The Behaviour of Process Operators under Emergency Conditions

  • F. P. Lees
  • B. Sayers
Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 1)


On many types of large-scale plant the penalties of a serious failure are now very great. This has been underlined by recent events such as the disaster at Flixborough. When a fault does occur on such a plant it is dealt with by the control system, which includes both the instrumentation and the human operator. As other control functions become more automated, attention focuses increasingly on fault administration.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. P. Lees
    • 1
  • B. Sayers
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringLoughborough University of TechnologyLoughboroughUK
  2. 2.Systems Reliability ServiceU.K. Atomic Energy AuthorityWarringtonUK

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