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

October 6, 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.

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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 3, 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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(postponed) 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 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.


IEM Shout Out – 2016-11 Talk On Medical Gas Piping System : Requirement and Management

December 7, 2016

My technical division will be hosting a talk on the 17th December, 2016. It is worth 2 CPD points, and held at Wisma IEM. The course will be presented by Ir. Al-Khairi Mohd Daud.

Medical Gas Piping System (MGPS) is required to deliver medical gasses supply to patients and surgical tools in hospitals. The medical gasses include oxygen, nitrous oxide, carbon dioxide, Entonox, medical vacuum, anesthetic gas scavenging system, medical and surgical air. Since the gasses are delivered direct to patients the quality and reliability of the system is very important to ensure the live of the patients and the safety of the facilities.

The areas in hospital that are at high risk due to medical gas present are general ward, operating theatres, ICU/ITU/CCU/NICU, recovery, major treatment rooms, etc. The medical gas installation thus influence other installation electrical power system, firefighting system and ACMV system. There have been many reported cases of failures in the medical gas system that has resulted in complication in patients and even death. Thus, there is a need to have an Authorizing Engineer, Authorized Person and Competent Person to manage the MGPS. Soon they competent person need to be registered with Medical Gas Authority.

The speaker shall elaborate on the medical gas piping standard according to Health Technical Memorandum and soon to be published SIRIM standards.

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.

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IEM Shout Out – Talk on An Overview of PAS55:2008 Asset Management Standard

June 1, 2012

This is a shout out for the IEM. My Technical Division will be hosting a talk on the 9th June, 2012. It’ll start at 10.00am and is worth 2 CPD hours.

PAS 55 is the British Standards Institution’s (BSI) Publicly Available Specification for the optimized management of physical assets – it provides clear definitions and a 28-point requirements specification for establishing and verifying a joined-up, optimized and whole-life management system for all types of physical assets. Now internationally recognized, PAS 55 is proving to be an essential, objective definition of what is required to demonstrate competence, establish improvement priorities and make better, clearer connections between strategic organizational plans and the actual day-to-day work and asset realities. PAS 55 provides clear evidence of sustainable good governance to customers, investors, regulators and other stakeholders. In contrast to many other standards, which can sometimes be met simply by having extensive paperwork, PAS 55 specifically requires evidence of alignment between good intentions and real, on-the-ground delivery. So it is a valuable mechanism to ensure that the principles of whole life cycle planning, risk management, cost/benefit, customer focus and sustainability etc. are actually delivered within the day-to-day activities of capital project implementation, operations, maintenance etc. PAS 55 is used as the basis to develop ISO55000 as an Asset Management Standard. The relevancy of its used is gaining recognition in Malaysia for organization that values improvement in their asset management standard. Organisations that have adopted such a systematic and optimized approach have consistently delivered significant bottom-line cost and performance/service improvements. The speaker shall share his experience in using PAS55 as standard development and asset performance auditing in Malaysia.

Ir. Al-Khairi Mohd Daud, P.Eng, C.Eng, MIEM, B.Eng(Hons) – Mechanical Engineering, University of Leeds, MBA. Ir. Al-Khairi has a varied experienced in project, engineering, maintenance and reliability experience from various industries. Ir. Al-Khairi started his career a research assistant with Shell Research Centre in Thornton, United Kingdom in 1991. He came back to Malaysia and worked as a plant engineer with Associated Pam Malaysia Cement (APMC) Sdn Bhd, a cement plant, in Rawang, Selangor. He further developed his professional experience in oil and gas sector with Shell/PETRONAS via Malaysia LNG in Bintulu. He subsequently joined Uniqema Malaysia (an oleo-chemical plant), which is a subsidiary of Unilever and later ICI.He went back to petrochemical plant when he became the Maintenance Manager with UCB Chemicals in 2002. His experience was enriched when he set up the facilities and equipment department with a world class Research and Development Company together with its factory set up. He then headed a similar role with a leading Medical Centre in Klang Valley prior to setting up his own consultancy company presently. During his career, Ir. Al-Khairi has implemented various CMMS software’s such as SAP. MP2. Maintsavers and CWork. He also had won an award for his outstanding contribution on SHE excellent from ICI. Currently Ir. Al-Khairi is the Chairman of the Oil, Gas and Mining Technical Division of the Institution of Engineers Malaysia. Ir. Al-Khairi has developed an international alliance with other reliability Professionals under Uptime Alliance (see http://www.consciousasset.com and http://www.faqeh.com). Ir. Al-Khairi’s objective is to let the industry benefits from world class maintenance and reliability practices.

Register here or download the form here.


IEM Shout Out – Talk on An Overview of PAS55:2008 Asset Management Standard

May 25, 2012

This is a shout out for the IEM. My Technical Division will be hosting a talk on the 9th June, 2012. It’ll start at 10.00am and is worth 2 CPD hours.

PAS 55 is the British Standards Institution’s (BSI) Publicly Available Specification for the optimized management of physical assets – it provides clear definitions and a 28-point requirements specification for establishing and verifying a joined-up, optimized and whole-life management system for all types of physical assets. Now internationally recognized, PAS 55 is proving to be an essential, objective definition of what is required to demonstrate competence, establish improvement priorities and make better, clearer connections between strategic organizational plans and the actual day-to-day work and asset realities. PAS 55 provides clear evidence of sustainable good governance to customers, investors, regulators and other stakeholders. In contrast to many other standards, which can sometimes be met simply by having extensive paperwork, PAS 55 specifically requires evidence of alignment between good intentions and real, on-the-ground delivery. So it is a valuable mechanism to ensure that the principles of whole life cycle planning, risk management, cost/benefit, customer focus and sustainability etc. are actually delivered within the day-to-day activities of capital project implementation, operations, maintenance etc. PAS 55 is used as the basis to develop ISO55000 as an Asset Management Standard. The relevancy of its used is gaining recognition in Malaysia for organization that values improvement in their asset management standard. Organisations that have adopted such a systematic and optimized approach have consistently delivered significant bottom-line cost and performance/service improvements. The speaker shall share his experience in using PAS55 as standard development and asset performance auditing in Malaysia.

Ir. Al-Khairi Mohd Daud, P.Eng, C.Eng, MIEM, B.Eng(Hons) – Mechanical Engineering, University of Leeds, MBA. Ir. Al-Khairi has a varied experienced in project, engineering, maintenance and reliability experience from various industries. Ir. Al-Khairi started his career a research assistant with Shell Research Centre in Thornton, United Kingdom in 1991. He came back to Malaysia and worked as a plant engineer with Associated Pam Malaysia Cement (APMC) Sdn Bhd, a cement plant, in Rawang, Selangor. He further developed his professional experience in oil and gas sector with Shell/PETRONAS via Malaysia LNG in Bintulu. He subsequently joined Uniqema Malaysia (an oleo-chemical plant), which is a subsidiary of Unilever and later ICI.He went back to petrochemical plant when he became the Maintenance Manager with UCB Chemicals in 2002. His experience was enriched when he set up the facilities and equipment department with a world class Research and Development Company together with its factory set up. He then headed a similar role with a leading Medical Centre in Klang Valley prior to setting up his own consultancy company presently. During his career, Ir. Al-Khairi has implemented various CMMS software’s such as SAP. MP2. Maintsavers and CWork. He also had won an award for his outstanding contribution on SHE excellent from ICI. Currently Ir. Al-Khairi is the Chairman of the Oil, Gas and Mining Technical Division of the Institution of Engineers Malaysia. Ir. Al-Khairi has developed an international alliance with other reliability Professionals under Uptime Alliance (see http://www.consciousasset.com and http://www.faqeh.com). Ir. Al-Khairi’s objective is to let the industry benefits from world class maintenance and reliability practices.

Register here or download the form here.