Date: 20th July 2019 (Saturday)
Time: 8:30am - 1:00pm
Venue: Thistle, Johor Bahru
Speaker: Mr. Jason Lee, Molecor (SEA) Sdn Bhd
BEM Approved CPD Hours: 4.0
Ref. No. IEM19/SB/284/T
Water may be conveyed through pipeline by gravity flow or via pumping method. From metal to thermoplastic pipes, these has been laying around above and underground to supply water to the consumers since ages ago. Distinction in manufacturing process of the pipes and type of pipes have evolved from time to time. PVC-O was invented since the late 1970s. The latest patented technology to produce PVC-O at the highest degree of orientation which is class 500 and also, with integrated socket system is by using air based system.
PVC-O is made by realigning the PVC molecules through a process of orientation. This greatly enhances the material properties – around twice the strength and ten times the impact resistance is achieved compared to traditional PVC-U material. The result is that PVC-O has a larger bore offering greater hydraulic capacity; the pipe is manufactured with significantly less embodied energy and is more material efficient compared to other pipe options.
The orientation process imparts high strength at maximum material efficiency. It is the most eco-friendly pipe system in the world as it requires less energy to produce than conventional PVC-U and other pipe materials. It also uses less energy in service than all other pipe types. Considering their relative low weight, PVC-O pipes are strong, robust and durable.
Mr. Jason Lee holds an honours degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Nottingham in 2006 and bachelor’s degree in Law (Hons.) from the University of London in 2010. He started his career with technical Sales & Marketing in industrial automation, biometrics identification, telecommunications infrastructure and also a construction litigation and arbitration engineer for a boutique law firm established in construction law, and also a patent executive for Shearn Delamore & Co. His roles as a General Manager in Molecor (SEA), involves both the technical as well as the commercial aspects of the latest pipe technology, in particular molecular-oriented high pressure pipes (PVC-O pipes). He has extensive experience in the design and specification process of various private and government infrastructure projects.