Friday, October 28, 2011

Event Report: “ Green Technologies to Combat Climate Change: Is Earth in Trouble?”

The IEM Young Engineers Section (IEM G&S YES) organized a talk on “ Green Technologies to Combat Climate Change: Is Earth in Trouble?” at the Tan Sri Ir. Prof. Chin Fung Kee Auditorium, Wisma IEM on 21 July 2011. The talk was conducted by Engr. Kee Wai Fun, Industry Manager of Technical Insights, Frost & Sullivan, which provides new technical intelligence, including emerging technologies, patent information, R&D breakthroughs, and forecasting and impact analysis, along with the contact information of the companies driving those technologies.
Engr. Kee began her talk with an introduction of Climate Change by highlighting the facts
• Fact 1: Current CO2 emissions in the atmosphere are reaching concentrations of 393 ppm (parts per million), the highest it’s been for the last 800,000 years.
• Fact 2: Earth’s climate has changed radically in recent years, with the last decade (2001 to 2010) having some of the hottest years on record.
She then continued her introduction by explaining the components of the climate system, The Greenhouse Effect. She also presented the Fourth Assessment Report of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that concluded the facts of warming in the climate system is unequivocal and continued GHG emissions would induce many changes that would very likely be larger than those observed.
Engr. Kee shown the Graph of Global Mean Sea Level Variations and and Atmospheric Concentrations of Greenhouse Gases over the year which indicating both had risen dramatically in the recent years. This would be induce a great impact on water resource, ecosystems, food, coast and health because of the increasing of temperature.

After showing all the facts and impact of the Climate Changes, Engr. Kee further illustrated the Key Technologies for Reducing CO2 Emissions and described the potential for Renewable energy in Southeast Asia where also shown that Malaysia had the potential of having Wind offshore and onshore, Photovoltaic, Hydro, Solid Biomass and Biogas. She highlighted that Malaysia was rated as Medium in Target and Policy Support for Renewable Energy in Southeast Asia and Asia Green City Index 2011.

Engr. Kee then presented the solution to combat the climate change. She highlighted that in the world of 2020, the word “Green” will need to be replaced with “Smart” i.e. Green Technology to Smart Technology, Green Building to Smart building.
The talk concluded with an actively participated ‘Question and Answer’ session and the the presentation of IEM’s certificate and token of appreciation to Engr. Kee Wai Fun.

Prepared by Engr. Lee Cheng Pay
Posted by Engr. Mei Wong

Event: Lecture on A Bi-directional Green Energy System with a Wireless Power Interface for Electric Vehicles

University Tenaga National wishes to invite ou to a lecture entitled above.

Speaker: Assoc. Prof. Udaya K. Madawala, The University of Auckland
Date: 2nd December 2011 (Friday)
Time: 2.45 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.
Venue: BL-0-002, College of Engineering, UNITEN

Jointly Organised by Young Professional Section, IET.



Date: 5th November 2011, SAT, 10.30am
Venue: JW Marriott Hotel, 183, Jalan Bukit Bintang,
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan
Delivered by: Tan Sri Dr. Francis Yeoh Sock Ping, CBE

Jointly Organised by:
The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia and
The Engineering Alumni Association of the University of Malaya

Prepared by IEM Secretariat
Posted Engr. Mei Wong

Event: One Day Workshop on Electrical Protection System

· The workshop will discuss the following subjects :

a) IEC - 60898 Circuit Breakers: technology, selection & installation
b) IEC- 61008 RCCB: technology, selection & installation
c) IEC - 61643 SPD: technology, selection & installation
d) EIB/KNX – building automation system.


En. Dahari bin Mat Siran is currently the Marketing Manager of Hager Engineering.
Graduated with Degree in Electrical Engineering from Monash University of
Melbourne Australia in 1991. He is a Technical Engineer at Schneider Electric from
1992 to 1996. Other activities that he involves are:
a)Chairman of WG1 (Working Group) under TC10 (Technical Committee)
responsible for the development of the following standards:
-MS IEC-60898
-MS IEC-61008
-MS IEC-61009- MS IEC-61643
b)Member of WG 2 and WG3
c)Honorary Secretary for Association of Suppliers Against Fake Electrical
Equipment (ASAFEE).

8.30-9.00AM Registration
IEC - 60898 Circuit Breakers: technology, selection & installation
IEC- 61008 RCCB: technology, selection & installation
1.00- 2.00pm Lunch
2.00- 6.00pm
IEC - 61643 SPD: technology, selection & installation
EIB/KNX – building automation system.

Approved CPD hours: 7.5

Prepared by Engr. Cheng Pay
Posted By Engr. Mei Wong

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Event Report: White Water Rafting at Kuala Kubu Bharu

The event of white water rafting was successfully completed on 30th July 2011, Sat at Kuala Kubu Bharu. It attracts many participants but due to limited seats we are only allowed to reserve for 20 seats. It is located about one hour drive from Kuala Lumpur, Selangor River offers the ideal place for white water rafting with 7 km rafting trail and a cascading rapids of grade 1 to 4 in a thrill ride of about 3 to 4 hours.

Gathering point in front of Post Office, Kuala Kubu Bharu

On the Saturday early morning, there were about 5 participants gathered at IEM Building and the rest preferred to meet up at Kuala Kubu Bharu. On the way, we worried about the weather as there was a heavy downpour. At about 9am, we reached at the destination and had breakfast at a nearby restaurant. There, we gathered in front of post office and greeted by the experienced and friendly guide named Mr Pie. After registration and signing of the indemnity forms, we departed to ‘Put In’ point about 5 km along the Kuala Kubu Bharu / Fraser Hill Road. Upon arrival, drivers will drive their car to the ‘Take Out’ point and transferred back to the ‘Put In’ point by the organizer’s crew.

We were playing “Catch the Paddle” game while waiting the rest to come

At the ‘Put In’ point, all rafting equipments like Helmet, Personal Flotation Device, Paddles were allocated to all participants. While waiting for the participants who had driven cars to ‘Take Out’ point, we played games called “Catch the Paddle” in a circle. When the participants were finally all there then the guides started to brief us about the important tips and safety measures during rafting. It took about 15-20 minutes. Then participants were divided into groups with maximum 6 persons per raft. That day had the most participants according to the guide. It was about 100 participants altogether plus other groups.

A group picture with paddles before starting the thrilled rafting

At about 11am, we start rafting finally. After 5 minutes later, we had a practical exercise at the ‘Flip Corner’ for about 10 minutes. The water level is just good for rafting after raining due to the control of dam at uphill. About 1pm, we had a simple lunch like snickers, apples and some other chocolates to compensate the energy used up during rafting. Everyone was tired at that moment after some rapids.
The Chairman boat and the rest

Another shot with other boat members

There are about 8 rapids altogether according to the guide. Truly thrilling experience! Some of us get thrown out to the rapid flowing water and also at certain circumstances you will find the guide of the boat suddenly disappeared as he also get thrown out into water. The rapids are just strong but it is fun. Throughout the whole journey, we learned to help each other like dragging them back to the boat when they fell down into water. It is a very good teambuilding activity.

Fighting against the rapid

Look! Another rapid right ahead!

That is one of the toughest rapid point where we stucked for about 15min

About 3pm, we were almost reaching the ‘TakeOut’ point. The water starts to calm. Some of us preferred to swim to the destination and enjoy the wonders of nature meanwhile. About 4pm, we had dinner at the ‘Take Out’ point which is also a camp for “Latihan Khidmat Negara”. We had shower there and then group picture before bidding farewell.
Group picture before leaving the place

Prepared by Engr. Mei Wong
Posted by Engr. Mei Wong

Friday, October 14, 2011

Professional Engineer Q&A: Part 16

Q28: How do you divide the time among the various categories of experience?

You would have to estimate your various working experience in proportion to the work carried out. At the end of each 3 months, you have to summarise your work and provide a time estimate of your work in each category of experience.

Q29: A Graduate would have to send the log book to IEM for checking. How long does IEM take to return the book? What if it gets lost?

Perhaps you should send in by registered mail and keep photostat copies of the book in case it gets lost in the post.

Event: Deepavali Dinner Festival

Yes, it's Deepavali season this month and we would like to invite you to our
Young Engineers Section (YES) Deepavali Dinner Festival !!!

When?! Where?!

Venue: Nirvana Banana Leaf, Bangsar.
Date: 4th November 2011
Time: 7.45 p.m. - 9.00 p.m.

Do drop us an e-mail with the title "Deepavali Dinner" at to
confirm your attendance.

See you there !!!!

Prepared by Engr. Ameirul Azraie
Posted by Engr. Mei Wong

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Event: YEAFEO '11 In Brunei

Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque is a royal Islamic mosque located in Bandar Seri Begawan, capital of the Sultanate of Brunei

It is YEAFEO again! Time to meet the Asean Engineers!! This year YEAFEO will be held from 27th November till 30th November 2011 at The Rizqun International Hotel, Brunei.

What is YEAFEO? It stands for Young Engineers of Asean Federation of Engineering Organization. It is the ASEAN young engineers annual gathering participate by representatives from ASEAN countries particularly the engineers from respective institution of engineers just like IEM. Few days' events comprise of board meeting, technical visit and of course, leisure activities around the city.

This year’s YEAFEO held at The Green Heart of Borneo, Brunei - A Kingdom of Unexpected Treasures, after Vietnam last year. Come join us to be part of the Malaysian delegates. What you need to do is to check out the flight! We recommend you to book on the following date as we did.
26th Nov 2011- Depart from KL to Brunei
2nd Dec 2011 - Depart from Brunei to KL

After booking your flight tickets, please send us your booking details before 26th October 2011 and we will help you to arrange the accommodation.

For more detail of YEAFEO, please check out:

The itinerary are as following, subject to changes according to the YEAFEO Organising committees.
Date Place/Event
26-Nov-11 06.45am Fly from Malaysia
09.05am Arrive Brunei
One Day Visit to Temburung National Park (Optional)

Temburung National Park

27-Nov-11 Arrival of Delegates/ Participant
Golf Game
Registration of Delegates/ Participants
Welcome Reception Dinner

28-Nov-11 YEAFEO Meeting
Spouse Program

29-Nov-11 Opening Ceremony & Keynote Speechs
Technical Conference
Spouse Program

30-Nov-11 Country Report
Tech Seminars
Tech Visit
Closing Ceremony Dinner

1-Dec-11 One day trip to Labuan OR (Optional)
One day trip to Miri (Optional)

2-Dec-11 03.55pm Fly from Brunei
06.10pm Arrive Malaysia

On budget wise, apart from the Air Fare, we recommend you to prepare yourself with the budget as the following:
Item Currency Total (RM)
Flight Excluded:
YEAFEO Registration L/S USD 60 186.00
Accomodation (per pax) 6 BND 40 600.00
Temburong day trip (Optional) L/S BND 130 325.00
Labuan Day trip/ Miri day trip (Optional) L/S MRY 250.00

Total 1,361.00
*1 USD = 3.10, 1BND = 2.50

You might find the budget is high; therefore, you are having an option to join us on the item marked as optional.

Let’s decide now and be part of Malaysia delegates! What you need to do is just, book you Air Fare now and send your booking itinerary to YES to confirm your attendance!

For further details please contact Engr. LEE CHENG PAY at OR 017-3656 288

Event: Decode Yourself!!

Prepared by Engr. Mah Way Sheng
Posted by Engr. Mei Wong

Sunday, October 02, 2011

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