Understanding and Assessing Ignition Sources

Practical guidance to reduce fire and explosion risks

Fires and explosions can always be traced back to a source of ignition, which makes this topic essential for companies at risk of such incidents. Indeed, understanding this topic is integral to any safety assessment aimed at keeping people, assets and the environment safe.

Understanding and Assessing Ignition Sources

This webinar introduces ignition sources to personnel at all levels working in the chemical, process safety or other vulnerable industries. Beginning with an explanation of the mechanics of fires and explosions, our experts go on to discuss various sources of ignition, such as static electricity. Special attention is given to the “active effective” assessment technique, which provides a practical way of thinking about and assessing ignition sources.

The ignition sources that will be discussed are those main ignition sources found in industry such as those arising from electrical and mechanical equipment, hot work, static electricity and self-heating. This is not a webinar for equipment manufacturers, but a webinar for equipment users who have to identify and manage ignition sources in their process.

Join two of DEKRA’s global experts as they explain the most relevant elements of understanding and assessing ignition sources and respond to your questions on the topic in this 3-hour webinar. Additional material such as presentations, transcripts etc. will not be supplied. For your convenience, the webinar will be delivered at two different times to accommodate participants from multiple time zones. We offer the webinars for 95 € per webinar per participant.

Topics covered

Components of fire and explosion

The “active effective” thinking process

Understanding and handling ignition from mechanical and electrical equipment

Static electricity

Intended audience

This training is designed for anyone involved in or making decisions about HSE functions, from top management and health and safety specialists to stakeholders at every organizational level. This includes, but is not limited to:

Plant and project managers

Process control specialists

Risk assessors

Line managers and shift supervisors

EPC companies

Dates and times

23rd March 2021

Topics covered

  • Components of fire and explosion
  • The “active effective” thinking process
  • Understanding and handling ignition from mechanical and electrical equipment
  • Static electricity

Intended audience

This training is designed for anyone involved in or making decisions about HSE functions, from top management and health and safety specialists to stakeholders at every organizational level. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Plant and project managers
  • Process control specialists
  • Risk assessors
  • Line managers and shift supervisor
  • EPC companies

Dates and times

23rd March 2021

Registrations will be opened soon!

Meet the trainers

Dr. Joseph-Marc François - Managing Director at DEKRA Process Safety France

Dr. Joseph-Marc François obtained a PhD in fluid mechanics at University Claude Bernard Lyon I. After gaining a precious industrial experience over 10 years in vibrations propagations studies and numerical simulation of various chemical processes for 8 years, he specialised in process safety at Rhone‑Poulenc (then Rhodia and now SOLVAY) where he was the Manager of the process safety laboratory and a recognised process safety engineer.

In 2003, willing to expand his competence in Process Safety, he created the French branch of the Chilworth group (now DEKRA Process Safety).

Under his leadership DEKRA Process Safety in France has grown as a technical reference and expert leader group in the area of process safety in France and Europe.

Dr. François has a very significant and unique experience in process safety. He has served on several European standardisation working groups Comité Européen de Normalisation (CEN) and OECD-IGUS (International Group of users of Unstable Substances).

Wahid Azizi - Senior Process Safety Specialist (Electrostatics) DEKRA

Wahid Azizi is a Senior Process Safety Specialist (Electrostatics) working for DEKRA Process Safety for 8 years. He is the global champion on industrial explosion hazards for DEKRA Process Safety.

He has knowledge and expertise in various areas of process safety, including risk assessment techniques (HAZOP, LOPA, FTA), consequence modeling, ATEX/DSEAR assessments, SEVESO/COMAH consulting,

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