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Health & safety: Laying down the law

Claudia, Flavell-While; Hopkins, Andrew; Webb, Peter


Andrew Hopkins, the author of several bestselling books on process safety, argues in his latest release, "Failure to learn - lessons from Texas City", that the pendulum has swung too far away from prescriptive rules. Hopkins cites the 2005 explosion at Texas City, where 15 contractors died because the trailers they were working in were set up very close to the isomerization unit, which exploded after the raffinate splitter overfilled and hydrocarbons overwhelmed the blowdown stack, overflowed...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: The Chemical Engineer


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