IEM Shout Out – 2018-01 Talk on “Oil & Gas Industry in Turbulent Times: Safe Place? Play Safe? Or Don’t Play Play?”

January 19, 2018

Dont’ play play.

My technical division will be hosting a talk on the 20th January, 2018 (yes, I am slow this year). It is worth 2 CPD points, and held at Wisma IEM. The talk will be presented by Ir. Lee Chang Quan.

In view of the hazards and risks associated with production, transportation, and handling of hydrocarbon, companies in the oil and gas industry have always given the pledge to have business top priority to the subject of safety. People may get injured or killed, and environment may be damaged. It is evident from the history that, if the hazards and risks are not managed properly, catastrophic disaster could happen, as in the case of Piper Alpha, Bhopal, or to the recent one at Macondo.

Managing safety has remained a top challenge though. In the time of market volatility, many oil and gas companies have taken serious measures to control cost so as to survive the turbulence. It is in this time of cost pressure that the pledge of maintaining health and safety as the top business priority will be tested.  This talk will look into the key safety management challenges faced in the oil and gas industry, and share on how these challenges could be managed, especially in times of turbulence.

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 is now the Health, Safety and Environment Manager with one of PETRONAS subsidiaries, formulating HSE strategies and implementation plan. He is a trained internal auditor, involving in Tier 1, 2, 3 HSE Assurance Programs. He is an active trainer in HSE programs.

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IEM Shout Out – 2017-11 Managing Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI)

October 25, 2017

My technical division will be hosting a talk on the 11th November, 2017. It is worth 2 CPD points, and held at Wisma IEM. The talk will be presented by Dr. Lee Chee Hong .

Most metals used in the construction of facilities are subject to corrosion, much effort have been done by plant owners to minimize corrosion damages, with some corrosion issues are easier to resolve than others. This talk starts with a quick introduction to various forms of corrosion and their mitigation measures performed in the industries. Subsequently the focus will be turned toward the external corrosion occurred on pipe & equipment underneath jacketed insulation, or more commonly known as Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI). The discussion of this subject begins with the description of CUI mechanism in hot, cold and intermittent services for both open and closed systems, with the points of entry for the corrosive substances, CUI initiation and susceptible areas are suggested. As CUI commenced, the extent of the damage is driven by various factors; including the atmospheric and operating conditions, material of construction, insulation and coating systems.

Dr. Lee Chee Hong received his Degree in 1999 and Master of Chemical Engineering from the University Technology Malaysia (UTM) in 2001 while his PhD degree in Corrosion Science and Engineering from the Corrosion and Protection Centre, University of Manchester (formerly UMIST), UK in 2006.

Dr. Lee is currently a lead corrosion engineer with Synergy and has been involved in corrosion and material engineering of the past 15 years; his responsibilities include corrosion risk assessment, failure analysis and materials selection; providing proactive corrosion mitigation solutions and addressing corrosion-related issues, primarily for energy and chemical industries.

Dr. Lee is also an adjunct lecturer at the Centre of Corrosion Research UTP since 2012. He is the immediate past chair of NACE Corrosion Society Founding Malaysia Section and Institute of Materials Malaysia (IMM) Corrosion Committee.
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