Dust Explosions in the Process Industries: Identification, Assessment and Control of Dust Hazards

Elsevier, 18 jul. 2003 - 719 pagina's
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.
  • 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

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An Overview
Chapter 2 Case Histories
Chapter 3 Generation of Explosible Dust Clouds by Reentrainment and Redispersion of Deposited Dust in Air
Chapter 4 Propagation of Flames in Dust Clouds
Further Consideration of Some Selected Aspects
Further Consideration of Some Important Aspects
Chapter 7 Assessment of Ignitability Explosibility and Related Properties of Dusts by LaboratoryScale Tests
Chapter 8 Electrical Apparatuses for Areas Containing Combustible Dusts
Chapter 9 Research and Development 19902002
Ignitability and Explosibility Data for Dusts from Laboratory Tests

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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.

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