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Seminar on Mechanical Failures and Electrical Hazard

October 23, 2017 @ 8:00 am - October 25, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

MYR1000 – MYR2500

The main focus of this seminar covers failures in the mechanical design, source of mechanical failure and electrical hazards as well as handling and control of the process equipment. The inherent properties of materials, load or stress system, environment and maintenance are several factors affecting the level of performance of the chemical process equipment in service. Thus, failure in the engineering component can be attributed to design deficiencies, poor selection of materials, manufacturing defects, exceeding design limits and overloading, inadequate maintenance and others. In addition, it is important to recognise the electrical hazard and failure in the chemical process plant and piping design to provide solution of failure prevention and controls by understanding the principles of electrical safety.

This three - (3) day seminar is aimed at developing full understanding on the study of mechanical failure and electrical hazard of the chemical process equipment and piping design safety for application, and mitigating issues in the industrial process plants.

  1. Relate types of mechanical design failure with sources.
  2. To assess safety and tools aspects piping design.
  3. To propose solution to electrical hazard in chemical process design and piping safety.

The seminar is conducted in lecture sessions facilitated by our experts from the industry, local university, specialist in health and process safety, and academicians at the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM). The module consists of lectures, discussions, work sessions, video presentations and case studies. Participants will acquire knowledge and necessary skills required to assess failures in mechanical design and safe mechanical handling of the chemical process equipment as well as to propose solution to electrical hazard in chemical process design and piping safety.

Invited speakers of this seminar:

  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Masdi Muhammad, Mechanical Engineering – Maintenance and Reliability Professional
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ainul Akmar Mokhtar, Mechanical Engineering – Reliability Engineering
  • Ir. Dr. Faris Abdullah, Electrical & Electronic Engineering – Energy Commission

Who should attends

  • Process/project/piping engineers
  • Production/operations engineers
  • Electrical and instrument engineers
  • Operations / maintenance supervisors
  • HS&E managers, and safety officers personnel
  • Chemists, research officers and laboratory technicians
  • Other professionals who are concerned with the safety and efficient performance of potentially hazardous plants and operations
  • Postgraduate students in related field

Mechanical Design Failure for Chemical Process Equipment

  • Degradation and equipment failure
  • Vessel failure
  • Factor affecting vessel design

Mechanical Failure Source

  • Classification of pressure vessel
  • Standards and codes for pressure vessel
  • Membrane tension in shell revolution
  • Flat plate
  • Expansion vessel
  • Secondary tension

Tools in Piping Design

  • Operation limit
  • Mechanical design limitation
  • Advanced design consideration

Safety in Piping Design

  • Standards and codes
  • Safety boundary
  • Tools and data technique sheet

Electrical Hazard

  • Cause of electrical shock
  • Effect to body
  • Effect to electrical current
  • Electrical safety principles
  • Electrical installation, fuse and circuit breaker
  • Reduced low voltage and earthing

Electrical Failure Control

  • Electrical test
  • Safety of appliances
  • Insulation
  • Electrical fire/ wiring failure
  • Static charge and protection



TIME 23rd October 24rd October 25rd October
0800-0900  Registration
 0900-1000 Mechanical design failure Tools in piping design Electrical hazard
 1000-1030  Coffee break
 1030-1230 Mechanical failure source Safety in piping design Electrical failure control
 1230-1400   Lunch
 1400-1700 Case study Concluding session Case study Concluding session Case study Concluding session
 1700  Coffee break
End of workshop

Note: The tentative schedule and programme are subjected to further changes. Notification shall be publicised earlier prior to the commencement of the event. This module is also part of the postgraduate programme, Masters in Process Safety and Loss Prevention.

Local (MYR)  International (USD)
 Students Professionals
 1000 1500  600

Method of Payment

Payment of fees must accompany all online registration. Registration will not be confirmed until full payment is received. Cheque, bank draft or telegraphic transfer should be made payable to:



CIMB A/C : 8600430704


Please note: Cancellation must be in writing. Refunds, less a cancellation fee of MYR800 (Professionals), MYR500 (student) and USD350 (International) will be issued up to 10 business working days prior to the start of the course; all cancellations received thereafter are non-refundable. Should you be unable to attend, a substitute is welcomed as your replacement at no additional charge. Please provide details of the substitute participant. Full course fee will be charged to no-show cases.


October 23, 2017 @ 8:00 am
October 25, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
MYR1000 – MYR2500
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Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)


Seminar room, Faculty of Engineering, UPM
Faculty of Engineering, UPM
Serdang, Selangor 43400 Malaysia
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