IEM Shout Out – 2017-04 2-Day Course on “Fundamental of Project Management for Chemical Engineers”

March 26, 2017

My technical division will be hosting a 2 day course on the 26th and 27th April, 2017. It is worth 13 CPD points, and held at Wisma IEM. The course will be presented by Ir. Elias Musa.

Synopsis

This practical course will provide the participants the required skills, tools, knowledge, attitude and the competencies needed to manage the design and the construction of a process plant or facilities.
• Introduction to Project Management for Chemical Engineers
• Overview of Plant Project and Basic Process Design Element for Chemical Engineers
• Planning Engineering Work, managing Schedule, Cost, Quality and Resource
• Coordinating Engineering Work and Conceptual Engineering Design
• Detail Engineering design, Invitation To Bid and Contract matters
• Project Management Organization, Progress Measurement and Reporting
• Procurement of Long Lead Items and Bulks
• Construction – Process Equipment, Piping, Instrumentation etc
• Pre-commissioning and Mechanical Acceptance, Commissioning and Initial Startup
• Project Handover and Warranty

 

Ir. Elias Musa earned a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Chemical Engineering in 1977, with MS and MBA as well as a certified Project management Professional with PMI (USA), and has over 30 years of experience in plant /facilities project development in Oil & Gas Industry, including offshore and onshore production facilities, pipeline and gas processing plant GPP and LNG. He has worked for clients as well as International design consultants.

Register here, or download the form here.


IEM Shout Out – Talk on HAZOP – A Practical Approach

January 12, 2017

My technical division will be hosting a talk on the 19th January, 2017 at 5:30pm. It is worth 2 CPD points, and held at Wisma IEM. Since I’m giving it, I expect hoards will have to be turned away at the gates. And it’s a big room, so I need to fill the seats.

A Hazard and Operability (HAZOP) study is a formal, systematic and detailed examination of new or existing facilities. It focuses on the process, rather than risks from ‘outside the pipe’, which are better analyzed using other studies such as HIREC/ HAZID/ HER. A HAZOP assesses the hazard potential, causes and consequences on a facility when there are deviations to the operating conditions, or the manner of operations. Existing safeguards need are reviewed to determine whether they can eliminate the cause or minimize the consequence.

Wata has 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, in both design and operations.

Register here, or download the form here.


Shout Out – Talk on “Trilogy of Rare Earth Elements”

September 17, 2016

This is a shout out for the IEM. My Technical Division will be  hosting a talk on the 1st October, 2016 by Professor Ka Kheng Tany. It’ll be at 9am   (makan-makan at 8:30), before the AGM

Deng Xiaoping famously said in 1992 that “The Middle East has oil. China has rare earths.” Following China’s reduction of the export of the critical raw materials in 2009, some countries tried to neutralize China’s 95 percent global supply of rare earths. The performance and fate of three rare-earth plants will be scrutinized with four factors: Process technology, Profitability, Siting and HSE (health, safety and the environment).  The RE trilogy tells of the tragic extinction of an old plant and the exuberance of trauma of a new one in Malaysia, and the bankruptcy of the world’s oldest and massively reworked plant in America.  More important, their massive failures have very adverse impacts in industries and investment, although they also offer valuable insights and lessens to the public and bureaucrats, investors and users of rare earth elements.  The myth of China’s monopoly of REE will be exposed.  Substitutes and recycling of REE, alternative technology for efficiency improvement and new technology will be discussed briefly.

Professor Ka Kheng Tan studied Chemical Engineering at University of Birmingham (UK) in 1977 and Environmental Engineering at University of California at Berkeley in USA. He conducted PhD research at Cambridge University and developed the Theory of Transient Instability caused by unsteady-state diffusion in non-Newtonian liquids. He has more than 35 years’ experience in the academia as a lecturer and professor, and four years in industries, and provides expertise and consultancy service to government agencies, World Bank and private firms over the last thirty years.  He was inaugural Head of Department of Chemical Engineering at University Putra of Malaysia and Director of School of Engineering and Science at Curtin University (Malaysia) before joining HELP University.  Professor Tan is a pioneer and world leader in transient hydrodynamics instability theory driven by buoyancy, surface tension and shear force in Newtonian and non-Newtonian liquids, porous media and plasma. The theory has been successfully applied to the prediction of the boundary layer instability and the formation of mantle plumes in deep earth, which has been presented to the prestigious Penrose Conference and Beijing Geology University, IUTAM Symposium, Cambridge University and Tsinghua University.
Register here or download the form here. A map to Wisma IEM is presented here.


IEM Shout Out – Two-Day Workshop on Fluid Mechanics: Impacts on Line, Pump & Compressor Sizing

August 16, 2016

My technical division will be hosting a 2 day seminar on the 1st and 2nd September, 2016. It is worth 13 CPD points, and held at Wisma IEM. The course will be presented by Ir. Anwar Ahmad.

During this Fluid Mechanics: Impacts on Line, Pump, and Compressor Sizing course, there will be overview on the impacts of the fluid mechanics while executing line, pump, and compressor sizing by considering design, operational, and maintenance perspective. Appropriate sizing of all these are very important because of the operating cost where there might be damages to the piping, pump(s), and compressor(s) during operation if it is not properly designed. The impact mainly will give impacts due to the vibration which lead to cavitation and vice versa. Furthermore, properly sized of line sizes, pump(s), and compressor(s) can reduce the turn-down time for maintenance as no issues pertaining to vibration and cavitation which may avoid from frequent changing of the parts for both pump(s) and compressor(s). Codes and Standards applicable for the sizing of line, pump, and compressor will be discussed which may affect upstream and/or upstream equipment of the system(s).

Learning Outcomes

  • Fundamental of Fluid Mechanics
  • Line, Pump, and Compressor Sizing and Correlation among Line, Pump, and Compressor with respect to Fluid Mechanics
  • How does Fluid Mechanics will affect to the operating cost of the plant?
  • How does flow characteristics will affect to the line, pump, and compressor sizing?
  • How to perform hydraulic calculation for new plant and How to evaluate hydraulic calculation for existing facilities especially for revamp study and the impacts of Fluid Mechanics from operational perspective;
  • considerations to be considered during design stage
  • Lesson learnt from previous projects on line, pump, and compressor sizing from both design and operational perspectives.

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 Experienced in process simulations (Hysys, PetroSim, and VMGSim/iCON), heat exchanger rating software (HTRI), flare network backpressure software (FlareNet/Aspen Flare System Analyzer), and flare radiation study software (FlareSim). He’s currently freelance process engineer attached to engineering firms based requirement basis when executing projects and also execute projects remotely if required.

Register here, or download the form here.


IEM Shout Out – Two-Day Workshop on Fluid Mechanics: Impacts on Line, Pump & Compressor Sizing

August 2, 2016

My technical division will be hosting a 2 day seminar on the 1st and 2nd September, 2016. It is worth 13 CPD points, and held at Wisma IEM. The course will be presented by Ir. Anwar Ahmad.

During this Fluid Mechanics: Impacts on Line, Pump, and Compressor Sizing course, there will be overview on the impacts of the fluid mechanics while executing line, pump, and compressor sizing by considering design, operational, and maintenance perspective. Appropriate sizing of all these are very important because of the operating cost where there might be damages to the piping, pump(s), and compressor(s) during operation if it is not properly designed. The impact mainly will give impacts due to the vibration which lead to cavitation and vice versa. Furthermore, properly sized of line sizes, pump(s), and compressor(s) can reduce the turn-down time for maintenance as no issues pertaining to vibration and cavitation which may avoid from frequent changing of the parts for both pump(s) and compressor(s). Codes and Standards applicable for the sizing of line, pump, and compressor will be discussed which may affect upstream and/or upstream equipment of the system(s).

Learning Outcomes

  • Fundamental of Fluid Mechanics
  • Line, Pump, and Compressor Sizing and Correlation among Line, Pump, and Compressor with respect to Fluid Mechanics
  • How does Fluid Mechanics will affect to the operating cost of the plant?
  • How does flow characteristics will affect to the line, pump, and compressor sizing?
  • How to perform hydraulic calculation for new plant and How to evaluate hydraulic calculation for existing facilities especially for revamp study and the impacts of Fluid Mechanics from operational perspective;
  • considerations to be considered during design stage
  • Lesson learnt from previous projects on line, pump, and compressor sizing from both design and operational perspectives.

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 Experienced in process simulations (Hysys, PetroSim, and VMGSim/iCON), heat exchanger rating software (HTRI), flare network backpressure software (FlareNet/Aspen Flare System Analyzer), and flare radiation study software (FlareSim). He’s currently freelance process engineer attached to engineering firms based requirement basis when executing projects and also execute projects remotely if required.

Register here, or download the form here.


IEM Shout Out – Technical Visit To Technical Visit to PETRONAS Penapisan (Terengganu) Sdn Bhd

July 21, 2016

This is a shout out for the IEM. My Technical Division will be having a visit on Sunday 21st August, 2016.  Trip starts at 7.00am.

PETRONAS Penapisan (Terengganu) Sdn Bhd – PP(T)SB was incorporated in 1982 to meet a need to process and add value to the indigenous crude from offshore Terengganu, as well as to secure reliable, efficient, safe and cost effective supply of refined petroleum products to the PETRONAS Group of Companies. PP(T)SB has proven its capability in providing efficient, safe, reliable uninterrupted supply of petroleum products such as gasoline, LPG, diesel, jet fuel, naphtha and Low Sulphur Waxy  Residue (LSWR) to its domestic customers and also exported to several overseas destinations. PP(T)SB has been entrusted to manage and operate the Aromatics plant complex, which is owned by 70% PETRONAS Chemical Aromatics Sdn Bhd (PC AROMATICS) and 30%  Mitsubishi Corporation & JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation – (MJPX Co. Limited), that produces paraxylene and benzene. Quality and HSE ranks high in PP(T)SB’s business operations as it strives to ensure that existing petroleum products specifications are met and employees are regularly trained on strict HSE measures to inculcate and maintain high level of awareness on the impact of the refinery’s operations to natural surroundings. Towards this end, PP(T)SB received the MS ISO 9002, ISO 14001, ISO/IEC 10725 and received several national level HSE awards such as MSOSH Gold Award, Notable Achievement and Terengganu State Award in Prime Minister’s Hibiscus Award 2012/2013.

You can register here and download the flyer here.


IEM Shout Out – Technical Visit to PETRONAS Penapisan Sdn Bhd

July 14, 2016

This is a shout out for the IEM. My technical division will be hosting a trip to PETRONAS Penapisan (Terengganu) Sdn Bhd. It will be on the 25th August, 2016. You will be anointed with 3 CPD / PDP hours. If you with to visit the site, come and register.

PETRONAS Penapisan (Terengganu) Sdn Bhd – PP(T)SB was incorporated in 1982 to meet a need to process and add value to the indigenous crude from offshore Terengganu, as well as to secure reliable, efficient, safe and cost effective supply of refined petroleum products to the PETRONAS Group of Companies. PP(T)SB has proven its capability in providing efficient, safe, reliable uninterrupted supply of petroleum products such as gasoline, LPG, diesel, jet fuel, naphtha and Low Sulphur Waxy Residue (LSWR) to its domestic customers and also exported to several overseas destinations.

 

Register here and get the flyer here.