56th UKELG One Day Discussion Meeting on

“Explosion Incidents, Evidence and Lessons Learnt”

Thursday 22nd September

University of Leeds




Hans Michels – Imperial College, Stuart Jagger – HSL Harpur Hill


            “Is diesel a safe fuel for high speed transport?”                                                 


Rolf Eckhoff – University of Bergen

            “Dust Explosion in China”    

            See also   "A catastrophic aluminium-alloy dust explosion in China",

            Li, G., Yang, H.X., Yuan, C.M., Eckhoff, R.K., Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries,    39 (2016) 121-130                     


Azam Saeed – University of Leeds

           Explosivity and flame propagation characteristics of pulverised wood”     


Mike Johnson – DNVGL

            “Detonation – Evidence from explosion incidents”         


Geoff Chamberlain

            “Evidence of possible detonations at Skikda LNG and CAPECO Puerto Rico”


Gary Tomlin – DNVGL

            “Rewriting the handbook for investigation of gas explosions in dwellings”           


Gordon Andrews – University of Leeds.

            “Was it foreseeable?”