Incident At PETRONAS LNG Complex In Sarawak

September 29, 2020

Dateline 2020-09-01,

Malaysia LNG Sdn. Bhd. (MLNG) wishes to confirm that an incident involving one fatality and one injury had occurred at PETRONAS LNG Complex, Sarawak at approximately 2pm on 31 August 2020. The incident occurred at the Acid Gas Removal Unit (AGRU) drain containment which is currently under maintenance. Both contractors were sent immediately to the hospital where it was confirmed that one of the contractors had passed away while the injured contractor is currently receiving medical treatment. 
Investigation is currently being carried out and all relevant authorities have been informed of the incident. The operations at PETRONAS LNG Complex remains unaffected and further information with regard to the investigation outcome will be provided in due course. 
MLNG is deeply saddened by the incident and we would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the family of the deceased.

Fire, explosion at Petronas’ oil refining complex at Pengerang

May 3, 2020

Dateline 2020-03-16, The Edge:

A fire and explosion occurred at the Pengerang refining and petrochemicals complex in southern Malaysia, state news agency Bernama reported on Monday, citing the Petronas-Saudi Aramco joint venture that runs the operation.

The incident occurred on Sunday night and an emergency response team has been activated, Bernama reported.

“The situation is under control,” Bernama said, citing a statement. The news agency did not report any injuries or damage.

Petronas directed queries to the joint venture company Pengerang Refining and Petrochemical (PRefChem), which has not responded to a Reuters request for comment.

IEM E-Library : A Selection of Process Safety Books

January 8, 2020

If you sign up for online access to IEM (you should), you have access to useful books via the e-library. As an example, I present some books for the process safety enthusiast.

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Desmonstration – Swiss Cheese Model Failure.

January 1, 2020


Helium-filled balloons explode at fitness event in Putrajaya, 16 hurt

December 17, 2019

I put this in as a safety reminder, and a blatent example where in Malaysia, the press supports bad science and lack of fact checking. Please invite me to show you how helium can cause an enormous non-explosion.

Dateline 2019-10-12, Malay Mail:

There were anxious moments at Dataran Putrajaya this morning when helium gas inflated balloons used as props for a fitness event exploded, injuring 16 participants, including children.

Nine children and seven adults, some of whom were participants and the rest visitors, were hurt during the incident at the tail end of the Education Ministry’s 2019 National Sports Month event.

The victims, aged between four and their 30s, were rushed to the Putrajaya Hospital where some are still being treated at the Emergency and Trauma Department.

Malaysia fights to rein in blaze at Tipco oil storage facility

September 21, 2018

I thought the company involved was KBC?

Dateline 2018-07-06, Straits Times:

Fire and rescue officials are battling to contain a blaze at three oil storage tanks of the Tipco Asphalt refinery in Malaysia’s southern town of Kemaman, media said on Friday (July 6).

The fire, which began on Thursday, had spread to a third tank, the New Straits Times newspaper said on its website, adding that losses were expected to run into the millions of ringgit.

Authorities expect to douse the fire in the first two tanks by Friday afternoon, Malaysian media quoted Assistant Commissioner Azlimin Mat Noor, an official of the fire and rescue department in the state of Terengganu, as saying.

Marketing Rounds – UPM New Course

May 24, 2017

On March 17th, I was invited to participate in UPM’s Mesyuarat Jawatankuasa Pengajian Program 2017 – Master Perancangan dan Respon Kecemasan (you go translate the title). Apparently, there has been quite a lot of support and participants from the O&G sector in previous years.

Go visit and participate if this floats your boat, and say Ir. Razmahwata says hi.

Marketing Rounds – Feeding Frenzy

March 22, 2017

Can you feed me this well, when you invite IGL to conduct your HAZOPs/HAZIDs/SILs?

Marketing Rounds – Sandakan Bay

December 28, 2016

IGL has moved sideways slightly, and is now pivoting so fast they have installed wind generators next door.

Offshore Toilet Stop

September 21, 2016

The legacy things we have on our offshore assets (Malaysia’s, not mine).

Toilet Stop