Trevor Kletz Compendium

Trevor Kletz Compendium
Author: Andy Brazier,Fiona Macleod,David Edwards,Ivan Vince,John Riddick,Craig Skinner
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2021-01-29
ISBN 10: 0128194480
ISBN 13: 9780128194485
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trevor Kletz Compendium Book Review:

Trevor Kletz has had a huge impact on the way people viewed accidents and safety, particularly in the process industries. His ideas were developed from nearly 40 years working in the chemical industry. When he retired from the field, he shared his experience and ideas widely in more than 15 books. Trevor Kletz Compendium: His Process Safety Wisdom Updated for a New Generation introduces Kletz’s stories and ideas and brings them up to date in this valuable resource that equips readers to manage process safety in every workplace. Topics covered in this book include inherent safety, safety studies, human factors and design. Learn the lessons from past accidents to make sure they don’t happen again. Focuses on understanding systems and learning from past accidents Describes approaches to safety that are practical and effective Provides an engineer’s perspective on safety

What Went Wrong

What Went Wrong
Author: Trevor Kletz
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 408
Release: 1998-06-23
ISBN 10: 9780080524238
ISBN 13: 0080524230
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Went Wrong Book Review:

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

Critical Aspects of Safety and Loss Prevention

Critical Aspects of Safety and Loss Prevention
Author: Trevor A. Kletz
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2014-06-28
ISBN 10: 1483192350
ISBN 13: 9781483192352
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Aspects of Safety and Loss Prevention Book Review:

Critical Aspects of Safety and Loss Prevention reflects the author's managerial experience and safety operations experience. This book is a collection of almost 400 thoughts and observations on safety and loss prevention, illustrated by accounts of accidents. The items, mostly short, are arranged alphabetically and cross-references are provided. The accident reports in this volume highlight the ignorance, incompetence and folly but also originality and inventiveness in the cause of accident prevention. This book also argues on the importance of loss prevention over the traditional safety approach. This book will be of interest to persons who work in design, operations and maintenance and to safety professionals.

WHAT WENT WRONG CASE HISTORIES OF PROCESS PLANT DISASTERS

WHAT WENT WRONG  CASE HISTORIES OF PROCESS PLANT DISASTERS
Author: TREVOR KLETZ
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Major Accidents to the Environment

Major Accidents to the Environment
Author: Ivan Vince
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2011-04-08
ISBN 10: 9780080556369
ISBN 13: 0080556361
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Major Accidents to the Environment Book Review:

If our plant catches fire, when should it be allowed to burn down to prevent pollution? When does enforcement turn into prosecution, following an environmental accident? Will our environmental insurance cover the costs of remediation? This book provides a thorough and practical guide to the environmental aspects of compliance with the Seveso II Directive and COMAH regulations and surrounding issues. It guides readers through the technical, legal and insurance related complexities unique to the environmental aspects of Seveso II/COMAH. Individual chapters and sections written by relevant experts explain the implications of the Directive/Regulations and other laws that relate to major accident hazards. Valuable case studies underpin and illuminate the arguments presented. The comprehensive appendices contain a wealth of further case studies as well as focused supporting information on environmental design, assessment and management of major hazard installations, for safety, prevention and environmental professionals, risk assessors, insurers, managers and their legal advisors. Dr Ivan Vince is Director of ASK Consultants and co-founder of one of the first industrial risk consultancies in Eastern Europe. He has investigated several environmental accidents. Related titles: Introduction to Emergency Management, 2e Haddow and Bullock 978-0-7506-7961-9 Introduction to International Disaster Management, Coppola 978-0-7506-7982-4 Learning from Accidents, 3e, Kletz 978-0-7506-4883-7 * This is the only guide to working with and implementing the Seveso II-Directive and COMAH regulations * Written by leading risk management, scientific, legal, and engineering experts, this book provides all of the key elements an organization must manage in order to comply * Accompanied by a comprehensive data handbook that enables managers and health & safety professionals to assess and apply the approaches required in the Directives

Learning from Accidents

Learning from Accidents
Author: Trevor Kletz
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2007-08-22
ISBN 10: 1136388133
ISBN 13: 9781136388132
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Learning from Accidents Book Review:

Review of previous edition: "Trevor Kletz's book makes an invaluable contribution to the systematic, professional and scientific approach to accident investigation". The Chemical Engineer Fully revised and updated, the third edition of Learning from Accidents provides more information on accident investigation, including coverage of accidents involving liquefied gases, building collapse and other incidents that have occurred because faults were invisible (e.g. underground pipelines). By analysing accidents that have occurred Trevor Kletz shows how we can learn and thus be better able to prevent accidents happening again. Looking at a wide range of incidents, covering the process industries, nuclear industry and transportation, he analyses each accident in a practical and non-theoretical fashion and summarises each with a chain of events showing the prevention and mitigation which could have occurred at every stage. At all times Learning from Accidents, 3rd Edition emphasises cause and prevention rather than human interest or cleaning up the mess. Anyone involved in accident investigation and reporting of whatever sort and all those who work in industry, whether in design, operations or loss prevention will find this book full of invaluable guidance and advice.

Safety and Health for Engineers

Safety and Health for Engineers
Author: Roger L. Brauer
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 758
Release: 2006-05-24
ISBN 10: 0471750921
ISBN 13: 9780471750925
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Safety and Health for Engineers Book Review:

The essential guide to blending safety and health with economical engineering Over time, the role of the engineer has evolved into a complex combination of duties and responsibilities. Modern engineers are required not only to create products and environments, but to make them safe and economical as well. Safety and Health for Engineers, Second Edition is a comprehensive guide that helps engineers reconcile safety and economic concerns using the latest cost-effective methods of ensuring safety in all facets of their work. It addresses the fundamentals of safety, legal aspects, hazard recognition, the human element of safety, and techniques for managing safety in engineering decisions. Like its successful predecessor, this Second Edition contains a broad range of topics and examples, detailed references to information and standards, real-world application exercises, and a significant bibliography of books for each chapter. Inside this indispensable resource, you'll find: * The duties and legal responsibilities for which engineers are accountable * Updated safety laws and regulations and their enforcement agencies * An in-depth study of hazards and their control * A thorough discussion of human behavior, capabilities, and limitations * Key instruction on managing safety and health through risk management, safety analyses, and safety plans and programs Additionally, Safety and Health for Engineers includes the latest legal considerations, new risk analysis methods, system safety and decision-making tools, and today's concepts and methods in ergonomic design. It also contains revised reference figures and tables, OSHA permissible exposure limits, and updated examples and exercises taken from real cases that challenged engineering designs. Written for engineers, plant managers, safety professionals, and students, Safety and Health for Engineers, Second Edition provides the information and tools you need to unite health and safety with economical engineering for safer technological solutions.

Hazop and Hazan

Hazop and Hazan
Author: Trevor A. Kletz
Publsiher: IChemE
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9780852955062
ISBN 13: 0852955065
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hazop and Hazan Book Review:

Hazop and Hazan were developed to identify and assess hazards in the process industries. The use of these techniques leads to safer plants. Understanding the practical issues involved in their correct implementation is the theme of this book.

Nuclear Power Plant Design and Analysis Codes

Nuclear Power Plant Design and Analysis Codes
Author: Jun Wang,Xin Li,Chris Allison,Judy Hohorst
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2020-11-10
ISBN 10: 0128181915
ISBN 13: 9780128181911
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nuclear Power Plant Design and Analysis Codes Book Review:

Nuclear Power Plant Design and Analysis Codes: Development, Validation, and Application presents the latest research on the most widely used nuclear codes and the wealth of successful accomplishments which have been achieved over the past decades by experts in the field. Editors Wang, Li,Allison, and Hohorst and their team of authors provide readers with a comprehensive understanding of nuclear code development and how to apply it to their work and research to make their energy production more flexible, economical, reliable and safe. Written in an accessible and practical way, each chapter considers strengths and limitations, data availability needs, verification and validation methodologies and quality assurance guidelines to develop thorough and robust models and simulation tools both inside and outside a nuclear setting. This book benefits those working in nuclear reactor physics and thermal-hydraulics, as well as those involved in nuclear reactor licensing. It also provides early career researchers with a solid understanding of fundamental knowledge of mainstream nuclear modelling codes, as well as the more experienced engineers seeking advanced information on the best solutions to suit their needs. Captures important research conducted over last few decades by experts and allows new researchers and professionals to learn from the work of their predecessors Presents the most recent updates and developments, including the capabilities, limitations, and future development needs of all codes Incudes applications for each code to ensure readers have complete knowledge to apply to their own setting.

A Life in Error

A Life in Error
Author: Professor James Reason
Publsiher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2013-11-01
ISBN 10: 1472418417
ISBN 13: 9781472418418
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Life in Error Book Review:

This succinct but absorbing book covers the main way stations on James Reason’s 40-year journey in pursuit of the nature and varieties of human error. He presents an engrossing and very personal perspective, offering the reader exceptional insights, wisdom and wit as only James Reason can. A Life in Error charts the development of his seminal and hugely influential work from its original focus on individual cognitive psychology through the broadening of scope to embrace social, organizational and systemic issues.

Introduction to Particle Technology

Introduction to Particle Technology
Author: Martin J. Rhodes
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2013-03-25
ISBN 10: 1118681541
ISBN 13: 9781118681541
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Particle Technology Book Review:

Particle technology is a term used to refer to the science and technology related to the handling and processing of particles and powders. The production of particulate materials, with controlled properties tailored to subsequent processing and applications, is of major interest to a wide range of industries, including chemical and process, food, pharmaceuticals, minerals and metals companies and the handling of particles in gas and liquid solutions is a key technological step in chemical engineering. This textbook provides an excellent introduction to particle technology with worked examples and exercises. Based on feedback from students and practitioners worldwide, it has been newly edited and contains new chapters on slurry transport, colloids and fine particles, size enlargement and the health effects of fine powders. Topics covered include: Characterization (Size Analysis) Processing (Granulation, Fluidization) Particle Formation (Granulation, Size Reduction) Storage and Transport (Hopper Design, Pneumatic Conveying, Standpipes, Slurry Flow) Separation (Filtration, Settling, Cyclones) Safety (Fire and Explosion Hazards, Health Hazards) Engineering the Properties of Particulate Systems (Colloids, Respirable Drugs, Slurry Rheology) This book is essential reading for undergraduate students of chemical engineering on particle technology courses. It is also valuable supplementary reading for students in other branches of engineering, applied chemistry, physics, pharmaceutics, mineral processing and metallurgy. Practitioners in industries in which powders are handled and processed may find it a useful starting point for gaining an understanding of the behavior of particles and powders. Review of the First Edition taken from High Temperatures - High pressures 1999 31 243 – 251 "..This is a modern textbook that presents clear-cut knowledge. It can be successfully used both for teaching particle technology at universities and for individual study of engineering problems in powder processing."

Still Going Wrong

Still Going Wrong
Author: Trevor Kletz
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2003-11-14
ISBN 10: 9780080469928
ISBN 13: 0080469922
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Still Going Wrong Book Review:

This is Trevor Kletz's follow up to his extremely successful What Went Wrong? Case Histories of Process Plant Disasters. In it, Kletz reinforces the messages in his now-classic book of famous case histories, but the majority of the book covers points not covered in the original. This new volume will focus more on procedural changes that can be made, not only at the technical or engineering levels, but at the managerial level, to prevent disasters from happening. * This volume follows up on the cases and strategies outlined in the original million-dollar seller: "What Went Wrong" * Contains many new cases and areas for improvement, including the hazards of rust, corrosion, and many more new topics * Written by the world's leading expert on industrial safety

Computer Related Risks

Computer Related Risks
Author: Peter G. Neumann
Publsiher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Total Pages: 384
Release: 1994-10-18
ISBN 10: 0321703162
ISBN 13: 9780321703163
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Computer Related Risks Book Review:

"This sobering description of many computer-related failures throughout our world deflates the hype and hubris of the industry. Peter Neumann analyzes the failure modes, recommends sequences for prevention and ends his unique book with some broadening reflections on the future." —Ralph Nader, Consumer Advocate This book is much more than a collection of computer mishaps; it is a serious, technically oriented book written by one of the world's leading experts on computer risks. The book summarizes many real events involving computer technologies and the people who depend on those technologies, with widely ranging causes and effects. It considers problems attributable to hardware, software, people, and natural causes. Examples include disasters (such as the Black Hawk helicopter and Iranian Airbus shootdowns, the Exxon Valdez, and various transportation accidents); malicious hacker attacks; outages of telephone systems and computer networks; financial losses; and many other strange happenstances (squirrels downing power grids, and April Fool's Day pranks). Computer-Related Risks addresses problems involving reliability, safety, security, privacy, and human well-being. It includes analyses of why these cases happened and discussions of what might be done to avoid recurrences of similar events. It is readable by technologists as well as by people merely interested in the uses and limits of technology. It is must reading for anyone with even a remote involvement with computers and communications—which today means almost everyone. Computer-Related Risks: Presents comprehensive coverage of many different types of risks Provides an essential system-oriented perspective Shows how technology can affect your life—whether you like it or not!

Efficient Petrochemical Processes

Efficient Petrochemical Processes
Author: Frank (Xin X.) Zhu,James A. Johnson,David W. Ablin,Gregory A. Ernst
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2019-10-15
ISBN 10: 1119487870
ISBN 13: 9781119487876
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Efficient Petrochemical Processes Book Review:

A GUIDE TO THE DESIGN, OPERATION, CONTROL, TROUBLESHOOTING, OPTIMIZATION AS WELL AS THE RECENT ADVANCES IN THE FIELD OF PETROCHEMICAL PROCESSES Efficient Petrochemical Processes: Technology, Design and Operation is a guide to the tools and methods for energy optimization and process design. Written by a panel of experts on the topic, the book highlights the application of these methods on petrochemical technology such as the aromatics process unit. The authors describe practical approaches and tools that focus on improving industrial energy efficiency, reducing capital investment, and optimizing yields through better design, operation, and optimization. The text is divided into sections that cover the range of essential topics: petrochemical technology description; process design considerations; reaction and separation design; process integration; process system optimization; types of revamps; equipment assessment; common operating issues; and troubleshooting case analysis. This important book: Provides the basic knowledge related to fundamentals, design, and operation for petrochemical processes Applies process integration techniques and optimization techniques that improve process design and operations in the petrochemical process Provides practical methods and tools for industrial practitioners Puts the focus on improving industrial energy efficiency, reducing capital investment, and optimizing yields Contains information on the most recent advances in the field. Written for managers, engineers, and operators working in process industries as well as university students, Efficient Petrochemical Processes: Technology, Design and Operation explains the most recent advances in the field of petrochemical processes and discusses in detail catalytic and adsorbent materials, reaction and separation mechanisms.

On the Practice of Safety

On the Practice of Safety
Author: Fred A. Manuele
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2003-06-27
ISBN 10: 9780471447429
ISBN 13: 0471447420
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On the Practice of Safety Book Review:

The completely revised and updated Third Edition of the benchmark On the Practice of Safety thoroughly covers subjects that must be mastered by anyone seeking to attain professional status in the practice of safety. Like its predecessors, the Third Edition provides a solid foundation for the study of the practice of safety in degree programs. Additionally, it serves as a basis for self-analysis by those safety professionals who seek to improve their performance, gain recognition from management for providing value, and achieve professional status. On the Practice of Safety’s distinctive essay format provides a penetrating exploration of a variety of subjects not possible in a standard reference. The Third Edition expands on the content of the former edition, adding updated statistics to reflect recent trends and developments in the field. In addition to a greatly extended chapter on quality and safety, author Fred Manuele contributes four new chapters: Heinrich Revisited: Truisms or Myths Addressing Severe Injury Potential Acceptable Risk Behavior-Based Safety Each chapter is a self-contained unit that offers comprehensive coverage of a particular topic. All of the chapters in the Third Edition reflect the increasing professional incidence of safety, occupational health, and environmental affairs falling under a common management, and address each issue accordingly.

Railway Research

Railway Research
Author: Krzysztof Zboinski
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2015-12-16
ISBN 10: 9535122355
ISBN 13: 9789535122357
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Railway Research Book Review:

This book focuses on selected research problems of contemporary railways. The first chapter is devoted to the prediction of railways development in the nearest future. The second chapter discusses safety and security problems in general, precisely from the system point of view. In the third chapter, both the general approach and a particular case study of a critical incident with regard to railway safety are presented. In the fourth chapter, the question of railway infrastructure studies is presented, which is devoted to track superstructure. In the fifth chapter, the modern system for the technical condition monitoring of railway tracks is discussed. The compact on-board sensing device is presented. The last chapter focuses on modeling railway vehicle dynamics using numerical simulation, where the dynamical models are exploited.

System Safety Engineering and Risk Assessment

System Safety Engineering and Risk Assessment
Author: Nicholas J. Bahr
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 444
Release: 2018-10-08
ISBN 10: 1466551615
ISBN 13: 9781466551619
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

System Safety Engineering and Risk Assessment Book Review:

We all know that safety should be an integral part of the systems that we build and operate. The public demands that they are protected from accidents, yet industry and government do not always know how to reach this common goal. This book gives engineers and managers working in companies and governments around the world a pragmatic and reasonable approach to system safety and risk assessment techniques. It explains in easy-to-understand language how to design workable safety management systems and implement tested solutions immediately. The book is intended for working engineers who know that they need to build safe systems, but aren’t sure where to start. To make it easy to get started quickly, it includes numerous real-life engineering examples. The book’s many practical tips and best practices explain not only how to prevent accidents, but also how to build safety into systems at a sensible price. The book also includes numerous case studies from real disasters that describe what went wrong and the lessons learned. See What’s New in the Second Edition: New chapter on developing government safety oversight programs and regulations, including designing and setting up a new safety regulatory body, developing safety regulatory oversight functions and governance, developing safety regulations, and how to avoid common mistakes in government oversight Significantly expanded chapter on safety management systems, with many practical applications from around the world and information about designing and building robust safety management systems, auditing them, gaining internal support, and creating a safety culture New and expanded case studies and "Notes from Nick’s Files" (examples of practical applications from the author’s extensive experience) Increased international focus on world-leading practices from multiple industries with practical examples, common mistakes to avoid, and new thinking about how to build sustainable safety management systems New material on safety culture, developing leading safety performance indicators, safety maturity model, auditing safety management systems, and setting up a safety knowledge management system

Thermal Safety of Chemical Processes

Thermal Safety of Chemical Processes
Author: Francis Stoessel
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-02-25
ISBN 10: 3527696903
ISBN 13: 9783527696901
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thermal Safety of Chemical Processes Book Review:

Completely revised and updated to reflect the current IUPAC standards, this second edition is enlarged by five new chapters dealing with the assessment of energy potential, physical unit operations, emergency pressure relief, the reliability of risk reducing measures, and process safety and process development. Clearly structured in four parts, the first provides a general introduction and presents the theoretical, methodological and experimental aspects of thermal risk assessment. Part II is devoted to desired reactions and techniques allowing reactions to be mastered on an industrial scale, while the third part deals with secondary reactions, their characterization, and techniques to avoid triggering them. Due to the inclusion of new content and restructuring measures, the technical aspects of risk reduction are highlighted in the new section that constitutes the final part. Each chapter begins with a case history illustrating the topic in question, presenting lessons learned from the incident. Numerous examples taken from industrial practice are analyzed, and each chapter concludes with a series of exercises or case studies, allowing readers to check their understanding of the subject matter. Finally, additional control questions have been added and solutions to the exercises and problems can now be found.

Critical Aspects of Safety and Loss Prevention

Critical Aspects of Safety and Loss Prevention
Author: Trevor A. Kletz
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2014-06-28
ISBN 10: 1483192350
ISBN 13: 9781483192352
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Aspects of Safety and Loss Prevention Book Review:

Critical Aspects of Safety and Loss Prevention reflects the author's managerial experience and safety operations experience. This book is a collection of almost 400 thoughts and observations on safety and loss prevention, illustrated by accounts of accidents. The items, mostly short, are arranged alphabetically and cross-references are provided. The accident reports in this volume highlight the ignorance, incompetence and folly but also originality and inventiveness in the cause of accident prevention. This book also argues on the importance of loss prevention over the traditional safety approach. This book will be of interest to persons who work in design, operations and maintenance and to safety professionals.

Successful Instrumentation and Control Systems Design

Successful Instrumentation and Control Systems Design
Author: Michael D. Whitt
Publsiher: Isa
Total Pages: 531
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9781936007455
ISBN 13: 1936007452
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Successful Instrumentation and Control Systems Design Book Review:

Whether you're designing a new instrumentation and control (I&C) system, or migrating an existing control system along an upgrade path, you need to have a well-conceived design package - the engineering deliverables and the design process that creates them. This book draws on 25 years of design engineering experience from the author to provide you with a roadmap to understanding the design process, the elements of a successful project, the specific issues to address in a well-designed I&C system, and the engineering products that enable practical design and successful maintenance. As nearly $65 billion worth of automation systems near the end of their traditional life cycle, the necessity of understanding the design process has never been more critical to engineers, technicians, and management - this book will help you achieve that understanding.