Shout Out – Talk on Managing Onshore Process Plant Piping Rejuvenation Challenges


This is a shout out for the IEM. My Technical Division will be  hosting a talk on the 11th July, 2015 by Ir. Lee Chang Quan. It’ll be at 5:30 pm  (no makan-makan).

Onshore process plants are normally designed with a certain design life. Towards the end of initial design life, a business decision would be made either to decommission or continue operating. In order to continue operating safely, one approach is to extend plant life with plant rejuvenation that involves major repair, equipment replacement, and/or system upgrade.

Piping rejuvenation work is one of the critical activities throughout the process plant rejuvenation due to its volume and resources required to get the work done safely. The work requires detail planning and execution not only to work safely within a live operating plant condition, but also to minimize the shutdown duration for plant shutdown activity. The talk will provide an overview in managing the piping rejuvenation scope of a process plants, starting from early planning, asset life study, engineering design, procurement, installation and construction. The key challenges and lesson learnt in managing the piping scope of process plant rejuvenation will be shared.

Ir. Lee Chang Quan is a PE, started his career as a mechanical engineer with a design consultancy, and moved on to join a national oil company. His experience in the oil and gas industry includes piping and mechanical engineering design, procurement, installation and construction activities in gas processing plants and co-generation facilities. He has led a few feasibility studies, engineering management work and managing brownfield projects. He is a trained internal auditor and an active trainer in-house piping engineering training courses. He was the lead engineer in one of the major plant rejuvenation projects. He has recently taken a new role as Health, Safety and Environment Manager with one of PETRONAS subsidiaries.

Ir. Lee Chang Quan graduated from University Teknologi Malaysia with a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He also has a Masters Degree in Business Administration from University of Nottingham. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®). He is also a committee member of the Oil, Gas and Mining Technical Division of IEM.

Register here or download the form here.

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