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

May 31, 2018

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.

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IEM Shout Out – 2018-05 Two Day Course on Effective Engineering Problem Solving and Decision-Making

April 24, 2018

My technical division will be hosting a 2 day course on the 7th and 8th May 2018. It is worth 14 CPD points, and held at Wisma IEM. The course will be presented by Ir. Al-Khairi Mohd Daud.

This 2-day programme lays the foundation for effective problem solving and decision making for young engineers, executives and supervisors. Engineers’ role is to solve problems. If engineers could not define the problems properly then the problem could never be solved. Thus, effective methods of problems solving is a mandatory skill to engineers. Getting to the root cause of the problems and find the best solutions is very important to the organization and to ensure the solutions provided is right and effective.

The objectives of the course is to trained the participants to:
Effectively solve problems for engineers, executive and supervisors
Better contribute to maximizing company productivity through preventing potential problems from happening
Resolve problems which arise at work

This course is based on interactive learning via group discussions and exercises, real case studies and participants will have to write down individual plans to implement what is learnt from the programme.

Recommended Attendees
Young Engineers, Executives/Supervisors who have not yet been trained in problem solving and decision making

 

Ir. Al-Khairi Mohd Daud has over 24 years of experienced in Oil and Gas, petrochemical, oleo chemical, manufacturing and facilities management He is the country expert for ASEAN Energy Management Accreditation Scheme and an expert in healthcare facilities management. He has assisted in drafting few Malaysian Standards including the Malaysian Standard for Quality in Healthcare. He has presented papers in national and international conference especially on maintenance and asset management. He is the owner of Faqeh Management who specialized in asset and energy management.

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IEM Shout Out – 2017-11 Two Day Course on “What Got You Here Won’t Get You There: A Critical Thinking Journey

October 24, 2017

My technical division will be hosting a 2 day course on the 14th and 15th November 2017. It is worth 10.5 CPD points, and held at Wisma IEM. The course will be presented by Ir. Al-Khairi Mohd Daud and Ir. Danaraj Chandrasegaran. I would prefer the title, “Objects in the rear view mirror may appear closer than they are.”

During this course, we will be introduced to what is critical thinking. We will practice some of the important skills of critical thinking, and apply those to understand current problems, belief systems and ethical positions. You will learn to appraise information and influences, discuss topics intelligently and construct well-reasoned arguments. This course will focus on group discussion and written analysis.

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. 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.

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

August 23, 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.

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IEM Shout Out – Two-Day Course on Critical Thinking for Engineers 2016-11

November 22, 2016

My technical division will be hosting a 2 day course on the 7th and 8th December, 2016. It is worth 10.5 CPD points, and held at Wisma IEM. The course will be presented by Ir. Al-Khairi Mohd Daud.

Learning Outcomes

• Explore real-world examples of why critical thinking is so important in business
• Learn to use critical thinking skills when making business decisions
• Know how to translate an abstract idea into something tangible
• Minimize the impact of job pressures on your thinking processes
• React with curiosity instead of emotion
• Get a roadmap for developing your critical thinking skills

Ir. Al-Khairi Mohd Daud has over 23 years of experienced in Oil and Gas, petrochemical, oleo chemical, manufacturing and facilities management. He is the country expert for ASEAN Energy Management Accreditation Scheme and an expert in healthcare facilities management. He has assisted in drafting few Malaysian Standards including the Malaysian Standard for Quality in Healthcare. He has presented papers in national and international conference especially on maintenance and asset management. He is the owner of Faqeh Management who specialized in asset and energy management.

Ir. Danaraj Chandrasegaran graduated from University Teknologi Malaysia in 2001 with Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Hons). Subsequently, pursued his Master Degree in University of Malaya. He has published in international journals and conferences in the past. His career has a diverse outlook on project execution ranging from building construction, marine, mining and energy industry; as a mechanical engineer.

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IEM Shout Out – Two-Day Course on Critical Thinking for Engineers

November 12, 2016

My technical division will be hosting a 2 day course on the 7th and 8th December, 2016. It is worth 10.5 CPD points, and held at Wisma IEM. The course will be presented by Ir. Al-Khairi Mohd Daud.

Learning Outcomes

• Explore real-world examples of why critical thinking is so important in business
• Learn to use critical thinking skills when making business decisions
• Know how to translate an abstract idea into something tangible
• Minimize the impact of job pressures on your thinking processes
• React with curiosity instead of emotion
• Get a roadmap for developing your critical thinking skills

Ir. Al-Khairi Mohd Daud has over 23 years of experienced in Oil and Gas, petrochemical, oleo chemical, manufacturing and facilities management. He is the country expert for ASEAN Energy Management Accreditation Scheme and an expert in healthcare facilities management. He has assisted in drafting few Malaysian Standards including the Malaysian Standard for Quality in Healthcare. He has presented papers in national and international conference especially on maintenance and asset management. He is the owner of Faqeh Management who specialized in asset and energy management.

Ir. Danaraj Chandrasegaran graduated from University Teknologi Malaysia in 2001 with Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Hons). Subsequently, pursued his Master Degree in University of Malaya. He has published in international journals and conferences in the past. His career has a diverse outlook on project execution ranging from building construction, marine, mining and energy industry; as a mechanical engineer.

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Shout Out – Talk on “Critical Thinking for Engineers” 2016-10

October 5, 2016

This is a shout out for the IEM. My Technical Division will be  hosting a talk on the 12th October, 2016 byIr. Al-Khairi Mohd Daud and Ir. Danaraj Chandrasegaran. It’ll be at 5:30pm   (makan-makan at 5:00pm)

Engineers always faced with a challenge to make a tough decision throughout his career. In real life, decisions are not made based on one factor only but multiple factors need to be evaluated for a decision to be made objectively and wisely. Thus engineer needs to master the art of critical thinking.

Critical thinking is the identification and evaluation of evidence to guide decision making.  A critical thinker uses broad in-depth analysis of evidence to make decisions and communicate his/her beliefs clearly and accurately.This’ something that need to be practiced when we encounter engineering problems, business decisions so that we can work towards a solution.

This is a preview on our upcoming course on Critical Thinking. During the course, we will practice some of the important skills of critical thinking, and apply those to understand current problems, belief systems and ethical positions. You will learn to appraise information and influences, discuss topics intelligently and construct well-reasoned arguments.

 

Ir. Al-Khairi Mohd Daud has over 23 years of experienced in Oil and Gas, petrochemical, oleo chemical, manufacturing and facilities management. He is the country expert for ASEAN Energy Management Accreditation Scheme and an expert in healthcare facilities management. He has assisted in drafting few Malaysian Standards including the Malaysian Standard for Quality in Healthcare. He has presented papers in national and international conference especially on maintenance and asset management. He is the owner of Faqeh Management who specialized in asset and energy management.

Ir. Danaraj Chandrasegaran graduated from University Teknologi Malaysia in 2001 with Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Hons). Subsequently, pursued his Master Degree in University of Malaya. He has published in international journals and conferences in the past. His career has a diverse outlook on project execution ranging from building construction, marine, mining and energy industry; as a mechanical engineer.
Register here or download the form here. A map to Wisma IEM is presented here.