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

November 2, 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.
Register here, or download the form here.


PT Synergy Engineering Bags FEED Contract for East Java’s Lengo Gas Field

May 22, 2015

Hah, first time I see PT Synergy in the public press. Congratulations, Pak Arif and Pak Wong. Yes, nothing to do with Malaysia, overtly.

Dateline 2015-04-13, Rigzone:

Singapore-listed KrisEnergy Ltd. (KrisEnergy or the Company), an independent upstream oil and gas company, announced Monday it has awarded the front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract for the Lengo gas development offshore East Java in Indonesia, and has commenced geophysical and geotechnical surveys at the platform site as well as along the proposed platform-to-shore pipeline route and onshore receiving terminal location.

The Lengo gas accumulation is located in the Bulu production sharing contract (PSC), which covers 269 square miles (697 square kilometers) over the East Java Basin in water depths of 164 to 197 feet (50 to 60 meters). The development plan was approved by the Indonesian authorities in late 2014 and comprises four development wells, an unmanned wellhead platform and a 20-inch, 40-mile (65-kilometer) export pipeline to transport the gas to shore. The Company is in negotiations over gas sales and production is expected to begin approximately 24 months after the joint-venture partners declare final investment decision. The field will produce 70 million cubic feet per day at plateau.

Indonesian-based survey contractor, Java Offshore, has commenced the geophysical and geotechnical surveys and PT. Synergy Engineering was awarded the engineering services contract for the Lengo FEED.

 


Saturday Star 2014-06-07 – Job Opportunities

June 9, 2014

Happy School Holidays.

Buy my recommendations, or through my Amazon store. Where are those corporate sponsors? Or throw donations at me. I need RM360 to get The Star ePaper

  • I’m looking for a senior process engineer, 7+ years experience. Also looking for technical safety persons, metering / measurement engineers and other seniors you think will catch my eye.
  • ExxonMobil is still looking for technicians. That would be of flavours I&E, Mechanical, Production. Submit your whoppers/  life stories to http://www.exxonmobil.com/careers/my.

Support your local bookshop!  Bookalicious at The Summit Subang is a good choice. I think they focus on trilogies, quadrilogies, and other ologies. Tell them I sent you, and enjoy the look of perplexity on their faces. Those of you who have dropped my name, thanks!

Food choice of the week? How if you visit Vietnam, how about visiting and updating GoHalalVietnam! for your food needs. For your other needs, talk to your local tour guide/ concierge / man on the street.

Some books for you to turn those bad numbers’ frown upside down.

  

Proofiness: The Dark Arts of Mathematical DeceptionBad Science: Quacks, Hacks, and Big Pharma FlacksHow to Lie with Statistics


Saturday Star 2014-05-31 – Job Opportunities

June 2, 2014

Happy Vung Tau Week (really, I’m still here).

Buy my recommendations, or through my Amazon store. Where are those corporate sponsors? Or throw donations at me. I need RM360 to get The Star ePaper

  • I’m looking for a senior process engineer, 7+ years experience. Also looking for technical safety persons, metering / measurement engineers and other seniors you think will catch my eye.
  • ExxonMobil is looking for technicians. That would be of flavours I&E, Mechanical, Production. Submit your life stories to http://www.exxonmobil.com/careers/my.

Support your local bookshop!  Bookalicious at The Summit Subang is a good choice. I think they focus on trilogies, quadrilogies, and other ologies. Tell them I sent you, and enjoy the look of perplexity on their faces. Those of you who have dropped my name, thanks!

If you need electronic equipment sorted out, may I suggest RHS Star, No. 22 (Unit 1), Jalan Puchong Permai 2, Taman Puchong Permai, 47100.
Since I had just noted the passing of Trevor Kletz, I would like to suggest that this week you dedicate to purchasing books written by him:

What Went Wrong?, Fifth Edition: Case Histories of Process Plant Disasters and How They Could Have Been Avoided (Butterworth-Heinemann/IChemE), Still Going Wrong!: Case Histories of Process Plant Disasters and How They Could Have Been Avoided, Process Plants: A Handbook for Inherently Safer Design, Second Edition


Saturday Star 2014-05-24 – Job Opportunities

May 26, 2014

Happy Vung Tau Week (still).

Buy my recommendations, or through my Amazon store. Where are those corporate sponsors? Or throw donations at me. I need RM360 to get The Star ePaper

  • I’m looking for a senior process engineer, 7+ years experience. Also looking for technical safety persons, metering / measurement engineers and other seniors you think will catch my eye.
  • Nothing else this week.

Support your local bookshop!  Bookalicious at The Summit Subang is a good choice. I think they focus on trilogies, quadrilogies, and other ologies. Tell them I sent you, and enjoy the look of perplexity on their faces. Those of you who have dropped my name, thanks!

If you need electronic equipment sorted out, may I suggest RHS Star, No. 22 (Unit 1), Jalan Puchong Permai 2, Taman Puchong Permai, 47100.
Since I had just noted the passing of Trevor Kletz, I would like to suggest that this week you dedicate to purchasing books written by him:

What Went Wrong?, Fifth Edition: Case Histories of Process Plant Disasters and How They Could Have Been Avoided (Butterworth-Heinemann/IChemE), Still Going Wrong!: Case Histories of Process Plant Disasters and How They Could Have Been Avoided, Process Plants: A Handbook for Inherently Safer Design, Second Edition


Saturday Star 2014-05-17 – Job Opportunities

May 19, 2014

Happy Vung Tau Week (still).

Buy my recommendations, or through my Amazon store. Where are those corporate sponsors? Or throw donations at me. I need RM360 to get The Star ePaper

  • I’m looking for a senior process engineer, 7+ years experience. Also looking for technical safety persons, metering / measurement engineers and other seniors you think will catch my eye.
  • Technip is asking if you are ready for a RAPID development. They are looking for people in Operations, Engineering, Construction and Support. Apply at http://www.technip.com → careers.
  • ExxonMobil is looking for safety facilities engineer, control applications engineer, mechanical engineer, real time optimization engineer. Apply here.

Support your local bookshop!  Bookalicious at The Summit Subang is a good choice. I think they focus on trilogies, quadrilogies, and other ologies. Tell them I sent you, and enjoy the look of perplexity on their faces. Those of you who have dropped my name, thanks!

If you need electronic equipment sorted out, may I suggest RHS Star, No. 22 (Unit 1), Jalan Puchong Permai 2, Taman Puchong Permai, 47100.
Since I had just noted the passing of Trevor Kletz, I would like to suggest that this week you dedicate to purchasing books written by him:

What Went Wrong?, Fifth Edition: Case Histories of Process Plant Disasters and How They Could Have Been Avoided (Butterworth-Heinemann/IChemE), Still Going Wrong!: Case Histories of Process Plant Disasters and How They Could Have Been Avoided, Process Plants: A Handbook for Inherently Safer Design, Second Edition


Saturday Star 2014-05-10 – Job Opportunities

May 12, 2014

Happy Vung Tau Week (still).

Buy my recommendations, or through my Amazon store. Where are those corporate sponsors? Or throw donations at me. I need RM360 to get The Star ePaper

  • I’m looking for a senior process engineer, 7+ years experience. Also looking for technical safety persons, metering / measurement engineers and other seniors you think will catch my eye.
  • Vestigo has a low key advert. They are looking for head, commercial and strategy, senior analyst-planning, senior qa/qc manager, integrated planner, production engineer, project and operations coordinator/operations supervisor. Apply here.
  • Earthstream is recruiting for a ‘flagship oil & gas project’. I suppose the codename is Enterprise? They are looking for Project Manager, HSE Manager & Engineer, Contract Technicians, Safety and Risk Engineer (give that to me, please), Process Engineer (ditto), Civil / Structural Engineer (you get the point), Project Engineer, Project Control Engineers, Environment Engineer, Project Quality Manager. Send you details here.

Support your local bookshop!  Bookalicious at The Summit Subang is a good choice. I think they focus on trilogies, quadrilogies, and other ologies. Tell them I sent you, and enjoy the look of perplexity on their faces. Those of you who have dropped my name, thanks!
Since I had just noted the passing of Trevor Kletz, I would like to suggest that this week you dedicate to purchasing books written by him:

What Went Wrong?, Fifth Edition: Case Histories of Process Plant Disasters and How They Could Have Been Avoided (Butterworth-Heinemann/IChemE), Still Going Wrong!: Case Histories of Process Plant Disasters and How They Could Have Been Avoided, Process Plants: A Handbook for Inherently Safer Design, Second Edition