ILO Home
Go to the home page
Site map | Contact us Franšais | Espa˝ol

CISDOC database

Document ID (ISN)56958
CIS number 91-1981
ISSN - Serial title 0260-9576 - Loss Prevention Bulletin
Year 1991
Convention or series no.
Title Large property damage losses in the hydrocarbon chemical process industries: A thirty year review
Bibliographic information June 1991, No.99, p.1-30. Illus.
Abstract A series of three articles covering the hundred largest losses in the last thirty years. Following an introductory article describing the criteria for inclusion and major causes for concern, the losses are described and reviewed under the following headings: refineries, petrochemical plants, gas processing plants, terminals and miscellaneous. The trended (adjusted for inflation) value of the loss caused by each accident is given with a short description of the incident. A concluding article interprets the results and identifies trends and implications for the chemical and process industries.
Descriptors (primary) chemical industry; major hazards; fire, explosions
Descriptors (secondary) chemical plant; gas explosions; petrochemical industry; economic aspects; petroleum refining; accident descriptions
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Major hazards
Chemical industry