Date: Saturday, 20 February 2021
Time:9.00 a.m. 12 .00 p.m.
Venue: ZOOM Application
Speaker: Ir. Prof. Dr. Rahmat Mohsin, UTM-MPRC Institute for Oil & Gas, UTM
LPG has emerged as one of the key fuel sources in the commercial and residential segments. It is an important source of energy for many homes and businesses in Malaysia for heating and cooking applications substituting the conventional fuel sources, such as wood and coal. LPG could be ascribed to the many benefits such as easy accessibility, non-toxic, clean, convenient, portable, and cost-efficient as compared to other fuels, such as wood and coal. The surge in the population across regions like Africa, Asia Pacific, and Central and South America is projected to fuel up the demand during the projected timeframe as the residents in the subsequent regions use LPG as cooking fuel.
However, in view of its potential hazards derived from its combustible mixture, code of practice, standards and regulations were being developed and closely associated with the gas system installation and safety. The governing Acts and Regulations pertaining to the gas system installations would introduce the deterrent elements towards any non-compliance in gas system design and installation. The safety and design of the LPG domestic piping and storage would be further discussed in this particular session.
Prof. Dr. Rahmat Mohsin graduated from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia with Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1988. He acquired his MSc in Gas Engineering and Management from University of Salford, UK in 1991 and PhD in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering from the University of Birmingham, UK in 1999. Presently, he is holding a position as the Director of the UTM-MPRC Institute for Oil and Gas (KPT’s Industrial Centre of Excellence (iCoE), UTM. Prior to this appointment, he was the Dean for the Faculty of Petroleum and Renewable Energy Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia for two consecutive terms.