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Rolf Kristian Eckhoff

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  • E-mailRolf.Eckhoff@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 28 58
  • Visitor Address
    Allegt. 55
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7803
    5020 BERGEN
Academic article
  • 2020. Fighting dust explosion hazards in the process industries. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries. 1-5.
  • 2019. Origin and development of the Godbert-Greenwald furnace for measuring minimum ignition temperatures of dust clouds. Process Safety and Environmental Protection. 17-24.
  • 2019. Measuring hot-surface minimum ignition temperatures of dust clouds - History, present, future. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries. 63-76.
  • 2019. A brief review on the effect of particle size on the laminar burning velocity of flammable dust: application in a CFD tool for industrial applications. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries. 1-6.
  • 2017. Ignition of Combustible Dust Clouds by Strong Capacitive Electric Sparks of Short Discharge Times. Zeitschrift fur physikalische Chemie (Munchen. 1991). 1683-1707.
  • 2016. Dust explosions in the process industries: Research in the twenty-first century. Chemical Engineering Transactions. 337-342.
  • 2015. Electrostatic dust explosion hazards - towards a <1mJ synchronized-spark generator for determination of MIEs of ignition sensitive transient dust clouds. Journal of Electrostatics. 66-72.
  • 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. 49-55.
  • 2014. Influence of liquid and vapourized solvents on explosibility of pharmaceutical excipient dusts. Process safety progress. 374-379.
  • 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. 164-176.
  • 2013. Validation of the DESC code in simulating the effect of vent ducts on dust explosions. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. 6057-6067.
  • 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. 281-317.
  • 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. 49-56.
  • 2013. Explosibility of polyamide and polyester fibers. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries. 1627-1633.
  • 2013. Explosibility of micron- and nano-size titanium powders. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries. 1646-1654.
  • 2012. Review of the explosibility of nontraditional dusts. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. 7651-7655.
  • 2012. Partial inerting - A possible means of eliminating the brush-discharge-ignition hazard with explosive gases and vapours? Journal of Electrostatics. 474-480.
  • 2012. Effect of rusting and mechanical damage of gap surfaces on efficiency of flame gaps in flameproof electrical apparatus. Process Safety and Environmental Protection. 317-325.
  • 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. 448-459.
  • 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. 552-557.
  • 2010. On the minimum ignition energy (MIE) for propane/air. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 293-297.
  • 2010. Dust explosion causation, prevention and mitigation. An overview. Journal of Chemical Health and Safety. 15-28.
  • 2010. A new method for generation of synchronized capacitive sparks of low energy. Reconsideration of previously published findings. Journal of Electrostatics. 73-78.
  • 2009. Understanding dust explosions. The role of powder science and technology. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries. 105-116.
  • 2007. Measurement of minimum ignition energies of dust clouds in the < 1 mJ region (submitted). Combustion and Flame.
  • 2007. Measurement of minimum ignition energies of dust clouds in the < 1 mJ region. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 237-244.
  • 2007. Electrostatic spark ignition of sensitive dust clouds of MIE < 1 mJ. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries. 396-401.
  • 2006. Simulation of dust explosions in complex geometries with experimental input from standardized tests. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries.
  • 2006. Initiation of dust explosions by electric spark discharges triggered by the explosive dust cloud itself. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries. 154-160.
  • 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. 553-560.
  • 2006. A new method for generation of synchronised capacitive sparks of low energy. Journal of Electrostatics. 263-272.
  • 2005. Simulating dust explosions with the first version of DESC. Process Safety and Environmental Protection. 151-160.
  • 2005. Current status and expected future trends in dust explosion research. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries. 225-237.
  • 2004. Partial inerting - an additional degree of freedom in dust explosion protection. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries. 187-193.
  • 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.
  • 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. 201-208.
  • 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. 201-208.
  • 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. 341-347.
  • 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. 341-347.
  • 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. 8.
  • 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. 7.
  • 1997. Understanding dust explosions. The role of powder science and technology. Kona Powder Science and Technology.. 54-67.
  • 1997. Understanding Dust Explosions. The role of Powder Science and Technology (Review). Kona : Powder and Particle. 54-67.
  • 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. 3-20.
  • 1995. Violence of dust explosisons in integrated systems. Process safety progress. 131-138.
  • 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. 69-84.
  • 1982. Pressure development due to turbulent flame propagation in large-scale methane-air explosions. Combustion and Flame. 31-52.
Report
  • 1981. The influence of obstacles on flame propagation and pressure development in a large vented tube. .
Lecture
  • 2016. A model validation framework for the dust explosion simulator FLACS-DustEx: Challenges, limitations and possibilities.
Academic lecture
  • 2018. Turbulence modulation modelling in the CFD simulator FLACS-DustEx.
  • 2018. Effect of particle size on burning velocity calculation in FLACS-DustEx.
  • 2017. Improved modelling of particle-laden flow in the CFD simulator FLACS-DustEx.
  • 2012. Effects of mechanical damage and rusting of flame gap surfaces in the flameproof electrical apparatus for IIB and IIC gases.
  • 2011. EXPERIMENTAL DETERMINATION OF MIEs OF PROPANE/(AIR + N2) AND ETYLENE/(AIR + N2) MIXTURES.
  • 2010. MESG for propane/air in standard circular-flange experiments. Influence of sandblasting and corrosion of flame gap surfaces.
  • 2010. Effects of various kinds of damage of flame gap surfaces in flameproof apparatus on flame gap efficiency.
  • 2008. Improved correlations for turbulent burning velocity and flame thickness in the CFD code DESC.
  • 2006. Electrostatic spark ignition of sensitive dust clouds of MIE < 1 mJ (submitted).
  • 2005. Course on "Prevention and mitigation of explosions" held in Bahrain.
  • 2005. ATEX in relation to dusts. A critical evaluation.
  • 2004. Simulation of industrial dust explosions and large-scale experiments with the first version of DESC.
  • 2004. Simulation of dust explosions in complex geometries with experimental input from standardized tests.
  • 2004. Simulation of dust explosions in complex geometries with experimental input from standardized tests.
  • 2004. Simulating dust explosions with the first version of DESC.
  • 2004. Initiation of dust explosions by electric spark discharges triggered by the explosive dust cloud itself.
  • 2004. Current status and expected future trends in dust explosion research.
  • 2004. Current status and expected future trends in dust explosion research.
  • 2004. A critical view on the treatment of combustible powders/dusts in the European ‘Atex 100a’ and ‘Atex 118a’ Directives.
  • 2004. A critical view on the treatment of combustible powders/dusts in the European Atex 100aand Atex 118aDirectives.
  • 2003. Om støveksplosjoner.
  • 2003. Forskjell på støv- og gass i forbindelse med standardisering av elektrisk utstyr for eksplosjonsfarlige områder.
  • 2003. Diverse aspekter ved støveksplosjoner.
  • 2000. The role of the reaction surface in ignition of metal particles.
  • 2000. The role of the reaction surface in ignition of metal particles.
  • 2000. Instabilities and regimes of flame propagation in metal particle clouds.
  • 2000. Instabilities and regimes of flame propagation in metal particle clouds.
  • 1998. Zündfähige Stäube - potentielles Dynamit in der Industrie. (Skriftlig basis for foredraget var Eckhoffs bok "Dust explosions in the process industries" 2. utg. Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford, 1997).
  • 1998. Dust explosions in the process industries, Recent research and development and unsolved problems.
  • 1998. Design of electrical equipment for areas containing combustible dusts. Limitations as to the applicability of design consepts developed for combustible gas.
  • 1998. Design of electrical eqipment for areas containing combustible dusts. Limitations as to the applicability of design concepts developed for combustible gas atmospheres.
  • 1998. Critical dimensions of holes and slots for transmission of gas explosions. Some preliminary results for propane/air and cylindrical holes.
  • 1998. Critical dimensions of holes and slots for transmission of gas explosions. Some preliminary results for propane air and cylindrical holes.
  • 1996. Testing of ignitability and explosibility of dust clouds in the process industries.
  • 1996. Explosion incidents - causes and effects.
  • 1996. Dust explosuin hazards in the silicon crushing and grinding industry.
  • 1994. Prevention and mitigation of dust explosions in the process industries. A survey of recent research and development.
  • 1981. Large-scale experiments on flame and pressure development.
Academic monograph
  • 2005. Explosion hazards in the process industries.
Non-fiction book
  • 1994. Safety on offshore process installations: North Sea. [Mangler utgivernavn].
  • 1994. Dust explosions in the process industries (Paperback ed.). [Mangler utgivernavn].
Masters thesis
  • 2016. Electric spark energy required for igniting transient clouds of lycopodium dust in air using inherent dust cloud triggering of spark discharge. Influences of selected experimental parameters.
  • 2011. Minimum ignition energy of propane and ethylene in atmospheres of various O2/N2 ratios.
  • 2010. Experimental investigation of the influence of mechanical and corrosion damage of gap surfaces on the efficiency of flame gap surfaces on flame gaps in flameproof apparatus.
  • 2010. An Experimental Study of the Influence of Major Damage of Flame Gap Surfaces in Flameproof Apparatus on the Ability of the Gaps to Prevent Gas Explosion Transmission.
  • 2010. An Experimental Investigation of the Influence of Mechanical Damage, Rust and Dust on the Ability of Flame Gaps to Prevent Gas Explosion Transmission.
  • 2009. Determination of the minimum ignition energy (MIE) of premixed propane/air.
  • 2008. Minste gnistenergi for antennelse av eksplosive blandinger av propan og luft.
  • 2008. Identifikasjon av en optimal kompetanseprofil innen teknisk sikkerhet for en ingeniørbedrift I petroleumsindustrien.
  • 2007. Measurement of auto-ignition temperatures (AITs) of fuel/air and fuel/air/N2 mixtures.
Popular scientific article
  • 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. 271-280.
Doctoral dissertation
  • 2018. Dust Explosion Protection research: practical engineering perspectives.
  • 2014. Flame propagation in dust clouds.
  • 2011. A study of selected problems related to accidental process fires.
  • 2011. A study of selected problems related to accidental process fires.
  • 2006. Electric spark ignition of sensitive dust clouds in the sub 1 mJ range.
Documentary
  • 2017. Overdrevet "klimagevinst".
  • 2017. Full elektrifisering er et blindspor.
  • 2017. Full electrification is dead-end, Article in Bergens Tidende, 3. oktober (2017).
  • 2017. Exaggerated "climate gains" article in Bergens Tidende.
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
  • 2000. Prevention and mitigation of dust explosions in the process industries. Research and delevopment 1990-1994. 26 pages.
  • 1998. Industrielle støveksplosjoner. Årsaker, virkninger, forebygggende arbeid. 10 pages.
Other
  • 2000. Prevention and mitigation of dust explosions in the process industries. Research and delevopment 1990-1994. 57-82.
Poster
  • 2019. Effect of particle size on burning velocity calculation in FLACS-DustEx.
  • 2019. A review of the effect of particle size and particle concentratyion on burning velocity calculation in FLACS-DustEx: a simplified approach.
Academic literature review
  • 2019. Measurement of minimum ignition energies (MIEs) of dust clouds - History, present, future. 147-159.
  • 2016. Water vapour explosions - A brief review. 188-198.
  • 2014. Boiling liquid expanding vapour explosions (BLEVEs): A brief review. 30-43.
  • 2013. Influence of dispersibility and coagulation on the dust explosion risk presented by powders consisting of nm-particles. 223-230.
Article in business/trade/industry journal
  • 2010. Guest editorial: A dust explosion mitigation approach for the future: numerical modeling. Powder and Bulk Engineering International. 3-4.

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