IEM Shout Out – Talk Fire And Gas Detection Systems On Offshore Platform


My technical division will be hosting a talk seminar on the 12th September , 2015. It is worth 2 CPD points, and held at Wisma IEM. The course will be presented by Ir. Gan Chun Chet. Safety practitioners, fill up the seats, please.

Offshore platforms are equipped with a fire and gas detection technology to mitigate a hazardous situation. Calculated risk analysis (through simulation) has improved the risk of a catastrophic fire incidents around the region. An analysis by utilizing fire and gas mapping calculates the chances of a fire risk. This technique is widely used today and is still continuously being developed for improvement purposes. With proper forecasting or predictive technique, a failure can be avoided.

In an uncertainty situation, the risks among the people working on an offshore platform increase when there is a fire and gas detection system failure. An investment in a reliable fire and gas detection system is a necessity. A fail-safe system design which shutdowns the platform to protect the assets, environment and people, when a fire or gas leakage occurs must be available, be reliable and be dependable when required.

CENTRIFUGAL PUMP THEORY AND APPLICATION shall provide the audience with the knowledge and principles of pump design, sizing, selection and performance analysis. The course will be beneficial to engineers dealing with pump and will be presented in a way that is comprehensible to the engineers who are with or without the oil and gas background. The objectives of the course are to provide exposure to the audiences on understanding of fundamental design of centrifugal pump, the critical pump parameters when evaluating pump selection and making the best decision on specification.

Ir. Gan Chun Chet is a Mechanical Engineering graduate from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom in 1996. He also has a Masters of Science in Operations Management awarded by University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), United Kingdom in 1997.

He started his career with the General Industry, and later moved to the Oil and Gas Industry where he has accumulated 17 years of working experience. In the general industry, he worked together with an engineering team to resolve daily Plant issues encountered. Some of the problems consisted of noise problems, and compressor/pumps vibration problems. Monitoring the progress and taking actions are vital to resolve the issues.

In the oil and gas industry, he works with other engineers in the area of predicting equipment failures. Practices such as redundancy, field voting, review check activities, are some examples of practices in failure mitigations.

Register here, or download the form here.

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