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Root Cause Analysis Case Study: Texas City Refinery Explosion

December 13 at 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM CST

December 13 2019
10:00 am – 10:45 am
Central Time (CT)

This webinar shows a simple way a complex incident can be broken down into its different contributing factors. Every investigation, regardless of severity, can begin with a few simple Why questions then expand as needed to thoroughly explain the issue.

On March 23, 2005, a massive explosion at the Texas City refinery 40 miles southeast of Houston resulted in 15 fatalities and over 180 injures. A summary of this incident provides some basic facts – too much liquid was added to a tower resulting in a release to the atmosphere that ultimately ignited. As with any incident, key lessons about reducing operational risk are concealed within the details. Discovering those details takes some digging, which is the intent of a root cause analysis.

The analysis of the Texas City disaster contains several different 5-Whys, depending on point of view, that will combine into a more complete 25-Why and eventually a detailed 125-Why.

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Date:
December 13
Time:
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
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Website:
https://www.thinkreliability.com/event/root-cause-analysis-case-study-texas-city-refinery-explosion-2

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ThinkReliability
Phone:
281-412-7766
Website:
www.thinkreliability.com