IEM Shout Out – 2018-01 Talk on “Talk on Environmental Due Diligence”

January 19, 2018

Dont’ play play.

My technical division will be hosting a talk on the 27th January, 2018 . It is worth 2 CPD points, and held at Wisma IEM. The talk will be presented by Mr Chiew Teck Wee.

Environmental Due Diligence is a process of identifying environmental risks and liabilities in order to help business to make informed decisions about commercial real estate transactions, or merger and acquisition (M&A). What are the common key issues associated with the hidden “can of worms” that may have significant implications on liability and risk? Major non-compliance/ violations Operational constraints imposed by environmental approval conditions/ permit-to-operate/ licenses Contaminated soil and groundwater. Unaccounted high waste disposal cost Long term remediation/ clean-up. Professional EDD assessors will identify the recognized environmental conditions at the property and if necessary, will recommend further investigation or assessment to characterize or estimate the potential liability or risk. Without EDD, unknowingly the owner may be held liable by simply owning the property. From site clean-up to compliance obligations and even third party legal actions, the remediation costs can easily run into the millions for the liable party. As such, EDD is a useful tool for the Buyer as well as the Seller because it enables both parties to make informed decisions to proceed with the transaction with negotiated terms & conditions, or to cancel the deal.

A chemical engineer by training,  Mr Chiew Teck Wee has 20 years of experience in environmental consultancy and project management. Mr Chiew received his degree from University of Malaya and later completed MSc in Environmental Technology at Imperial College London. He is registered with the Department of Environment (DOE) as Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Consultant. He is also a certified Lead Environmental Auditor. Mr Chiew has worked on numerous EDD projects with business, corporate clients and legal firms. He regularly provides consultancy and training on environmental compliance/ risk assessments and sustainability. Geographically, he has carried out environmental projects and studies in the Southeast Asia region, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Sudan. Mr Chiew is the Managing Director and Founder of Riverstone Environmental Sdn Bhd. http://www.riverstone-enviro.com

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IEM Shout Out – 2018-01 Half Day Workshop on HAZOP and Sustainable Process Design for Undergraduates

January 19, 2018

This is underselling my presentation.

My technical division will be hosting a half day course on the 20th January, 2018. It is worth 4 CPD points, and held at Wisma IEM. The course will be presented by moi, Councilman Ir. Razmahwata Mohd Razalli.

The course is meant to provide undergraduates with both instruction and workshop sessions so that the participants:
•  Are familiar with the concept of ‘risk’and familiar with the theory behind HAZOP
•  Are familiar with the actual HAZOP workshop process. And Participate in a HAZOP exercise.

At the end of the session, the participants should:
•  Have experience in a HAZOP session.
•  Understand the outcomes from a HAZOP session

Ir. Razmahwata has 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, in both design and operations. He has HAZOP, HAZID and SIL workshop leadership experience on offshore facilities. He is currently the Lead Engineer of IGL Services Sdn Bhd.

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IEM – Junior ChemECar 2017 Edition

December 6, 2017

The event was held in conjunction with the KLESF 2017. The crowds and cheering at the awards ceremony was oowsoom (yes, wrong spelling, see if an AI can figure out the correct spelling.). Where were you, and did you purchase your tickets for next year?

 


IEM Shout Out – 2017-11 2nd International Junior Chem-E Car Competition 2017 (MINES International Exhibition & Convention Centre)

October 27, 2017

My technical division will be hosting the event on the 3rd and 4th November, 2017.

The competition aims to challenge students of primary schools to design and construct a small-sized car that is fabricated from reusable/recyclable items such as ice-cream sticks, bottle caps and straws. This Chem-E car shall traverse into a goal post and/or hit bowling pins in the car performance challenges. In addition, the participants shall elucidate their design creativity and issues related to safety and environment via poster presentation.

Additional information here.


IEM Shout Out – 2017-11 2nd International Junior Chem-E Car Competition 2017 (MINES International Exhibition & Convention Centre)

October 20, 2017

My technical division will be hosting the event on the 3rd and 4th November, 2017.

The competition aims to challenge students of primary schools to design and construct a small-sized car that is fabricated from reusable/recyclable items such as ice-cream sticks, bottle caps and straws. This Chem-E car shall traverse into a goal post and/or hit bowling pins in the car performance challenges. In addition, the participants shall elucidate their design creativity and issues related to safety and environment via poster presentation.

Additional information here.


IEM Shout Out – 2017-10 One Day Course on Shell and Tube Exchanger Thermal Design

October 5, 2017

My technical division will be hosting a one day course on the 31st October, 2017. It is worth 6.5 CPD points, and held at Wisma IEM. The course will be presented by Ir. Anwar Ahmad.

During this Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger Thermal Design course, there will be overview on the thermal design for designing shell and tube heat exchanger by considering design, operational, and maintenance perspective. The design of the heat exchanger is extremely important, as it is the key element of a heat-exchanged system. This is not only on the desired temperature to achieve during operation but also when considering the optimum design prior procuring an exchanger. Furthermore, properly designed heat exchanger can reduce the turn-down time for maintenance as no frequent cleaning is required while operating the plant or platform. Technologies involved in this thermal technology will be discussed during the workshop to highlight the importance and advantages when designing and operating shell and tube heat exchanger (STHE).

Ir. Anwar Ahmad is a registered Professional Engineer with Board of Engineer (BEM), Corporate Member with Institute of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM), Corporate Member with Institute of Chemical Engineers, UK (IChemE), Chartered Engineer from Engineering Council, UK with more than eleven (11) years experiences in process engineering in oil and gas industry, mainly in design with engineering firm and operation for technical support during turn around.

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

September 30, 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 .

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