Dust Explosions in the Process Industries

Dust Explosions in the Process Industries : Identification, Assessment, Prevention and Mitigation

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Dust Explosions in the Process Industries: Identification, Assessment, Prevention and Mitigation, Fourth Edition, offers an up-to-date evaluation of prevalent activities, testing methods, design measures, and safe operating techniques.

The title, which includes a detailed and comprehensive critique of all the significant phases relating to the hazard and control of the common and costly occurrence of dust explosions, will be useful to those responsible for safety in a wide array of industries such as petrochemical, food, paper, and pharmaceuticals.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 719 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 58mm | 1,228g
  • Butterworth-Heinemann Inc
  • Woburn, United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • 0128044306
  • 9780128044308

Table of contents

Dust explosions
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
Ignitability and explosibility data for dust from laboratory tests
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Review quote

"This book is an outstanding treatise on all aspects of dust explosions, and will be an invaluable source of information to all process safety/loss prevention specialists involved with dust explosion hazards. Professor Eckhoff is to be highly commended for revising the previous editions to update the book so that it remains relevant and presents the latest developments in the technology." --Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries
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About Rolf K. 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 80 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. Dr. Trygve Skjold, Research and Development Department, GexCon AS. Dr. Skjold is the head of R&D at GexCon, a well-known explosion consulting firm with offices in Norway, the UK and the USA.
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