Technical Talk on “Combustible Dust Hazards” 13 Aug 2021

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Technical Talk on “Combustible Dust Hazards” 13 Aug 2021

Dear SLP Members and Friends,

We are pleased to announce the following:

DateFriday, 13 August 2021
Time15:00hr- 16.30hr
VenueVirtual via Zoom
(Zoom link will be sent to registered participants 2 days before the event)
CostSLP Members and Two Corporate Nominees / Singapore Institute of TechnologyFree of Charge
Non-Members$20.00 nett
SynopsisCombustible dust hazards management is an ongoing process safety focus across the world in various industrial sectors including pharmaceuticals, chemical plants, food processing, woodworking, and metal-powder handling facilities. Though the first documented combustible dust explosion occurred in 1785, the management systems and work processes for managing combustible dust hazards might not be as matured as their counterparts that deals with flammable and toxic hazards. Having said that, the combustibility and explosivity mechanisms associated with combustible dusts are a little bit complex and hence it poses some challenges to properly assess and manage combustible dust risks. Some of the critical aspects of the combustible dust hazard management would be covered in this short technical talk, which includes:

• What is a combustible dust?

• Case study

• What are the hazards associated with combustible dusts?

• How do we characterize dusts?

• How do we typically manage the risks?

• What are the typical risk control measures?

• Reference to global standards
About the SpeakerEr. Premkumar Srinivasan is a process safety specialist with hands-on experience across various disciplines including process safety, process design, process engineering and plant operations. He is a chemical engineer with 24 years of process industry experience in petroleum refining, petrochemicals, specialty chemicals, oil terminals, oil & gas and industrial gases sectors across Asia Pacific, New Zealand, and India. He possesses a well-rounded international process safety engineering experience across operating, engineering, and consulting organizations.

Prior to his current role, Er. Premkumar Srinivasan worked for multinational companies including ExxonMobil, Chevron, Air Products, Jacobs Engineering and WorleyParsons. He handled a regional process safety specialist role and provided process safety & risk engineering support to existing operating facilities and capital projects (up to US$700MM) across Asia Pacific region. He chaired several workshops on Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA), HAZID, HAZOP, SIL classification, Bowtie reviews, LOPA and ALARP demonstration. He led and successfully completed specialized process safety studies including Occupied Building Risk Assessments (OBRAs), overpressure protection studies, liquid overfill risk studies and fire safety studies. He assisted major hazard installations in New Zealand and Singapore in their Safety Case development. He is an accomplished trainer for process safety & risk training courses.

Please click here for the Agenda
Closing Date31 July 2021
15:00-15:05 hrWelcome and Introduction

by Dr. Ivan Sin
15:05-16:15 hrTalk on “Combustible Dust Hazards”

by Er. Premkumar Srinivasan
16:15-16:30 hrQ & A

Please kindly reply to Penny Pan at with the following information before 31 July 2021:

Registration: Technical Talk on "Combustible Dust Hazards" via ZOOM on 13 August 2021
SLP Member: YesNo
SIT: YesNo

For enquiries, please e-mail Penny Pan at

We look forward to your participation.

Thank you.