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Integrating Human Factors into Design & Operations Risk Framework

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes   On March 23, 2005, one of the worst industrial disasters in recent U.S. history occurred at the BP Texas City Refinery. The disaster that took 15 workers lives and injured 180 others, occurred as a result of an explosion and fire during the startup of a process unit. A…

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Storage Tank

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes   Fires are the accidents that occur most frequently, their causes are very diverse and require intervention methods and fire risk assessment techniques that are unique to each situation. Electrical hazards, flammable liquids and gases and combustible dust are 3 of the most common causes of industrial fires and explosions. In…

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Alexander L. Kielland

Estimated reading time: 8 minutes   The oil and gas industry is known as one of the most dangerous work sectors. Both onshore and offshore drilling operations pose their own sets of risks – from unpredictable weather conditions to operations of complex equipment. Major causes of accidents include human error, mechanical failure, natural causes and…

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BP Deepwater Horizon

The oil and gas industry is known as one of the most dangerous work sectors. Both onshore and offshore drilling operations pose their own sets of risks – from unpredictable weather conditions to operations of complex equipment. Major causes of accidents include human error, mechanical failure, natural causes and deficient procedures and training when dealing…

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