- 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
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
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.