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
Since 2011 Dr. Paul Amyotte, P.Eng. has held the C.D. Howe Chair in Process Safety at Dalhousie University, where he is also a Professor of Chemical Engineering. Dr. Amyotte’s research and practice interests are in industrial safety and loss management, particularly in the areas of process safety and inherently safer design (ISD). He is an expert in the prevention and mitigation of dust explosions. He has written a book with us entitled An Introduction to Dust Explosions, and wrote the second edition of Process Plants: A Handbook for Inherently Safer Design in conjunction with Trevor Kletz. He has published or presented approximately 300 research papers, and is the editor of the Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries. He is also a Past-President of the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering, Engineers Nova Scotia, and Engineers Canada. Dr. Amyotte leads a comprehensive research team of undergraduate and graduate students as well as postdoctoral fellows working to advance process safety practice worldwide.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Chemical Engineering and C.D. Howe Chair in Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering, Process Engineering and Applied Science, Dalhousie University, Canada

Faisal Khan

Faisal Khan is a Professor and the Canada Research Chair (Tier I) of Offshore Safety and Risk Engineering. He is the founder of the Centre for Risk Integrity and Safety and Engineering (C-RISE), and Director Designate of the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center. His areas of research interest include offshore safety and risk engineering, inherent safety, risk management, and risk-based integrity assessment and management. He is actively involved with multinational oil and gas industries on the issue of safety and asset integrity. In 2006, he spent eight months as a risk and integrity expert with Lloyd’s Register, a risk management organization in UK. He also served as the Safety and Risk Advisor to Government of Newfoundland, Canada. He continues to serve as a subject matter expert to many organisations that include Lloyd’s Register EMEA, SBM Modco, Intecsea, Technip, and Qatar-gas. In 2008-10, he visited Qatar University and Qatar-gas LNG Company as the Process Safety and Risk Management Research Chair. In 2012-14 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, CSChE National Award on Process Safety Management of 2014, President Outstanding Research Supervision Award of 2013-14 at Memorial University, and recently Society of Petroleum Engineer award for his contribution in 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 for the Journal of Process Safety and Environmental Protection, Process Safety Progress, 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

Memorial University of Newfoundland, Centre for Risk Integrity and Safety Engineering (C-RISE), St John's, Canada

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