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The book 'The two largest industrial disasters' (2014) about Process Safety (author Chris Pietersen) is now available through Amazon. Click Here.


See also our TRIPOD analysis of the BP Gulf of Mexico disaster (platform Horizon).


Book now published in India.

12 September 2013

The book written by Chris Pietersen with the title:

The two largest industrial disasters in history' is now published in India by KW Publishers. It is about Process Safety: the investigatiopns of the Bhopal (MIC) and Mexcico (LPG) disasters and the less... Read more »

SSC Book about Process Safety recommended by the AIChE.

24 November 2010

In the recent 'Safety & Health Newsletter' of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) the book is reviewed and recommended to process safety supervisors or entry level engineers entering the process safety community.

Part o... Read more »

High pressure gaspipeline failure in Rotselaar (Belgium)

13 November 2010

'Human Error is cause of gasleak’'

The pipeline failed in a new high pressure gaspipeline that is currently constructed by the Belgium gascompany  Fluxys between Opwijk and the German border. The incident occured during ... Read more »

BP Horizon platform broken barrier incident analysis

23 September 2010

SSC performed a TRIPOD analysis of this disaster on the basis of the BP report. It resulted in te following underlying Factors (Latent Failures):

  • Responsibilities not clear
  • Competence of leaders not adequate
  • Procedures and Engineering instructions prob... Read more »

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Only 44% of Major Hazards companies apply SIL !

Column November 2010
Only 44% of Major Hazards companies apply SIL !

The Dutch Labor Inspectorate performed an inspection of 58 Major Hazards companies . This was a follow up of the BP Texas City disaster. Recently, a report with the inspection results have been p...

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