WIT Press


A Review Of Process Safety Catastrophes On The Texas Gulf Coast

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SAFE150131

Volume

151

Pages

12

Page Range

145 - 156

Published

2015

Size

935 kb

Author(s)

R. G. Carranza

Abstract

Catastrophes related to processing facilities on the Texas Gulf Coast are reviewed. Most information is taken from the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB). The cases are condensed and presented such that only the essential material required is included. The Board’s recommendations are highlighted. Statistics are presented from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Bureau of Economic Analysis indicating the rates of injuries and deaths in the industry. Furthermore, personal observations are made which include commentary based on the author’s 25 years of industry experience.

Keywords

chemical, process, safety, CSB, OSHA, ASME, refinery, petroleum