Available Dates

  • Time

    8:30 am - 5:00 pm (GMT+8)

  • HRDF claimable

    SBL/SLB scheme applicable

  • CDP claimable

    Subjected to approval from ST.

Course Summary:
Process integration using pinch analysis provides facility and site planners, plant designers, and process engineers with practical knowledge, skills, and step-wise method for the integrated optimal planning, design, and retrofit of processes, facilities, and manufacturing sites to promote industrial symbiosis and achieve triple-bottom-line benefits of minimised utilities (e.g. thermal energy), minimised costs (operating, maintenance and investment costs) and minimised wastes (CO2, gaseous emissions).

This Thermal Energy Recovery Technologist (TERT) workshop covers our copyrighted and patented trademark technologies on Process Integration Based On Pinch Analysis that delves deep into process operation covering furnaces, reactors, separators, heaters, coolers, and heat exchanger network retrofit.

Past Projects:

The industrial sector accounts for about one-third of the global energy consumption, with up to 50% of energy ultimately lost in the form of waste heat in hot exhaust gases, in cooling water, and on heated surfaces and products [US Department of Energy]. Recovery of thermal energy from waste heat presents the biggest cost-saving opportunity for energy efficiency improvement in the industrial sector.

  1. USD 12.8 million/year on energy savings by Retrofit of Heat Recovery System (Refinery)
  2. USD 4.1 million/year on energy savings by Total Site Heat Integration Retrofit Study (Middle Distillate)
  3. USD 0.75 million/year on energy and water recovery savings (Oleochemical)

Course Objectives

  1. The minimum heating/cooling needs (energy targets) of a process.
  2. The scope for minimising energy, water and emissions.
  3. The optimal mix of utilities (LP/MP/HP steam, fuel, water) in a plant.
  4. The steps and options to reduce utilities with no/low investment.

Reasons to Join:

If you are an energy manager, energy auditor, or energy service company.

  1. Equip yourself as a TERT to manage thermal energy. The anticipated enactment of the Malaysia Energy Efficiency & Conservation Act (EECA) shall unlock opportunities for energy managers with the competency to audit, manage, and optimize thermal energy systems apart from electrical energy.
  2. Gain competency to perform practical retrofit of existing facilities. Learn from certified experts and practitioners on how to perform optimal thermal energy recovery analysis to retrofit existing facilities practically, and gain the support of top management to achieve triple bottom-line benefits.
  3. Offer value-added energy audit services for the ASEAN community. If you are an energy auditor, you will be able to offer value-added energy audit services to your customer by incorporating thermal energy recovery of the process. You can also offer energy audit services under the newly announced Energy Audit Conditional Grant (EACG) which supports energy auditing of both electrical and thermal energy. Widespread and holistic implementation of Energy Management System cover­ing thermal and electrical energy in the region is expected to significantly increase the demand for thermal energy analysis experts in Malaysia and across ASEAN.

If thermal energy is the leading energy cost in your manufacturing site.

  1. Huge potential reduction in energy bills from thermal heat recovery. Over 7000 successful process integration applications worldwide, including our project experiences have resulted in thermal energy savings of between 10 to 50%, and a payback period of less than 3 years. Our recent petroleum refinery retrofit project for example amassed an annual savings of USD 12 Million.
  2. “We already have heat recovery systems in place. How could we benefit more?’’ Our experience shows that plant renovation, plant expansion, the addition of new product lines, consideration of total site, and area-wide integration could lead to ample energy cost-saving potentials.

Training Flow

This TERT course consists of 4 levels, participant can attend all levels at their respective dates to receive the Certification for Thermal Energy Recovery.

  1. TERT Level 1: User
  2. TERT Level 2: Advanced
  3. TERT Level 3: Expert
  4. TERT Level 4: Industrial Practitioner


Zainuddin Abdul Manan

Prof Ir Ts Dr

Prof Ir Ts Dr Zainuddin Abdul Manan is a professor of chemical engineering, the founding director of UTM Process Systems Engineering Centre (PROSPECT), founding Dean of the UTM Faculty of Chemical and Energy Engineering, founder of UTM Sustainable Energy Management Program, and the founder of OPTIMISE Sdn Bhd, a UTM spin-off company. Zain is currently the chair of the EECA (Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act) Thermal Energy drafting committee under the Malaysian Ministry of Energy. He founded and spearheaded the UTM Sustainable Energy Management initiative that led UTM to achieve more than USD 6 million energy savings between 2011 and 2019, and to win the ASEAN Energy Award in 2012.

Sharifah Rafidah Wan Alwi

Prof Ir Dr

Dr Sharifah is an expert in various Pinch Analysis techniques for the recovery of heat, water, mass, CO2, waste gases and hybrid power system. She is an expert Pinch consultant for various industries and is among the leading researchers in Pinch Analysis technique development. Her work has been filed for patents and featured in leading national and international chemical and engineering journals, magazines and conferences. She is a certified ASEAN Energy Management Scheme (AEMAS) Energy Manager trainer and a Registered Electrical Energy Manager under Malaysia Energy Commission. She is currently the energy advisor for UTM Energy Management System.

Lim Jeng Shiun

Ir Dr

Ir Dr Lim Jeng Shiun core expertise is in the area of innovative development and application of process systems engineering techniques for resource conservation, and for energy and carbon planning. He is a professionally Certified Energy Manager, Certified Energy Auditor, Accredited Energy Measurement & Verification Professional and a Registered Electrical Energy Manager certified by Energy Commission of Malaysia. As an engineer in practice, he has applied the output of his research work in consultancy projects for the industrial community. He has assisted those companies identify energy saving opportunities worth millions of dollar through the use of process integration and process systems engineering approach.

Participant Testimonials

“In the light of Pinch Analysis development, process plants should consider, retrofit beyond energy audit”. ”

Maintenance Manager, Palm Oleo

““I personally appreciate the practical case studies and work sessions and the software/program developed by PROSPECT of UTM ”

Utility Engineer, Petronas Gas Berhad

““A very useful tool to redesign or troubleshoot heat exchanger/ water network to save utility cost” ”

Energy Audit Engineer, GreenTech Malaysia

““An efficient technique for analysis and reduction of utilities leading to significant savings” ”

Senior Process Engineer, Riau Pulp and Paper Mill

““I am impressed on the power of pinch for energy and utility reductions” ”

Senior Process Engineer, Shell Middle Distillate Synthesis

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