Half-Day Workshop on “Combustible Dust Risk Management” 8 October 2021

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Half-Day Workshop on “Combustible Dust Risk Management” 8 October 2021

Dear SLP Members and Friends,

We are pleased to announce the following:

DateFriday, 08 October 2021
Time0900hr – 1200hr
VenueVirtual via Zoom
(Zoom link will be sent to registered participants 2 days before the event)
FeeSLP Members and Two Corporate Nominees / SITCost: 40.00 nett
Non-MembersCost: 60.00 nett
Fee includes:

  • e-Presentation file

  • E-Certificate of Attendance

Course SpeakerFelipe Ong, Head of Asia Pacific, Industrial Explosion Protection Division with BS&B Safety Systems has over 35 years of industrial experiences with the past 18 years focusing on Dust Explosion Protection Technologies. His experience covers a wide spectrum of industry segments including Food & Beverage, Specialty Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Grains, Animal feeds, Tobacco, Cement, Sugar, Milk Powder, Wood Products, Pulp & Paper, Chemical & Petrol Chemical, Oil & Gas & Power Generation Industries.

Felipe travels extensively across Asia Pacific Regions as well as Europe & have extensive knowledge on the latest Codes & Standards, best engineering practices driven by both USA (NFPA) & European Standard (ATEX) as well as China (Chinese GB) & Australia & NZ (AS/NZS) & Singapore Standard SS667. He had conducted many Sites Risk Assessment, assisted several customers in incident finding and have provided practical Solution to many of his customers in this area.

He is an active member of IChemE, Society of loss Prevention (SLP, Singapore), NFPA and have been conducting many public seminar & trainings for many MNCs, Government institution, Insurance Industries, Fire Departments, Universities, Trade associations, Safety bodies across Asia Pacific rim to promote safety awareness on this topic with many practical case studies as well as offer practical solution to mitigate this risk!

He also presents technical papers regularly in trade magazine, shows as well & had presented in many international safety congresses as well.

  • Attendees will understand the fundamentals of combustible dust and its explosion characteristics, Dust Explosion Risk Management, Varies Dust control measures - Prevention & Protection Techniques and valuable lesson learnt from Past accidents case studies!

  • International Code & Standards!

  • Attendees will also be aware of the key considerations and preparations required for managing combustible dusts risk starting with Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA)!

SynopsisDispersion of Dust particles in Sufficient Quantity and concentration in the present of an ignition source and oxygen can cause rapid combustion known as a deflagration. If this event is confined by an enclosure such as building, room, vessel or process equipment such as Dust collectors, bucket elevators, Bins & silos, milling equipment, mixing equipment, reactor, dryers, cyclone separator, conveyors & duct work etc... etc…the resulting rapid pressure rise will cause an explosion & will destroy or rupture most of the process equipment as they are often not built to withstand or contained such a rapid pressure rise!

A dust explosion can be very catastrophic and cause employee deaths, injuries, and destruction of entire buildings. In many combustible dust accidents, employers and employees were unaware that a hazard even existed. It is important to determine if your company has this hazard, and if you do, you must take actions now to prevent tragic consequences.

Following a fatal dust explosion incident in Singapore in Feb21, MOM have identified at least 500 companies here are involved in handling or processing combustible powder, as such MOM are commencing safety audit program to ensure compliance to established International Codes & Standards! In the meantime, Singapore Standard SS 667: 2020 Code of practice for handling, storage and processing of combustible dust have also just been released for owners / operators to understand how to mitigate Dust explosion Risk starting from Dust Hazards Analysis program!
Who should attendFactory Managers, Fire safety managers, workplace safety and health professionals, facility/building professionals, workplace managers and those in similar professions.
SDU points/ FSM-CPD points/ PDU points

  • 3 SDU points by WSH-CPD Board, 3 FSM-CPD points and FSE-CPE 3 hours by SCDF and qualified for 3 PDUs by PEB

  • E-Certificates of Attendance will be issued to all attendees upon completion.

Closing Date29 September 2021
0900-0905 hrWelcome and Introduction.

By Dr. Ivan Sin
0905-1000 hrSession 1: Introduction

Real incident and valuable lesson learnt! How does Dust explosion differ from Fire incident?

Evaluating the Dust hazards commonly found in the industries, International Code & Standards for mitigation Dust explosion risks!

By Mr. Felipe Ong
1000-1030 hrSession 2: Science of Combustible Dust Explosion

How Dust Explosion occur? Industries at risk, type of equipment vulnerable for Dust Explosion Risk! OSHA combustible Dust Poster

Dust Testing & its parameters! New global requirement to indicate Dust Explosion Data in MSDS!120

By Mr. Felipe Ong
1030-1100 hrSession 3: Risk Assessment and Identifying Possible Source of Ignition

What to look for in a site safety audit walk through? Recognizing potential Dust hazards! Understanding common ignition sources! Hazard area classification!

By Mr. Felipe Ong
1100-1140 hrSession 4: Control Measures- Prevention and Protection Techniques

The important of good housekeeping! Dust dispersion control, Prevention Technique using inert gases, Spark detection system! Limiting the spread of explosion, Explosion isolation of interconnected equipment!

Protection Techniques – Explosion Venting. Explosion Suppression, Explosion isolation (Mechanical & chemical), Building & Warehouse protection! Spark Detection & Extinguishing Technology!

By Mr. Felipe Ong
1140-1145 hrSession 5: Conclusion

Review for local industry

Road map to keeping your plant safe against serious dust explosion risk!

By Mr. Felipe Ong
1145-1200 hrQ & A

Please kindly reply to Penny Pan at secretariat@slp.org.sg with the following information before 29 September 2021:


Half-Day Workshop on “Combustible Dust Risk Management” on 08 October 2021
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Beneficiary Name: Society of Loss Prevention (Singapore)

Account No: 032-003474-8 (Current account)

Bank: DBS

Branch Code: 032

Branch Code: 7171

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Applicants/Participants will be notified of their confirmed registration via e-mail ONLY upon receipt of full payment.

For enquiries, please e-mail Penny Pan at secretariat@slp.org.sg

We look forward to your participation.

Thank you.