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


Safety Moment – Or not

August 17, 2016

During design, we try not to incorporate features that go out of the way to endanger one’s life. Methinks this road design is a insurance agent’s dream. I also note that there are other dangerous features along this road.


Oil refinery ablaze in Port Dickson

August 2, 2016

Dateline 2016-06-25, NST:

A fire broke out at a Petron oil refinery at Batu 1 here tonight, temporarily disrupting its operations. The fire, which began at 9.30pm, saw 10-metre-high flames shoot up, believed to be due to leaking on the refinery stacks. More than 30 firemen and seven fire engines from the Port Dickson, Teluk Kemang, Seremban and Seremban 2 fire stations were dispatched to the scene. The firemen took about an hour to put out the blaze. A witness, M. Suresh, 60, said he heard two loud booming sounds before the fire broke out. “We were shocked and worried as our houses are only 300 metres away from the location,” he said. No injuries have been reported at press time.