IEM Shout Out – 2017-11 Two Day Course on Integrating Operational Perspective for Cohesive Design of Plant And Building Facilities

September 25, 2017

My technical division will be hosting a 2 day course on the 25th and 26th October 2017. It is worth 6.5 CPD points, and held at Wisma IEM. The course will be presented by Ir. Danaraj Chandrasegaran and Ir. Al-Khairi Mohd Daud.

Systematic approaches are elaborated in this course during early design phase to create better solutions and reducing modification works throughout the facilities life. This two-day course is designed to help you develop skills that will enhance your engineering delivery to your project and improving the human part of it.

As a great deal of class time will be spent in a variety of interactive formats, active participation is essential

Ir. Danaraj Chandrasegaran P.Eng MIEM CEng MIMechE. He is a Chartered Engineer and has honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Technology Malaysia. He also holds a MEng degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Malaya. He also presently a committee member with The Institution of Engineers Malaysia and Institution of Mechanical Engineers (UK) Malaysia Chapter.

Since starting his career as a Mechanical Engineer, Ir. Danaraj has had a varied service; both in front line project execution as well as in technical, training, and management functions. His career has a diverse outlook on project execution ranging from building construction, marine, mining and energy industry; as a mechanical engineer. He has worked on several large-scale projects worldwide such as Shell Malikai TLP and Barzan Offshore Project. In addition, had delivered many projects successfully collaborating with vendors and subcontractors alike.

Ir. Al-Khairi Mohd Daud P.Eng, PEM, C Eng, CPSI, MIEM, MMEPA, MMSQH, REEM has nearly 25 years of engineering experience in both project and maintenance of various plants and facilities such as Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plants, petrochemical and oleo chemical plants, manufacturing, high end R&D and medical centre facilities. Amongst his accomplishment was the development, testing & commissioning and operation of InventQjaya Sdn Bhd, an advance research facilities in Cyberjaya and Prince Court Medical Centre Sdn Bhd (PCMC) a 300-bed hospital owned by PETRONAS. Due to this experience, Ir Al-Khairi has been appointed as certified surveyor and trainer with Malaysian Society for Quality in Health (MSQH). He has contributed to the drafting of MSQH standard 5th Edition 2016. He is also being appointed to Medical Device Authority (MDA) competencies expert panels, authorized engineer and trainer on Medical Gas Piping System (MGPS). In energy efficiency, Ir Al-Khairi is the country expert for ASEAN Energy Management Accreditation Scheme (AEMAS) where he is the chief assessor and trainer for the program. He is also a Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) with NRPA, USA.

Ir Al-Khairi is a member with Institute of Asset Management, UK. He is the past Chairman for Oil, Gas & Mining Technical Division and a member of Building Services Technical Division for the Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM). He is the Chief Consultant for Faqeh Management, a company that he formed to provide asset, facilities and energy management. He has conducted various facilities and energy audit for airports, offices buildings, healthcare facilities, manufacturing, process plants. He is also involved as data center planner and assessors.

Register here, or download the form here.


IEM Shout Out – 2017-10 Pre AGM Talk on “Plastics Film Extrusion Processes, Applications and How Chemical Engineers Could Embed in This Industry”

September 24, 2017

My technical division will be hosting a talk on the 7th October, 2017. It is worth 2 CPD points, and held at Wisma IEM. The talk will be presented by Mr. Oh

Plastics Film Extrusion is a high-volume manufacturing process in which resin is melted and formed into a continuous profile. Different processes used to produce Plastics Films, various types of Plastics Films available in the market and its applications will be discussed. Advantages of Chemical Engineers to compete in Plastics Film Extrusion will be discussed, and several success stories of Chemical Engineers in Plastics Film industry will be shared during the talk.

Mr. Oh obtained his Advanced Diploma in Engineering, TAR College in 1992, he pursued his Master Degress In Engineering from University of Warwick, UK in 1996. He worked in Plastics Films Industry until year 2005 before he started his career path in Training Industry. He trained huge number of working adults throughout Malaysia on Plastics Materials and Film Extrusion topics. He works as technical consultant for film extrusion organisation. He also committee members of The Plastics & Rubber Institute Malaysia (PRIM). He operating his training & development company currently, providing technical training and consultancy services to the industry. He also partnerred with Malaysian Plastics Manufacturers Association (MPMA) in providing Plastics Technology training to their members utilising Human Resource Development Funds .

Register here, or download the form here.


IEM Shout Out – 2017-10 CETD 31st AGM

September 23, 2017

The Chemical Engineering Technical Division AGM will be held at Wisma IEM Wisma IEM, 01- Auditorium Tan Sri Prof. Chin Fung Kee, Third Floor. You get 2 CPD points.

It will be held at 11am on Saturday, 7th October 2017.

Register here, and download the flyer here. A map to Wisma IEM is presented here.

Come, y’all and heckle us. We need a quorum.


Petronas 2.0: tougher on costs and more downstream

September 22, 2017

Can I register Petronas20.com.my?

Dateline 2017-08-17, Reuters:

When Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin took over as CEO of Malaysian state energy firm Petronas in April 2015, the price of a barrel of Brent crude oil had tumbled to around $55, half the level of the previous year.

Over the following months prices fell further, forcing Wan Zul, as he is better known, to lop $12 billion from costs and cut thousands of jobs for the first time at Petronas – a major contributor to Malaysia’s budget and one of the country’s biggest employers.

As he enters the final year of his three-year contract, he says Petronas is leaner and better placed to handle a volatile oil market, focusing on costs, high-margin businesses and possibly new growth streams such as renewables.


IEM Shout Out – 2017-10 Two-Day Course on Integrating Operational Perspective for Cohesive Design of Plant And Building Facilities

September 21, 2017

My technical division will be hosting a 2 day course on the 25th and 26th October 2017. It is worth 12.5 CPD points, and held at Wisma IEM. The course will be presented by Ir.Danaraj Chandrasegaran and Ir. Al-Khairi Mohd Daud

Plant and building facilities have diverse operational requirements due to the difference in user populations and the design intent of the facilities. Most facilities design is focused on the process requirements rather than the operations of the facilities. This course focuses on the operational perspective in the design of plant and building facilities. The term operational perspective covers all handling of materials, human machine interfaces and managing people in plant and building facilities.

General operational concerns are touched upon. The operational needs such as handling provisions, human factors and regulatory compliance for the facilities are summarized based on the current practices.  Also, recent development and engineering practices in the plant and building facilities operation are elaborated. Usage of human factors tools and others operational studies in design development activities are discussed as well.

Danaraj Chandrasegaran P.Eng MIEM CEng MIMechE. He is a Chartered Engineer and has honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Technology Malaysia. He also holds a MEng degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Malaya. He also presently a committee member with The Institution of Engineers Malaysia and Institution of Mechanical Engineers (UK) Malaysia Chapter. Since starting his career as a Mechanical Engineer, Danaraj has had a varied service; both in front line project execution as well as in technical, training, and management functions. His career has a diverse outlook on project execution ranging from building construction, marine, mining and energy industry; as a mechanical engineer. He has worked on several large-scale projects worldwide such as Shell Malikai TLP and Barzan Offshore Project. In addition, had edited and completed many large writing projects such technical reports, operating manuals and technical papers in the oil and gas industry.

Ir Al-Khairi is a member with Institute of Asset Management, UK. He is the past Chairman for Oil, Gas & Mining Technical Division and a member of Building Services Technical Division for the Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM). He is the Chief Consultant for Faqeh Management, a company that he formed to provide asset, facilities and energy management. He has conducted various facilities and energy audit for airports, offices buildings, healthcare facilities, manufacturing, process plants. He is also involved as data center planner and assessors.

Register here, or download the form here.


Leaner, meaner Petronas targets key markets for growth

September 19, 2017

So, do we get leaner, meaner expats than the current crop?

Dateline 2017-08-15, NST:

Malaysian state energy firm Petronas will focus on a few select markets for expansion, its CEO told Reuters, as it positions itself as leaner and meaner for a medium-term period of relatively low oil prices.

Hurt by a slump in oil prices, Petroliam Nasional Berhad has cut its costs and its spending, deferring some projects in an effort to help profitability in a tough energy market.

Rather than having its operations “scattered all over the place,” CEO Datuk Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin wants the company’s geographical profile to be concentrated, he said in an interview on Tuesday at the Petronas Towers, the world’s tallest twin towers.

“We must have geographical concentration to be more cost effective,” Wan Zulkiflee said.

For its upstream business, Petronas will focus on South East Asia and Canada, where it already has huge reserves, he said, adding that Mexico – where Petronas has recently picked up three blocks – will be another focus.

 


Saturday Star 2017-09-16 – Job Opportunities

September 18, 2017

Happy Offsite Teambuilding with Competitor week. IGL has pivoted into training, so book your seats now.

We’re thinking of republishing Young Turks of PETRONAS, but it’s a minimum 500 book printing run. Do I have enough interested persons to purchase?

Donate to your favorite charity (me), buy my recommendations, or through my Amazon store. Or get the Young Turks series (3 books until I can get YTP republished). Where are those corporate sponsors? Or throw donations at me, my camera dive case flooded, and I need a new replacement. Heck, if you want to send me a Canon 5D Mk III plus dive case, I will not say no.

  • I have a feeling that The Star isn’t the preferred O&G job recruitment portal now, and they have moved adverts to another online presence (I bought a dead tree edition this week). I see more adverts via social media. What do you think, is it a step change that the papers need to embrace?
  • I’m looking for jobs for 4Q2017. Send me your POs.

Food choice of the week? Support your local mee bandung.

Book choice of this week, Chemical Engineering Process Simulation, authors are Nishanth Chemmangattuvalappil Denny Ng Kok Sum Rafil Elyas Cheng-Liang ChenI,Lung Chien Hao-Yeh Lee. I intend to get a signed first edition, and place it in my Charles Dickens first edition cabinet.