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Sutton Technical Books books

We write posts to do with each of the books we publish — and also a series to do with ‘Engineering in an Age of Limits’. A full index is available here. The latest posts are highlighted below.

In The Future Has No Narrative we discuss the perils to do with making forecasts except for identifying the broad trends that are taking place around us. We conclude with the following statement.

Even though the future looks bleak focus on what we can achieve in the current circumstances.

In Sister, Mother Earth we list some of the key points of Laudato Si’. They include the following:

  • The science of climate change is clear and humans are the cause of teh changes.
  • We are destroying the Earth and killing ourselves.
  • The world’s poorest people are bearing the worst of it.
  • Most of the blame lies with rich countries and corporations that pursue profit and economic growth with little or no regard for people and the environment.
  • It’s time for change.

In Renaissance Man and Climate Change we discuss whether Pope Francis is qualified to discuss climate change, as he does in Laudato Si’. We conclude that he is.


Sutton Technical Books books

We publish books and ebooks. The following book titles are currently available:

We are currently working on Engineering in an Age of Limits. Its current release date is the first quarter of 2016.


Sutton Technical Books blogs

We publish a series of blogs to do with the design, operation and safety of process and energy facilities. Each blog series corresponds to the book titles shown above. They are:


Sutton Technical Books videos

We offer the following videos on the topics discussed at this site.

Contractors in the Process Industries

We have prepared a three-part series of video posts to do with contractors and their role in the process industries. The series is organized into three parts:
  1. Contractors and Operators
  2. Management of Contractors
  3. Contractors and Regulations

Prestrartup Reviews

This video provides an overview of the important topic of Prestartup Safety Reviews (PSSR), sometimes referred to as Operational Readiness Reviews.

The PSM Report

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