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Rolf Kristian Eckhoff

Professor
  • E-mailRolf.Eckhoff@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 28 58
  • Visitor Address
    Allegt. 55
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7803
    5020 BERGEN
Books
  • Eckhoff, Rolf Kristian. 2005. Explosion hazards in the process industries. Gulf Professional Publishing. 440 pages. ISBN: 0-9765113-4-7.
  • Eckhoff, Rolf Kristian. 1994. Dust explosions in the process industries (Paperback ed.). 600 pages. ISBN: 0-7506-2007-2.
  • Eckhoff, Rolf Kristian. 1994. Safety on offshore process installations: North Sea.
Journal articles
  • Eckhoff, Rolf Kristian. 2019. Measurement of minimum ignition energies (MIEs) of dust clouds - History, present, future. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries. 61: 147-159. doi: 10.1016/j.jlp.2019.05.001
  • Eckhoff, Rolf Kristian. 2019. Measuring hot-surface minimum ignition temperatures of dust clouds - History, present, future. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries. 59: 63-76. doi: 10.1016/j.jlp.2019.02.003
  • Ghaffari, Maryam; Hoffmann, Alex Christian; Skjold, Trygve; Eckhoff, Rolf Kristian; van Wingerden, Kees. 2019. A brief review on the effect of particle size on the laminar burning velocity of flammable dust: Application in a large-scale CFD tool. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries. 62:103929: 1-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jlp.2019.103929
  • Eckhoff, Rolf Kristian. 2017. Ignition of Combustible Dust Clouds by Strong Capacitive Electric Sparks of Short Discharge Times. Zeitschrift fur physikalische Chemie (Munchen. 1991). 231: 1683-1707. doi: 10.1515/zpch-2016-0935
  • Eckhoff, Rolf Kristian. 2016. Water vapour explosions - A brief review. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries. 40: 188-198. doi: 10.1016/j.jlp.2015.11.017
  • Skjold, Trygve; Eckhoff, Rolf Kristian. 2016. Dust explosions in the process industries: Research in the twenty-first century. Chemical Engineering Transactions. 48: 337-342. doi: 10.3303/CET1648057
  • Eckhoff, Rolf Kristian. 2015. Scaling of dust explosion violence from laboratory scale to full industrial scale: A challenging case history from the past. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries. 36: 271-280.
  • Olsen, Werner; Arntzen, Bjørn Johan; Eckhoff, Rolf Kristian. 2015. Electrostatic dust explosion hazards - towards a <1mJ synchronized-spark generator for determination of MIEs of ignition sensitive transient dust clouds. Journal of Electrostatics. 74: 66-72. doi: 10.1016/j.elstat.2014.12.006
  • Arntzen, Bjørn Johan; Ringdal, Linn; Steiner, Marianne; Eckhoff, Rolf Kristian. 2014. Is the safe performance of flame gaps in flameproof electrical apparatus deteriorated by rusting and mechanical damage? Part 2: Group IIB and IIC gases. Process safety progress. 33: 49-55. doi: 10.1002/prs.11611
  • Eckhoff, Rolf Kristian. 2014. Boiling liquid expanding vapour explosions (BLEVEs): A brief review. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries. 32: 30-43. doi: 10.1016/j.jlp.2014.06.008
  • Hossain, Md Nur; Amyotte, Paul; Abuswer, Meftah; Dastidar, Ashok; Khan, Faisal; Eckhoff, Rolf Kristian; Chunmiao, Yuan. 2014. Influence of liquid and vapourized solvents on explosibility of pharmaceutical excipient dusts. Process safety progress. 33: 374-379. doi: 10.1002/prs.11673
  • Skjold, Trygve; Castellanos, Diana; Olsen, Kjetil Lien; Eckhoff, Rolf Kristian. 2014. Experimental and numerical investigation of constant volume dust and gas explosions in a 3.6-mflame acceleration tube. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries. 30: 164-176. doi: 10.1016/j.jlp.2014.05.010
  • Boilard, Simon P.; Amyotte, Paul R.; Khan, Faisal I.; Dastidar, Ashok G.; Eckhoff, Rolf Kristian. 2013. Explosibility of micron- and nano-size titanium powders. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries. 26: 1646-1654. doi: 10.1016/j.jlp.2013.06.003
  • Castellanos, Diana; Skjold, Trygve; Van Wingerden, Kees; Eckhoff, Rolf Kristian; Mannan, M. Sam. 2013. Validation of the DESC code in simulating the effect of vent ducts on dust explosions. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. 52: 6057-6067. doi: 10.1021/ie4004943
  • Dahoe, Arief E.; Skjold, Trygve; Roekaerts, Dirk J.E.M.; Pasman, Hans J.; Eckhoff, Rolf Kristian; Hanjalic, Kemal; Donze, Marcel. 2013. On the application of the Levenberg-Marquardt Method in conjunction with an explicit runge-kutta and an implicit Rosenbrock Method to assess burning velocities from confined deflagrations. Flow Turbulence and Combustion. 91: 281-317. doi: 10.1007/s10494-013-9462-z
  • Eckhoff, Rolf Kristian. 2013. Influence of dispersibility and coagulation on the dust explosion risk presented by powders consisting of nm-particles. Powder Technology. 239: 223-230. doi: 10.1016/j.powtec.2013.02.007
  • Eckhoff, Rolf Kristian; Arntzen, Bjørn Johan; Opsvik, Harald Edvard Ziel; Grov, Arild; Solheim, Fredrik. 2013. Is the safe performance of flame gaps in flameproof electrical apparatus deteriorated by rusting and mechanical damage? Part 1: Group IIA gases. Process safety progress. 32: 49-56. doi: 10.1002/prs.11542
  • Iarossi, Ivan; Amyotte, Paul R.; Khan, Faisal I.; Marmo, Luca; Dastidar, Ashok G.; Eckhoff, Rolf Kristian. 2013. Explosibility of polyamide and polyester fibers. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries. 26: 1627-1633. doi: 10.1016/j.jlp.2013.07.015
  • Eckhoff, Rolf Kristian. 2012. Does the dust explosion risk increase when moving from mu m-particle powders to powders of nm-particles? Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries. 25: 448-459. doi: 10.1016/j.jlp.2011.11.011
  • Henden, Marte Johanne Hagenes; Kosinski, Pawel Jan; Arntzen, Bjørn Johan; Olsen, Werner; Eckhoff, Rolf Kristian. 2012. Partial inerting - A possible means of eliminating the brush-discharge-ignition hazard with explosive gases and vapours? Journal of Electrostatics. 70: 474-480. doi: 10.1016/j.elstat.2012.07.002
  • Solheim, Fredrik; Arntzen, Bjørn Johan; Eckhoff, Rolf Kristian. 2012. Effect of rusting and mechanical damage of gap surfaces on efficiency of flame gaps in flameproof electrical apparatus. Process Safety and Environmental Protection. 90: 317-325. doi: 10.1016/j.psep.2011.09.007
  • Worsfold, S. Morgan; Amyotte, Paul R.; Khan, Faisal I.; Dastidar, Ashok G.; Eckhoff, Rolf Kristian. 2012. Review of the explosibility of nontraditional dusts. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. 51: 7651-7655. doi: 10.1021/ie201614b
  • Grov, Arild; Opsvik, Harald Edvard Ziel; Eckhoff, Rolf Kristian. 2011. Effects of significant damage of flame gap surfaces in flameproof electrical apparatus on flame gap efficiency. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries. 24: 552-557. doi: 10.1016/j.jlp.2010.12.006
  • Amyotte, P.R.; Eckhoff, Rolf Kristian. 2010. Dust explosion causation, prevention and mitigation. An overview. Journal of Chemical Health and Safety. 17: 15-28. doi: 10.1016/j.jchas.2009.05.002
  • Eckhoff, Rolf Kristian. 2010. Guest editorial: A dust explosion mitigation approach for the future: numerical modeling. Powder and Bulk Engineering International. 3: 3-4.
  • Eckhoff, Rolf Kristian; Ngo, My; Olsen, Werner. 2010. On the minimum ignition energy (MIE) for propane/air. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 175: 293-297. doi: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2009.09.162
  • Eckhoff, Rolf Kristian; Olsen, Werner. 2010. A new method for generation of synchronized capacitive sparks of low energy. Reconsideration of previously published findings. Journal of Electrostatics. 68: 73-78. doi: 10.1016/j.elstat.2009.11.001
  • Eckhoff, Rolf Kristian. 2009. Understanding dust explosions. The role of powder science and technology. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries. 22: 105-116. doi: 10.1016/j.jlp.2008.07.006
  • Eckhoff, Rolf Kristian; Randeberg, Erlend. 2007. Electrostatic spark ignition of sensitive dust clouds of MIE < 1 mJ. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries. 20: 396-401. doi: 10.1016/j.jlp.2007.03.011
  • Randeberg, Erlend; Eckhoff, Rolf Kristian. 2007. Measurement of minimum ignition energies of dust clouds in the < 1 mJ region (submitted). Combustion and Flame.
  • Randeberg, Erlend; Eckhoff, Rolf Kristian. 2007. Measurement of minimum ignition energies of dust clouds in the < 1 mJ region. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 140: 237-244. doi: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2006.06.102
  • Eckhoff, Rolf Kristian. 2006. Differences and similarities of gas and dust explosions: A critical evaluation of the European 'ATEX' directives in relation to dusts. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries. 19: 553-560.
  • Randeberg, Erlend; Eckhoff, Rolf Kristian. 2006. Initiation of dust explosions by electric spark discharges triggered by the explosive dust cloud itself. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries. 19: 154-160. doi: 10.1016/j.jlp.2005.05.003
  • Randeberg, Erlend; Olsen, Werner; Eckhoff, Rolf Kristian. 2006. A new method for generation of synchronised capacitive sparks of low energy. Journal of Electrostatics. 64: 263-272. doi: 10.1016/j.elstat.2005.07.001
  • Skjold, Trygve; Arntzen, Bjørn Johan; Hansen, Odd Reidar; Storvik, Idar E.; Eckhoff, Rolf Kristian. 2006. Simulation of dust explosions in complex geometries with experimental input from standardized tests. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries. 19. doi: 10.1016/j.jlp.2005.06.005
  • Eckhoff, Rolf Kristian. 2005. Current status and expected future trends in dust explosion research. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries. 18: 225-237.
  • Skjold, Trygve; Arntzen, Bjørn Johan; Hansen, Odd Reidar; Taraldset, Ole Jacob; Storvik, Idar E.; Eckhoff, Rolf Kristian. 2005. Simulating dust explosions with the first version of DESC. Process Safety and Environmental Protection. 83: 151-160.
  • Eckhoff, Rolf Kristian. 2004. Partial inerting - an additional degree of freedom in dust explosion protection. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries. 17: 187-193.
  • Eckhoff, Rolf; Eckhoff, Rolf Kristian. 2003. Venteo de explosiones de polvo en equipos de proceso. La necesidad de un enfoque diferenciado para el dimensionamiento de venteos. Ingeniería Química. 89-102.
  • Eckhoff, Rolf K. 2000. Design of electrical equipment for areas containing combustible dusts. Why dust standards cannot be extensively harmonised with gas standards. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries. 13: 201-208.
  • Eckhoff, Rolf Kristian. 2000. Design of electrical equipment for areas containing combustible dusts. Why dust standards cannot be extensively harmonised with gas standards. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries. 13: 201-208.
  • Larsen, Ø.; Eckhoff, Rolf K. 2000. Critical dimensions of holes and slots for transmission of gas explosions. Some preliminary results for propane/air and cylindrical holes. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries. 13: 341-347.
  • Larsen, Ø.; Eckhoff, Rolf Kristian. 2000. Critical dimensions of holes and slots for transmission of gas explosions. Some preliminary results for propane/air and cylindrical holes. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries. 13: 341-347.
  • Eckhoff, Rolf Kristian. 1999. Design of electrical equiment for areas containing combustible dust Why dust standards cannot be extensively harmonised with gas standards. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries. 13: 8.
  • Larsen, Øystein; Eckhoff, Rolf Kristian. 1999. Critical dimensions of holes and slots for transmission of gas explosions Some preliminary results for propane/air cylindrical holes. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries. 13: 7.
  • Eckhoff, Rolf Kristian. 1997. Understanding Dust Explosions. The role of Powder Science and Technology (Review). Kona : Powder and Particle. 54-67. Published 1997-01-01.
  • Eckhoff, Rolf Kristian. 1997. Understanding dust explosions. The role of powder science and technology. Kona Powder Science and Technology.. 15: 54-67.
  • Eckhoff, Rolf Kristian. 1996. Prevention and mitigation of dust explosions in the process industries: A survey of recent research and delopment. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries. 9: 3-20.
  • Kong, D.; Eckhoff, Rolf Kristian; Alfert, F. 1995. Auto-ignition of CH%e/air, CH%e/C%dH%i/air and CH%e/CO%c/air using a 1 litre ignition bomb. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 40: 69-84.
  • Wingerden, K. van; Pedersen, G.H.; Eckhoff, Rolf Kristian. 1995. Violence of dust explosisons in integrated systems. Process safety progress. 14: 131-138.
  • Moen, Ingar; Lee, JHS; Hjertager, Bjørn H; Fuhre, K; Eckhoff, Rolf Kristian. 1982. Pressure development due to turbulent flame propagation in large-scale methane-air explosions. Combustion and Flame. 47: 31-52.
Reports and theses
  • Hjertager, Bjørn H; Moen, Ingar; Lee, JHS; Eckhoff, Rolf Kristian; Fuhre, K; Krest, O. 1981. The influence of obstacles on flame propagation and pressure development in a large vented tube. Chr Michelsens institutt, Bergen.
Book sections
  • Eckhoff, Rolf K. 2000. Prevention and mitigation of dust explosions in the process industries. Research and delevopment 1990-1994. 57-82. In:
    • Wøhlbier, R.H. 2000. Environmetal & Safety Aspects. Trans Tech Publications, Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany.
  • Eckhoff, Rolf Kristian. 2000. Prevention and mitigation of dust explosions in the process industries. Research and delevopment 1990-1994. 57-82. In:
    • Wøhlbier, R.H. 2000. Environmetal & Safety Aspects. ISBN: 0-87849-125-2.
  • Eckhoff, Rolf Kristian. 1998. Industrielle støveksplosjoner. Årsaker, virkninger, forebygggende arbeid. 168-177. In:
    • Adolfsen, Thor Kr. 1998. Brannvern i Norge ved årtusenskiftet : fremtidsperspektiver. ISBN: 82-7485-197-8.

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