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.
- On page 58, in describing the catastrophic incident in Mexico City, Incidents that Define Process Safety states that the largest explosion was measured at .5 on the Richter Scale by a seismometers that was 20 km away. Since publication, it has been pointed out that some references give 0.5 as the Richter scale value while others give 5.
- P. 101, the 2nd sentence in the 2nd paragraph should read:
"The HF inventory on the Alkylation unit had been transferred into the onsite storage drum as the unit was being prepared for overhaul."
- On page 314, the date next to the title Exxon Valdez, Alaska is July 10, 1976. It should read March 24, 1989.