Domino effect(s) may cause accident scenarios with devastating consequences in the chemical and process industry. This book explains and discusses the context and state-of-the-art of technical, scientific and managerial knowledge concerning such accident scenarios, caused by the escalation of a primary event to a complex accident scenario, often involving multiple plant units. Single chemical plants as well as chemical industrial clusters should be considered when dealing with domino scenarios.

In Part 1 (“Causes of domino effects”), historical surveys on past accidents were used in Chapter 2 to assess the significance of such accidents and their most important features. The importance of the diverse domino sequences was assessed by ...

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