil, 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 disseminatinginformation on process safety management and technology. CCPS, anindustry technology alliance of the American Institute of ChemicalEngineers (AIChE), has published more than eighty books in itsprocess safety guidelines and process safety concepts series.

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