Optimise Introduces a Suite Of Intelligent Facility Management Software Products

Optimise Introduces a Suite Of Intelligent Facility Management Software Products 2

August 15, 2021

Optimise Introduces a Suite Of Intelligent Facility Management Software Products

In

Optimal Systems Engineering announced the launching of a suite of OPTIMISE intelligent facility management software products, in conjunction with COPE-BEST 2021, the first Convention on Promotion of Energy Sustainability Best Practices.  

The c-SMART, A-SEDAR and P-SEDAR are the three new OPTIMISE intelligent facility management software systems that were launched during COPE-BEST 2021. Below area highlights of the software features.

(i) c-SMART, or the Comprehensive-Smart Management of Asset Real Time is an IoT-based total asset management and preventive maintenance system that can help raise a company’s productivity and ensure efficient and smooth business operation through an effective, data-driven, smart asset management program. c-SMART enables organization to perform preventive maintenance by keeping track of the performance of its essential assets through real-time monitoring of its critical operating parameters. Equipped with a complete maintenance work order status (from raising the user request until completion of the task), c-SMART is the perfect solution for managing your business’ assets.

(ii) a-SEDAR, or the Smart energy data acquisition real time is a cloud-based IoT software to monitor and manage energy and water consumption. It is designed for organisations looking for smart energy and water meters for their facility. A-SEDAR has already been deployed in numerous hospitals in Malaysia such as the Hospital Kuala Lumpur. A-SEDAR helps energy managers at the hospitals to perform real-time monitoring and analysis of facility energy consumption using a single platform, and prepare regular comprehensive report for the management.

(iii) p-SEDAR or the Personalized Smart Energy Demand Analysis & Reduction mobile and web-based apps is equipped with special features to engage, motivate and excite employees to conserve energy through competition, gamification, and empowerment. P-SEDAR empowers users to control energy appliances and join various energy awareness promotion and reward programmes. It is a smart energy solution that involves all levels of employees. P-SEDAR is currently being used at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia hostels as part of a program to instil smart energy awareness among university students.

For more information: https://optimalsystems.my/energy-management-softwares/

Share on facebook
Share on linkedin
Share on whatsapp
Share on email

This article is published on August 15, 2021 by Optimal Systems Engineering

Optimise Academy: The Online Energy Training Platform For All

Optimise Academy: The Online Energy Training Platform For All 8
Play Video

August 15, 2021

Optimise Academy: The Online Energy Training Platform For All

In

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the effort to democratize education to enable anyone, to learn anything from anywhere at anytime. Optimal Systems Engineering announced its latest on-demand upskilling programs at the launching of OPTIMISE Academy during COPE-BEST 2021, the first Convention on Promotion of Energy Sustainability Best Practices

    • OPTIMISE Academy offers flexible learning-on-demand programs in areas of resource conservation to help develop people as the key driver in building a sustainable organisation. 
    • OPTIMISE Academy provides an online training platform for upskilling all levels of people in an organization.

An organization looking to drive energy efficiency to support its business goals, for example, may consider the OPTIMISE Academy’s customized in-company workshop on the implementation of Energy Management System standards that involve company’s middle and top management. In adopting energy-efficiency best practices in processes and operations, many organizations have enrolled their technical staff in OPTIMISE’s energy audit and optimization training programs. We also conduct general energy awareness programs that are suitable for all company staff, company stakeholders and the public to help companies build an inclusive energy sustainability culture.  OPTIMISE Academy also provide programs for upskilling and certification of energy professionals such as energy managers, energy auditors, energy consultants, energy service companies, academicians, researchers, and students.

One of the unique signature courses of OPTIMISE Academy is the Thermal Energy Recovery Technologist (TERT).  TERT workshop is one of OPTIMISE’s initiatives to build capacity and expertise for the current and future thermal energy auditors, energy professionals and  energy experts, in support of the government’s aspiration to build resilience and create a sustainable and efficient industrial eco-system through initiatives such as the National Energy Award (NEA), Energy Audit Conditional Grant (EACG) and the anticipated enactment of Malaysia’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act (EECA). There are four levels of the Thermal Energy Recovery Technologist (TERT) Certification program.  Level 1 and 2 provides the fundamentals and advanced knowledge on thermal energy recovery based on Pinch Analysis. TERT Level 3 will qualify participants as ‘Certified Professional Thermal Energy Recovery Technologist (CP-TERT) while TERT Level 4 will qualify them as ‘Certified Expert Thermal Energy Recovery Technologist (CE-TERT)’.  The TERT workshops are now available at OPTIMISE Academy as a self-paced, or live, and as customized in-company workshops.

Checkout all OPTIMISE Academy available energy trainings now: https://academy.optimalsystems.my/

Share on facebook
Share on linkedin
Share on whatsapp
Share on email

This article is published on August 15, 2021 by Optimal Systems Engineering

Meet Malaysia’s First Batch of Certified Thermal Energy Recovery Technologist (CP-TERT)

Meet Malaysia’s First Batch of Certified Thermal Energy Recovery Technologist (CP-TERT) 14
Meet Malaysia’s First Batch of Certified Thermal Energy Recovery Technologist (CP-TERT) 15

August 15, 2021

Meet Malaysia’s First Batch of Certified Thermal Energy Recovery Technologist (CP-TERT)

In

Congratulations to the first batch the Certified Professional Thermal Energy Recovery Technologist (CP-TERT)! The inaugural Thermal Energy Recovery Technologist (TERT) workshop series kicked off earlier this year on 28 February 2021 with the first batch of 25 selected trainees from among experienced, and future energy auditors, energy managers, consultants, industrial practitioners, technologists and researchers out of nearly 100 workshop applicants.

Fully sponsored by PENJANA HRDF GIG fund, the workshop is part of OPTIMISE’s and UTM initiative to build capacity and expertise for the current and future thermal energy auditors and experts, in support of the government’s aspiration to build resilience and create an eco-system for sustainable and efficient use of energy in industry through initiatives such as the National Energy Award (NEA)Energy Audit Conditional Grant (EACG) and the anticipated enactment of Malaysia’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act (EECA).

The first batch of the TERT trainees have completed the TERT User (Level 1) and Advanced (Level 2) programs. To date, 14 trainees have progressed to TERT Level 3 and successfully completed the training module and assessment programs to qualify them as Certified Professional Thermal Energy Recovery Technologist (CP-TERT). The certification enables the candidate to provide energy audit services for industrial facilities on how to maximize thermal energy recovery and minimize utility costs using Pinch Analysis technique. The professionals can later apply for conversion to Certified Expert – Thermal Energy Recovery Technologist  (CE-TERT) once they have successfully completed a real-life industrial project.

Share on facebook
Share on linkedin
Share on whatsapp
Share on email

This article is published on August 15, 2021 by Optimal Systems Engineering

IEM WEBINAR (12 Jun 2021) – Building Organizational Resilience via a Sustainable Energy Management Program

IEM WEBINAR (12 Jun 2021) - Building Organizational Resilience via a Sustainable Energy Management Program 21

June 6, 2021

IEM WEBINAR (12 Jun 2021) – Building Organizational Resilience via a Sustainable Energy Management Program

In

Get insights from the success and performance delivery of the SEM initiative that have been widely promoted to over 1000 organisations in ASEAN and beyond from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM).

This webinar presents the implementation of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) 6P Energy Sustainability Transformation (Energy-STAR) Program that created a competitive edge and built a resilient ecosystem of innovation-driven best practices. In driving change, the UTM 6P Energy STAR strategy began by pin pointing the specific and major pains experienced by UTM management and community. Understanding the pains allowed the team to build the compelling purpose for the reform initiative. An inclusive SEM Program was then established and innovative products developed. A key component of the program involves grooming people as program champions to mobilize change and partnership with stakeholders from industry and policy makers. Success and performance delivery of the SEM initiative have been widely promoted to over 1000 organisations in ASEAN and beyond.

This webinar is brought to you by IEM, featuring Building Organisational Resilience via a Sustainable Energy Management Program, and is the Key Forum Topic in the Convention on Promotion of Energy Sustainability Best Practices (COPE-BEST 2021), by Prof Ir. Ts. Dr. Zainuddin Abdul Manan.

From now till 11 June 2021, register and learn from how UTM Sustainable Energy Management Initiative leds to savings of over 6 million USD within 8 years and became the winner of ASEAN Energy Award in 2012. 

Registration is limited to 90 participants only. Register here at: https://www.myiem.org.my/events/eventregistration.aspx?id=17230

Learn more about COPE-BEST 2021 here: https://optimalsystems.my/cope-best

 

Webinar Speaker: Prof. Ts. Ir. Dr. Zainuddin Abdul Manan
FASc, PEng, CEng, Technologist, FIChemE, CEM, REEM

Prof Ir. Ts. Dr. Zainuddin Abdul Manan FASc, PEng, CEng, Technologist, FIChemE, CEM, REEM is a professor of chemical engineering and the Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). He began his career as an engineer in PETRONAS and Hume Industries and has been an academic leader, educator, researcher, consultant and professional coach for over 25 years.

Zain is a UK/EU chartered engineer, a Fellow IChemE (UK), Fellow Academy of Science Malaysia, a professional engineer (PEng), a professional technologist, a certified energy manager, a registered electrical energy manager and a certified trainer for ASEAN energy managers. Zain has been a coach of professionals from over 500 organisations and delivered over 400 invited talks in professional courses, conferences and seminars worldwide. Zain is currently the chair of the EECA (Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act) Thermal Energy Drafting committee under the Malaysian Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources. He founded and spearheaded the UTM Sustainable Energy Management initiative that led UTM to achieve over USD 6 million energy savings between 2011 and 2018, and to win the ASEAN Energy Award in 2012.

#copebest2021 #iem #sustainableenergy #sem #utm

Share on facebook
Share on linkedin
Share on whatsapp
Share on email

This article is published on June 6, 2021 by Optimal Systems Engineering

Prof Ir Dr Zainuddin Abdul Manan appointed as Fellow for Academy of Science Malaysia

Prof Ir Dr Zainuddin Abdul Manan appointed as Fellow for Academy of Science Malaysia 28
Prof Ir Dr Zainuddin Abdul Manan appointed as Fellow for Academy of Science Malaysia 29

April 25, 2021

Prof Ir Dr Zainuddin Abdul Manan appointed as Fellow for Academy of Science Malaysia

In

About The ASM’s New Fellows for This Year 

The Academy of Science Malaysia (ASM) recently appointed their new fellow of ASM for this year. ASM appointed the eminent scientists in Malaysia who have made outstanding contributions to science, engineering and technology, both nationally and internationally. New ASM fellows were appointed with the abbreviation FASc after their name.

Prof Ir. Ts. Dr Zainuddin Abd Manan was selected as one of the New Fellows of ASM from University Teknologi Malaysia in the field of Engineering Science from the 50 individuals who were appointed from among the country’s eminent scientists, engineers and technologists. The professor is someone who has made a significant contribution and outstanding achievements in his career. For his contribution, the Professor was appointed as a New Fellow of ASM. This award is given as a high appreciation for the best scientific minds from the Government of Malaysia.

The ASM Fellowship consists of distinguished scientists, engineers, technologists and social scientists that have made exceptional contributions in their fields. Individuals with merit, possessing high integrity demonstrating utmost decorum at all times with essential characteristics of an ambassador of ASM at the national and international level are nominated each year. Fellowship is awarded based on a stringent selection process in eight disciplines.

It’s a recognition for an eminent scientist in Malaysia, which is recognised by ASM. The award is even higher than Top Research Scientist Malaysia. Quite hard and stringent the application process. This year from UTM, only 3 professors were selected. For their contributions in the field of careers, this is the best moment to the researchers for being elected as New Fellow of ASM. Besides, being an eminent scientist, they have to show contribution to society. These award emphasized outstanding achievements in their respective careers.

Share on facebook
Share on linkedin
Share on whatsapp
Share on email

This article is published on April 25, 2021 by Optimal Systems Engineering

The Women As The Emerging Power Of The 21st Century

The Women As The Emerging Power Of The 21st Century 35
The Women As The Emerging Power Of The 21st Century 36

April 8, 2021

The Women As The Emerging Power Of The 21st Century

In

The Young Muslim Women Summit was made to highlight Women as a force that emerges in the 21st century by forming a blueprint of desirable improvement objectives and making it a guide to strengthen the ability to work despite the many problems and difficulties faced by young women in the 21st century. The highest point of this is to help young women with more unique positions in their jobs and tackle the issues into impact and extend it into strengthening. There is a huge number of young women scientists in their separate fields notwithstanding the numerous troubles they confront and build up each other’s dynamism and enthusiasm in their lives. This is a new opportunity and prospect for young women scientists to benefit from their guidance to build balanced empowerment and build a better post-COVID world by making it with more knowledge for progress and innovation.

Great words were shared from effective guests like Professor Sharifah Rafidah Wan Alwi, Research Fellow of Process Systems Engineering Centre (PROSPECT), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and Co-founder of Optimal Systems Engineering Sdn Bhd. During this conference, Professors have shared the important part of succeeding in a career by overcoming the challenges they face to succeed in a career path. Other guests were also invited as Maha Akeel who is the Director of Social and Family Affairs at the Jeddah-based Organization of Islamic Cooperation and Somaya Faruqi who is the team leader of the Afghan Robotics Development Team. Sarah Qureshi is best known as a Pakistani Aerospace Engineer and CEO of Aero Engineer Craft, the first private aviation company in Pakistan that focuses on environment-friendly aircraft engines, Mona Diab is Professor of Computer Science in the Department of Computer Science, George Washington University, and Facebook AI Research Scientist.

They became the best role models to young women in their respective fields. The strength of women in a highly competitive world in the post-COVID period and developing their own capabilities and believing in their own abilities are the most effective words for the success of all the young women that have been emphasized by the guests.

Share on facebook
Share on linkedin
Share on whatsapp
Share on email

This article is published on April 8, 2021 by Optimal Systems Engineering

Expert Talks on Careers In STEM

Expert Talks on Careers In STEM 42
Expert Talks on Careers In STEM 43

March 30, 2021

Expert Talks on Careers In STEM

In

About The Sharing Insights On Success In Chemical Engineering 

Prof Ir Ts Dr Sharifah Rafidah Wan Alwi is who inspired others and succeeded through their respective fields. She specializes in chemical engineering and built it to achieve more sustainable outcomes by finding ways to make exceptional contributions in her field despite the many challenges and showed that she is successful in STEM.

Many awards and successes have been achieved by her. The achievement is inspiration for all women. The number of women in the technical and engineering sectors is still low at 30% compared to 70 per cent of public high-list female graduates in Sarawak. This becomes an inspiration to the achievements of others.

Prof Ir Ts Dr Sharifah Rafidah Wan Alwi has been involved in 80 research projects worth (RM7.54 Million), 17 industry-based projects for various companies and government agencies and has trained engineers from more than 200 companies in the field of sustainable engineering design and management. She has more than 250 publications with H-index 33 (Scopus). Scival Spotlight Elsevier 2014 has placed it in ninth place among the list of global experts under the efficiency of “heat exchanger, installation and design” and in fifth place under the efficiency of “optimization, cost and water”.

Throughout her journey of success, she has won numerous international and national awards and was listed as the 100 Asian Scientist in 2017 and the Asia Rising Scientist in 2020 by AsianScientist.com for her extensive contributions in her field. Professor Sharifah Rafidah Wan Alwi uses her engineering prowess. As a process engineer, Professor Sharifah helps companies optimize their operations and achieve minimum waste with maximum profit. By doing so, companies can use their resources efficiently – for their benefit and that of the world.

Professor Sharifah has emphasized that thermal energy recovery is published from various angles and transforms knowledge into software products. This is software that can be used by every engineer by incorporating all the technical knowledge to reduce the thermal energy resources which can benefit more people. Optimal Systems Engineering is here to commercialize software, professional knowledge training courses and teach industry and engineers how to reduce energy resources. The problem that needs to be solved is minimizing waste and emissions to wealth for future generations and making it more useful.

Share on facebook
Share on linkedin
Share on whatsapp
Share on email

This article is published on March 30, 2021 by Optimal Systems Engineering

An effective path in the field of chemical engineering towards success

An effective path in the field of chemical engineering towards success 49
An effective path in the field of chemical engineering towards success 50

March 30, 2021

An effective path in the field of chemical engineering towards success

In

About The Successful Pathways in Chemical Engineering Field

Prof Ir Ts Dr Sharifah Rafidah Wan Alwi specializes in chemical engineering in planning, designing and implementing more efficient processes, with a focus on conserving resources such as energy and water. For her efforts, she has won numerous international and national awards and was listed as the 100 Asian Scientist in 2017 and the Asia Rising Scientist in 2020 by AsianScientist.com for her extensive contributions in her field. She has won the Sarawak International Women’s Award from Wisma Bapa Malaysia. She found different ways to use minimal resources to maximize positive impact.

Professor focused on energy efficiency, and biofuel production serves as a strong example for ASEAN Member States as they enable adequate, safe, and cost-effective energy supply while minimizing the impact on the environment. Minimizing waste management with minimum profit is more focused by prof. by helping industries find ways to use energy and other resources more efficiently.

Her research covers installing mosques to conserve water, developing new green fuels and creating software tools to monitor resource usage, among others. For her significant contribution to energy efficiency and sustainability, Professor Sharifah was recognized as the runner-up of the ASEAN-US Science Prize in 2016. Speaking to Asian Scientists Magazine, Professor Sharifah gave an in-depth look at her life as a process engineer, and shared with us the implications of her research.

An effective path in the field of chemical engineering towards success 51
Share on facebook
Share on linkedin
Share on whatsapp
Share on email

This article is published on March 30, 2021 by Optimal Systems Engineering

UTM PROSPECT Energy Efficiency and Waste to Wealth inventions bag gold awards at Malaysia Technology Exhibition (MTE) 2021

UTM PROSPECT Energy Efficiency and Waste to Wealth inventions bag gold awards at Malaysia Technology Exhibition (MTE) 2021 57
UTM PROSPECT Energy Efficiency and Waste to Wealth inventions bag gold awards at Malaysia Technology Exhibition (MTE) 2021 58

March 28, 2021

UTM PROSPECT Energy Efficiency and Waste to Wealth inventions bag gold awards at Malaysia Technology Exhibition (MTE) 2021

In

About the Gold Award Winners Of SEDAR And W2W

UTM-Process Systems Engineering Centre (UTM-PROSPECT) software products SEDAR (Smart Energy Demand Analysis and Reduction) and W2W (Waste-to-Wealth Trading Platform) were announced as gold award winners at the Malaysia Technology Exhibition (MTE) today.

The rigorous MTE screening and judging processes are testimonies of SEDAR and W2W as best-in-class and globally unique 4IR-driven software inventions that promote sustainable consumption and production and contribute toward circular economy.  Developed under UTM-PROSPECT R&D and commercialisation programs, SEDAR and W2W have been  licensed to UTM-registered spinoff company Optimal Systems Engineering Sdn Bhd (OPTIMISE).

Head of the SEDAR Project, Professor Ir Ts Dr Sharifah Rafidah Wan Alwi, who was recently named as one of eight Asia’s leading women scientists said that, SEDAR is the first humanised IoT-based  smart system that integrates building management, with autonomous end users’ actions enabled by sensors and controllers of building electrical appliances. Behaviour-influencing energy saving features in SEDAR such as competition and gamification, notification, rewards, incentives and penalty are vital in driving users to conserve energy. SEDAR also provides data analytics on user consumption patterns for organisations to analyse and design effective energy management and improvement programs.

Ir Dr Lim Jeng Shiun who is the W2W co-inventor and a young prolific UTM researcher,  professional engineer and educator said that, Waste 2 Wealth (W2W) website is Malaysia’s first digital advertising platform to allow industrial players, researchers, government organisations and authorities to promote and trade waste, resources, services, and green innovations online. W2W targets to help industries in finding suitable buyers and potential suppliers for reusable waste as a cheaper material substitute through the convenient online advertising agent to facilitate waste exchange practice.  Ir Dr Lim envisioned for W2W to be an essential platform to catalyse regional and global transition toward circular economy.

UTM PROSPECT Energy Efficiency and Waste to Wealth inventions bag gold awards at Malaysia Technology Exhibition (MTE) 2021 59
Share on facebook
Share on linkedin
Share on whatsapp
Share on email

This article is published on March 28, 2021 by Optimal Systems Engineering

Prospective Thermal Energy Recovery Technologists (TERT) progress to the Advanced Level of TERT Certification Program

Prospective Thermal Energy Recovery Technologists (TERT) progress to the Advanced Level of TERT Certification Program 65
Prospective Thermal Energy Recovery Technologists (TERT) progress to the Advanced Level of TERT Certification Program 66

March 14, 2021

Prospective Thermal Energy Recovery Technologists (TERT) progress to the Advanced Level of TERT Certification Program

About the Prospective TERT Progress to the Advanced Level

Malaysia’s first online Thermal Energy Recovery Technologist (TERT) certification program enters the Advance Level (Level 2) today with the first batch of 25 selected trainees from among the future as well as experienced energy auditors, energy managers, consultants, industrial practitioners, technologists and researchers out of nearly 100 TERT workshop applicants. 

Fully sponsored by PENJANA HRDF Gig fund, the workshop is part of OPTIMISE’s and UTM-PROSPECT’s initiative to build capacity and expertise for the current and future Thermal Energy Auditors and Experts, in support of the government’s aspiration to build resilience and create a sustainable and efficient industrial eco-system through initiatives such as the National Energy Award (NEA), Energy Audit Conditional Grant (EACG) and the anticipated enactment of Malaysia’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act (EECA).

TERT participants who completed the “Thermal Energy Recovery Technologist User Level training from 28th Feb to 2nd March expressed their desire to master practical implementation of the techniques, and secure certification by completing all 4 TERT modules.

The Advance TERT (Level 2) is aimed at upskilling participants on the Advanced Process Integration based on Pinch Analysis techniques to maximise industrial energy savings. Level 2 modules include advanced techniques to maximise industrial thermal energy efficiency including integration of combined heat and power systems, implementing process changes, large scale site-wide heat integration and analysis and retrofit of existing heat recovery networks. Participants of TERT Level 2 shall be assigned practical industrial projects to simulate real-life industrial thermal energy audit.

Participants who completed this week’s Advanced TERT Level 2 module will have the chance to be a Certified TERT Expert by completing TERT Level 3. Participants shall need to complete their sets of project team assignment, and pass a qualifying exam for the ‘Thermal Energy Recovery Technologist – Level 3: Expert’ certification.

Finally, participants will have the chance to promote themselves to the level of an industrial practitioner by completing a real life industrial process integration project. Upon successful completion of the project, participants are required to submit the project report to be verified by the company manager. Participants will finally undergo a competency-based interview to communicate their experiences as a proof the acquired competency. Successful completion of this level will earn them ‘Thermal Energy Recovery Technologist –TERT Level 4: Industrial Practitioner’ Certification.

Share on facebook
Share on linkedin
Share on whatsapp
Share on email

This article is published on March 14, 2021 by Optimal Systems Engineering