2014 IECEx International Conference : Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 19-20 February 2014

Programme (also available as a Word Doc)

First Day Programme / 19 February 2014

07:45 – 08:30


08:30 – 08:40

Welcoming remarks

Mdm. Fadilah Baharin, Director General, Standards Malaysia

08:40 – 08:50

Opening Address

Honourable Datuk Dr. Abu Bakar Bin Mohamad Diah, Deputy Minister of Science, Technology & Innovation

Dr Junji Nomura, IEC President – Video 1280x720 26MB | 640x360 10MB

Frans Vreeswijk, IEC General Secretary & CEO - Video 1280x720 17MB | 640x360 6MB

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08:50 – 09:55

Ex Infrastructure in Malaysia and the Asia Pacific Region,
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Ir. Mohamad Faudzi Mohd. Yasir - PETRONAS

9:55 – 10:15

Coffee/Tea break

10:15 – 11:45

Address from the UNECE – Conclusions of their Global Study into regulations for the Ex field and presentation of the UNECE findings and publication of the new “Common Regulatory Framework for Equipment used in Environments with an Explosive Atmosphere”
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Dr. Ing. Frank Lienesch

11:45 – 12:30

Introduction to the IECEx International Certification System and the three operational areas:

• IECEx Certified Equipment Scheme

• IECEx Certified Service Facility Scheme

• IECEx Certified Person Scheme

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Prof. Dr. Thorsten Arnhold – IECEx Chairman

12:30 –14:00


14:00 – 14:30

Demonstration of the IECEx “On-Line” Certificate System for the instant verification of IECEx certified equipment, certified service providers and certified competent persons
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Mark Amos – IECEx Secretariat

14:30 – 15:00

IECEx System – A user’s perspective, why are the IECEx and its three Schemes covering equipment, services and personnel competence useful to oil and gas producers:

• Technical integrity and compliance

• User responsibilities

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Tiong Kung Sing – PETRONAS

15:00 – 15:30

Coffee/Tea break

15:30 – 16:15

IEC International Standards update – Current status of International Standards covering Ex including the new IEC SC 31M standards dedicated to “non-electrical” equipment and protective systems
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Jim Munro – TC 31 Chairman

16:15 – 16:45

Certification of Personnel Competence (CoPC) – Malaysia experience
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Tn. Hj. Basori Selamat - SIRIM QAS International Sdn. Bhd.

16:45 – 17:00

Recap over Day 1 proceedings in light of Asia Pacific industry needs

Ir. Mohamad Faudzi Mohd. Yasir - PETRONAS


Day 1 Close


Second Day Programme / 20 February 2014

08:30 – 09:15

Area classification – An explanation of the importance to correctly address the hazards and extent of these hazards prior to design and operation of any new plant along with the need to control and re-evaluate changes to existing plant and infrastructure
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Ir. Hj. Halim Hafiz - PETRONAS

09:15 – 10:30

Practical approach to Ex installations according to the requirements of IEC 60079-14 and the inspection requirements of IEC 60079-17
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Peter Thurnherr – thuba

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee/Tea break

11:00 – 12:00

Repair and overhaul of Ex equipment – Explanation of IEC 60079-19 requirements and the IECEx process for assessing a repair workshop’s compliance with IEC 60079-19
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John Allen – Sheppard Engineering / Sulzer Dowding & Mills

12:00 – 13:00


13:00 – 13:45

Practical Issues to facilitate Testing and Certification under the IECEx Scheme – Guidance to facilitate efficient testing and assessment, eg Application preparation, overview of the process and ways to streamline and reduce delays, eg Off-site Testing and traceability from product to certificate
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William G Lawrence – FM Approvals

13:45 – 14:15

IECEx Equipment Certification – A manufacturer’s perspective of the process and why it is useful to gaining global market access
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Karel Neleman – BARTEC

14:15 – 14:45

IECEx Equipment Certification Mark Licensing – Overview and case study of promoting world’s best practise via IEC Standards and IECEx Certification
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Chris Agius – IECEx Executive Secretary + Mr. Li Jiang – Warom Technologies

14:45 – 15:15

Overview of some national or regional Ex verification or approval systems and how use of IECEx facilitates such approvals in addition to providing international certification
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Ron Sinclair MBE – SGS Baseefa

15:15 – 15:45

Coffee/Tea break

15:45 – 17.00

Open Forum, to offer all attendees the opportunity to raise questions concerning Ex aspects and IECEx and to consider an industry position concerning Ex and IEC TC 31 Standards and IECEx

Facilitator: Dennis Chew – Director IEC APRC


Close + final remarks

YBhg. Datuk Ir. Ahmad Fauzi Hasan – CEO of Energy Commission, Chairman IEC NC of Malaysia