Dust Explosions

Dust Explosions

1st Edition - June 25, 2019

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  • Editors: Paul Amyotte, Faisal Khan
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128175514
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128175507

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Methods in Chemical Process Safety, Volume Three, addresses the most important challenges, recent advancements and contributions in chemical process safety. The work helps researchers and professionals obtain guidance on the selection and practice of chemical process safety methods. Chapters in the book cover Experimental Methods, Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment, Safety Measures, Regulations, Guidelines and Standards, Emerging/Unique Scenarios, and more. Users will find a complete guide that presents tactics in process safety management that are now globally recognized as the primary approach for establishing a high level of safety in operations. As process safety is now a disciplined framework for managing the integrity of operating systems and processes handling hazardous substances, and because continued occurrence of major losses have had a significant impact on the industry’s approaches to modern process safety, this book is a must have for those in the industry.

Key Features

  • Acquaints the reader/researcher with the fundamentals of process safety
  • Provides the most recent advancements and contributions in each topic from a practical point-of-view
  • Gives readers the views/opinions of experts on each topic


The project fills the need for a source of information for researchers and professionals to review, compare, and use different methods in chemical process safety. The audience of this series of volumes is engineering practitioners as well researchers

Table of Contents

  • 1. Dust explosions: An overview
    Paul R. Amyotte, Martin P. Clouthier and Faisal I. Khan
    2. Dust explosions: Fundamentals
    Rolf K. Eckhoff
    3. Dust explosions: A serious concern
    Chris Cloney and Jef Snoeys
    4. Dust explosions: Test methods
    Ashok Ghose Dastidar
    5. Dust explosions: Hazard identification
    Walter Frank
    6. Dust explosions: Risk assessment
    Russell A. Ogle and Brenton L. Cox
    7. Dust explosions: Safety measures
    Martin Clouthier, Luc Cormier, Marc Hodapp and Damilare Ogungbemide
    8. Dust explosions: Regulations, standards, and guidelines
    Robert Zalosh
    9. Dust explosions: Emerging/unique scenarios
    Almerinda Di Benedetto, Roberto Sanchirico and Valeria Di Sarli

Product details

  • No. of pages: 328
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2019
  • Published: June 25, 2019
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128175514
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128175507

About the Serial Volume Editors

Paul Amyotte

Paul Amyotte
Paul Amyotte is a Distinguished Research Professor and Professor of Chemical Engineering at Dalhousie University (Halifax, Canada). He is a chemical engineering graduate of the Royal Military College of Canada (Bachelor’s), Queen’s University (Master’s), the Technical University of Nova Scotia (PhD) and a registered professional engineer in Nova Scotia. Dr. Amyotte is a member and past president of Canadian Society of Chemical Engineering, a member of American Institute of Chemical Engineers, a Fellow of Chemical Institute of Canada, the Engineering Institute of Canada, Canadian Academy of Engineering, Engineers Canada, and the Canadian Academy of Engineering. Dr. Amyotte has an extensive record of authorship, with six books, several book chapters, and over 350 papers published in peer-reviewed journals or presented at national and international conferences. He has presented invited plenary lectures at symposia in Canada, France, Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Qatar, Taiwan, and the United States. He is the current editor of the Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, and a past president of the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering, Engineers Nova Scotia, and Engineers Canada. He has also served as chair of the Canadian Engineering Qualifications Board, member of the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board, and co-chair of the Materials and Chemical Engineering Evaluation Group of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. Dr. Amyotte has consulted on numerous industrial projects involving hazard analysis, incident investigation, and material explosibility. Dr. Amyotte is a recipient of distinct awards including Cybulski Medal from the Polish Academy of Sciences, the Trevor Kletz Merit Award from the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center, and the Process Safety Management Award from the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering.

Affiliations and Expertise

Dalhousie University Halifax B3H 4R2 Canada

Faisal Khan

Faisal Khan
Faisal Khan is a Chemical Engineering Professor and Director of the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center and the Ocean Energy Safety Institute, Texas A &M University. He is the founder of the Centre for Risk Integrity and Safety Engineering (C-RISE), a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, the Engineering Institute of Canada, and the Canadian Society of Chemical Engineering. His areas of research interest include offshore safety and risk engineering, inherent safety, risk management, and risk-based integrity assessment and management. Dr. Khan is actively involved with multinational oil and gas industries on the issue of safety and asset integrity. He also served as the Safety and Risk Advisor to the Government of Newfoundland, Canada. He continues to serve as a subject matter expert to many organizations including Lloyd’s Register EMEA, SBM Modco, Intecsea, Technip, and Qatar-gas. He served as a Visiting Professor of Offshore and Marine Engineering at Australian Maritime College (AMC), University of Tasmania, Australia where he led the development of offshore safety and risk engineering group and the initiative of global engagements with many international institutions. He is the recipient of President Outstanding Research Award of 2012-13 at Memorial University, President Outstanding Research Supervision Award of 2013-14 at Memorial University, CSChE National Award on Process Safety Management of 2014, P, and Society of Petroleum Engineer award for his contribution to Health, Safety and Risk Engineering. He has authored over 500 research articles in peer-reviewed journals and conferences on safety, risk, and reliability engineering. He has authored five books on the subject area. He is the Editor of the Journal of Process Safety and Environmental Protection, Safety in Extreme Environment, and ASME Part A (Risk and Uncertainty Analysis). He regularly offers training program/workshop on safety and risk engineering in different places including St John’s, Chennai, Dubai, Beijing, Aberdeen, Cape Town, Doha and Kuala Lumpur.

Affiliations and Expertise

Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station TX 77843, USA

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