IEM Shout Out – 2018-06 Talk on “Managing Onshore Process Plant Piping: Care Enough?”


My technical division will be hosting a talk on the 9th June 2018. It is worth XX CPD points, and held at Wisma IEM. The talk will be presented by Ir. Lee Chang Quan.

Onshore process plants are normally designed with a certain design life. Inspection and maintenance program is carried out along the operating years as part of asset care so as to ensure the asset integrity and safe operation. 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, 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. This talk will provide an overview in managing the piping integrity as part of asset care program. Rejuvenation scope of a process plant piping, starting from early planning, asset life study, engineering design, procurement, installation and construction will be addressed. The key challenges and lesson learnt in managing the piping integrity will be shared.

Ir. Lee Chang Quan started his career as a mechanical engineer with a design engineering firm, and moved on to join a national oil company. His experience in the oil and gas industry include engineering, procurement, installation and construction activities in plant modification and rejuvenation projects. He has led a few feasibility studies, engineering management work and managing brownfield projects. Later, he moved on to undertake operational excellence and improvement roles at business level. He has taken managerial role in Health, Safety and Environment, formulating HSE strategies and implementation plan. He is a trained internal auditor, involving in Tier 1, 2, 3 HSE Assurance Programs. He has been invited to deliver adjunct lectures / technical talks to several higher institutions in Malaysia. He has recently moved to take up Asset Integrity Manager position in one of Oil Company’s business unit.

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

Register here, or download the form here.

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