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  • Visit from Perusahaan Listrik Negara and Institut Teknologi Bandung

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    In conjunction with the Workshop on Future Research in Energy Management conducted at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), delegates from PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN), and Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), Indonesia, visited the Institute of High Voltage and High Current (IVAT), Faculty of Electrical Engineering (FKE), UTM, on 6 March 2018. The delegates were welcomed by the Director of IVAT, Prof. Dr. Zulkurnain Abdul Malek. During the visit, the delegates were introduced about IVAT – a centre of excellence at UTM that carries out research, services and consultancies in high voltage engineering. The delegates also visited the laboratory of IVAT and were exposed to various facilities at IVAT. Many potential collaborations among PT PLN, ITB and IVAT were also discussed during the visit. The Director of IVAT wishes to thanks PT PLN and ITB for their visit to IVAT and hopes the visit opens the door of collaborations among PT PLN, ITB and IVAT.

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    By Ir. Dr. Lau Kwan Yiew, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

  • Short Course on High Voltage Engineering Successfully Held

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    The Institute of High Voltage and High Current (IVAT) successfully organised the Short Course on High Voltage Engineering for the participants from the University College of Technology Sarawak (UCTS) from 25 February to 1 March 2018. Through the short course, the participants were exposed to the concept and theory of gaseous, liquid and solid insulation breakdown. The participants also learned the key principles of high voltage technology as well as insulation testing, including the generation and measurement of high voltage, with appropriate safety considerations. The participants also had hands-on experience to construct and conduct experiments relevant to high voltage engineering. In addition, the participants also had the opportunity to have a complete tour of the laboratory and equipment at IVAT and understand the daily operational needs of the high voltage laboratory at IVAT. A fruitful discussion session on potential collaborations between IVAT and UCTS was also carried out, where IVAT and UCTS are expected to strengthen their tie on high voltage related matters in the future. The facilitators of the short course, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohamed Afendi Mohamed Piah, Dr. Noor Azlinda Ahmad and Ir. Dr. Lau Kwan Yiew, wish to thank the participants for their keen interest and active participation during the short course. IVAT sincerely hopes that the five-day short course equips the participants with the appropriate knowledge on high voltage engineering and helps the participants on future matters relevant to high voltage engineering.

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    Participants of the short course

    Laboratory hands-on session

    Discussion session

     

    by Ir. Dr. Lau Kwan Yiew, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

     

  • Laboratory Demonstration on Solid Dielectric Breakdown Test

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    In conjunction with the Short Course on High Voltage Engineering held at the Institute of High Voltage and High Current (IVAT), the Chair of the IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society (DEIS) Malaysia Chapter, Ir. Dr. Lau Kwan Yiew, who is also the staff of IVAT, conducted a laboratory demonstration session on solid dielectric breakdown test with the participants of the short course on 1 March 2018. As part of the DEIS Malaysia Chapter’s effort to promote research and development in solid dielectrics, the participants were shown on how to prepare thin film solid samples for breakdown testing. Apart from having the opportunity to prepare thin film samples, the participants also had the chance to conduct breakdown testing with each sample sandwiched between two spherical electrodes immersed in transformer oil. The findings of the experiment were then related to the concept and theory of solid breakdown which the participants learned during the short course. Meanwhile, the participants were made aware of the presence of the IEEE DEIS (and its Malaysia Chapter) and Malaysian High Voltage Network (MyHVnet) that promote networking among their members on high voltage related matters. On behalf of the IEEE DEIS Malaysia Chapter, Ir. Dr. Lau wishes to thank the Director of IVAT for allowing the use of IVAT’s facilities to demonstrate the solid dielectric breakdown test to the participants.

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    by Ir. Dr. Lau Kwan Yiew, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

     

    About IEEE DEIS

    IEEE DEIS is interested in the study and application of dielectrics from the molecular level, through nano-structured materials, to insulation systems in industrial, commercial, and power system equipment, to emerging applications such as those at high power levels and in biological and other small-scale systems. The field of interest of DEIS shall be the study and application of dielectric phenomena and behaviour and the development, characterisation and application of all gaseous, liquid and solid electrical insulating materials and systems utilized in electrical and electronic equipment. More information about the IEEE DEIS Malaysia Chapter can be found here.

  • 2018 STEM Mentor-Mentee Award Competition

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    The PVedukit team that consisted of academic staff members from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) Johor Bahru and Kuala Lumpur and 2 students from UTM Johor Bahru, joined the 2018 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Mentor-Mentee Award Competition held at the Putra World trade Centre (PWTC), Kuala Lumpur, from 22nd until 24th February 2018. During the competition, the team showcased its STEM related activities carried out at 17 schools across the countries using the PVedukit as the STEM learning tool. Besides joining the competition, the team also took the opportunity to promote the university’s expertise and technology to the visitors. The competition was organised by the National STEM Movement and a total of 47 STEM projects from various public universities, including Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Universiti Malaya (UM), Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) and Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), were showcased.

      

    Dr. Jasrul and Dr. Zulkarnain presenting their STEM programme to the judges.

     

    Photo with one of the visitors during the showcase.

     

    by Dr. Zulkarnain Ahmad Noorden & Dr. Jasrul Jamani Jamian, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

     

  • 2018 MyHVnet Newsletter Now Available

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    The latest copy of MyHVnet Newsletter (Issue 3, January 2018) can now be downloaded (29 MB):

  • Short Course on Efficient Energy Management in Commercial and Industrial Buildings

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    Dear Sir / Madam,

    Centre of Electrical Energy Systems (CEES), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) will be organising a Short Course on Efficient Energy Management in Commercial and Industrial Buildings.

    The objectives of the short course are to expose the participants to:
    1. Energy Manager’s roles within an organisation.
    2. Electricity tariff, load management, energy efficiency improvement of air conditioning, boiler and steam systems, power factor correction and energy saving potential in electric motor, transformer and lighting system.
    3. Energy audit methodology theoretically and practically.

    The brochure that contains further details and the registration form can be donwloaded here.

    Please book your seat by sending the registration form to Ms. Siti ‘Aisyah Abd Wahid (cees@utm.my) (Limited to 30 seats only).

    Thank you.

  • Research and Product Showcase during the 2018 Mandate Ceremony of the Ministry of Education

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    In conjunction with the 2018 Mandate Ceremony by the Minister of Education, Dato’ Seri Haji Idris Jusoh, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia’s Innovation and Commercialisation Centre (UTM ICC) invited two senior lecturers from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia’s, namely, Dr. Jasrul Jamani Jamian and Dr. Zulkarnain Ahmad Noorden, to showcase their recently completed “Eco-Balai Rawatan in Kampung Orang Asli Pucur (100% Solar-Powered)” project and “PVedukit” product. The ceremony was held at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC), Putrajaya, on 11th January 2018. Dr. Jasrul and Dr. Zulkarnain involved in the 1-day showcase, promoting the faculty, their project and research. They also took the opportunity to strengthen UTM’s network with other universities since the showcase event also involved many other public and private universities. They also had the chance to personally meet and share their recent project to the Deputy Minister of Education, YB Datuk Dr. Mary Yap Kain Ching, during her visit to UTM’s booth.

    Visit by UTM Vice Chancellor, Prof. Datuk Ir. Dr. Wahid Omar (5th from left) and Deputy Vice Chancellor, Prof. Datuk Dr. Ahmad Fauzi Ismail (6th from left).

    UTM representatives with the UTM’s Pro Chansellor, YBhg. Tan Sri Datin Paduka Siti Sadiah Sheikh Bakir (5th from left).

      

    Dr. Zulkarnain presenting his community project’s outcome, a module entitled “Garis Panduan Mudah Penyelenggaraan Sistem Tenaga Elektrik Solar Terasing“, to YB Datuk Dr. Mary Yap Kain Ching during her visit to the booth.

     

    by Dr. Zulkarnain Ahmad Noorden & Dr. Jasrul Jamani Jamian, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

     

  • PVedukit Joined UTM Corporate Exhibition of Commercially Ready Product and Technology in the 59th Convocation Festival (FESKO) 2017

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    PVedukit, a product developed by the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia’s senior lecturers, Dr. Jasrul Jamani Jamian and Dr. Zulkarnain Ahmad Noorden, was chosen by the UTM Innovation and Commercialisation Centre (UTM ICC) to be showcased in the UTM Corporate Exhibition of Commercially Ready Product and Technology in the 59th Convocation Festival (FESKO) 2017. Visitors were able to carry out experiments related to the photovoltaic themselves during the showcase. The product showcase is in line with the FESKO’s theme, Sustainability, Arts and Technology, which supports the university’s initiative to become a sustainable public university through the promotion of local and international arts, cultures and technology.

      

    Dr. Jasrul and Dr. Zulkarnain with the showcased product, PVedukit.

     

    Visitors observing the product demonstration by Dr. Jasrul.

     

    by Dr. Zulkarnain Ahmad Noorden & Dr. Jasrul Jamani Jamian, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

     

  • PVedukit showcased at Johor Berkemajuan 2017 Expo

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    Two senior lecturers from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, namely, Dr. Jasrul Jamani Jamian and Dr. Zulkarnain Ahmad Noorden, showcased their product PVedukit (photovoltaic educational kit) at the Johor Berkemajuan Expo 2017, held at Dataran Mahkota, Kota Iskandar, from 6th until 14th October 2017. The lecturers were assisted by five students from the faculty, namely, Hazriq Izzuan Jaafar, Nurul Nazikha Ab Rahim, Syed Hamid Syed Hashim, Muhamad Hafiz Wildan Hassan and Intan Busyra Hamdan. The expo, officially launched by the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak, and closed by the Deputy Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, provided a good platform to promote the faculty’s product and its expertise to people from a wide range of background.

     

    The Vice Chancellor of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Prof. Datuk Ir. Dr. Wahid Omar, visited the booth during the Johor Berkemajuan 2017 Expo.

        

    The team entertaining the visitors during the expo.

     

    by Dr. Zulkarnain Ahmad Noorden & Dr. Jarul Jamani Jamian, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia



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