Technical Talk on Combustible Dust Hazards

Course Details
Venue : Virtual via Zoom (Zoom link will be sent to registered participants 2 days before the event)
Date From : 13-09-21 Date To : 13-09-21
Time From : 15:00:00 Time To : 16:30:00

Some of the critical aspects of the combustible dust hazard management would be covered in this short technical talk


SLP Members and Two Corporate Nominees / Singapore Institute of Technology

$20.00 nett per person
Free of Charge

Sypnosis: Combustible 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

Closing Date: 31 July 2021

*As seats are limited, registration will be on a first-come-first-serve basis.

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

Programme Schedule: 

15:00-15:05 hr Welcome and Introduction by Dr. Ivan Sin

15:05-16:15 hr Talk on “Combustible Dust Hazards” by Er. Premkumar Srinivasan

16:15-16:30 hr Q & A

You may register for this course online on this page or download our course brochure by clicking here if you prefer to manually apply for this course offline.

  • Speaker

Er. 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.

Non-Member: $0
Member: $20