Dust Explosions in the Process Industries

Dust Explosions in the Process Industries

Identification, Assessment and Control of Dust Hazards

3rd Edition - June 9, 2003

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  • Author: Rolf Eckhoff
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780750676021
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080488745

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Unfortunately, dust explosions are common and costly in a wide array of industries such as petrochemical, food, paper and pharmaceutical. It is imperative that practical and theoretical knowledge of the origin, development, prevention and mitigation of dust explosions is imparted to the responsible safety manager. The material in this book offers an up to date evaluation of prevalent activities, testing methods, design measures and safe operating techniques. Also provided is a detailed and comprehensive critique of all the significant phases relating to the hazard and control of a dust explosion. An invaluable reference work for industry, safety consultants and students.

Key Features

  • A completely new chapter on design of electrical equipment to be used in areas containing combustible/explosible dust
  • A substantially extended and re-organized final review chapter, containing nearly 400 new literature references from the years 1997-2002
  • Extensive cross-referencing from the original chapters 1-7 to the corresponding sections of the expanded review chapter


Process Engineers, Safety Engineers, Chemical Engineers, Mechanical Engineers in the Process Industries, Managers in the Process Industries, Safety Consultants

Table of Contents

  • Dust explosions - origin, propagation, prevention and mitigation: an overview; Case histories; Generation of explosible dust clouds by re-entrainment and re-dispersion of deposited dust in air; Propagation of flames in dust clouds; Ignition of dust clouds and dust deposits: further consideration of some selected aspects; Sizing of dust explosion vents in the process industries: further consideration of some important aspects; Assessment of ignitability, explosibility and related properties of dusts by laboratory scale tests; Electrical Apparatuses for Areas Containing Combustible Dusts; Research and Development, 1990-2002; Ignitability and explosibility data for dust from laboratory tests

Product details

  • No. of pages: 744
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Gulf Professional Publishing 2003
  • Published: June 9, 2003
  • Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780750676021
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080488745

About the Author

Rolf Eckhoff

Rolf K. Eckhoff is Professor Emeritus of Process Safety Technology in the Department of Physics and Technology at University of Bergen, Norway. He is also concurrent professor at Northeastern University, Shen-yang, China, and Scientific Advisor at Oresund Safety Advisors AB, Malmo, Sweden. He is the author of Dust Explosions in the Process Industries, first published in 1991 with an extended version published in 2003. He is also the author and co-author of more than 150 technical and scientific publications and more than 130 research reports. He has advised Industry committees on numerous occasions, lectured to courses, conferences, and seminars in a number of countries in Europe, Bahrain, Isreal, China, India, Australia, Canada, and the US. Dr. Eckhoff earned a Masters in Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Trondheim, a Master of Philosophy from the University of London, a Doctor Technicae in Dust Explosions from the University of Trondheim, and a Doctor of Science (Eng.) degree from the University of London.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus of Process Safety Technology, The University of Bergen, Norway

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  • Angel A. Tue Nov 30 2021

    Thank you for the book.

    Thank you for the book.