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27 May 2021: TNB Labs Webinar, Condition Assessment of Power Transformer by Electrical Diagnostic Testing

Thursday, May 27th, 2021

By Ts. Dr. Wong Jee Keen Raymond (Tunku Abdul Rahman University College)

The IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society (DEIS) Malaysia Chapter collaborated with TNBR Labs to organize a Webinar entitled “Condition Assessment of Power Transformer by Electrical Diagnostic Testing”. The talk was held online via Cisco WebEx and was attended by around 100 participants.

In this talk, Ir. Ts. Dr. Mohd Aizam Talik (Head of Advanced Diagnostic Services TNBR) started with a quick introduction of power transformer components and detectable faults. Next, he explained about the basic routine electrical testing and the more advanced electrical testing such as Frequency Response Analysis, Dielectric Response and Partial Discharge. He also explained about OLTC advance diagnostic testing using dynamic resistance and vibro-acoustic measurement.

It is hoped that the experience and knowledge shared during the webinar are beneficial to all participants.

28 April 2021: FKE Webinar, Transformer: Application, Research & Opportunities

Wednesday, May 5th, 2021

By Ts. Dr. Wong Jee Keen Raymond (Tunku Abdul Rahman University College)

The IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society (DEIS) Malaysia Chapter collaborated with FKE UTeM and TNBR Labs to organize a Webinar entitled “Transformer: Application, Research & Opportunities”. The talk was held online via Cisco Webex and was attended by around 150 participants.

During the talk, Ir. Ts. Dr. Mohd Aizam Talik (Head of Advanced Diagnostic Services TNBR) started by explaining the basics of power transformer and why it is needed in various fields. Next, he explained the challenges faced in transformer operation and discussed the potential research opportunities that can be done. Among the research opportunities suggested were, ageing assessment using data analytic for effective asset management, developing new insulation oil type using palm oil, develop new insulation material, develop a new sensor to detect corrosion, DGA interpretation using AI, modelling and processing of FRA response, PD classification using AI and improve PD sensitivity and interpretation.

It is hoped that the experience and knowledge shared during the webinar are beneficial to all participants.

23 April 2021: TNB Labs Webinar, Insulating Oil Analysis of In-service Power Transformer

Monday, April 26th, 2021

By Ts. Dr. Wong Jee Keen Raymond (Tunku Abdul Rahman University College)

The IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society (DEIS) Malaysia Chapter collaborated with TNBR Labs to organize a Webinar entitled “Insulating Oil Analysis of In-service Power Transformer”. The talk was held online via Cisco Webex and was attended by around 120 participants.

During the talk, Ir. Ts. Dr. Mohd Aizam Talik (Head of Advanced Diagnostic Services TNBR) explained about the significance of transformer oil analysis, the oil sampling process, oil quality analysis, dissolved gas analysis (DGA) as well as Furan Analysis.

It is hoped that the experience and knowledge shared during the webinar are beneficial to all participants.

25th January 2021: IEEE DEIS Malaysia Chapter 2021 AGM

Wednesday, March 24th, 2021

By Ts. Dr. Wong Jee Keen Raymond (TARUC)

The 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society (DEIS) Malaysia Chapter was successfully held on 25 January 2021, virtually. The meeting was attended by active members of IEEE DEIS Malaysia Chapter and chaired by Chapter Chair Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohamad Kamarol Mohamad Jamil.

The meeting began with an opening remark by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kamarol, followed by the endorsement of the 2020 AGM minutes and the presentation of the chapter’s activities and account matters. Prior to the dissolution of the 2020 committee, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kamarol thanked all the committee members and DEIS members for their voluntary and co-operative effort to ensure the success of DEIS Malaysia Chapter.

The meeting continued with the election of the 2021 committee members of DEIS Malaysia Chapter, summarised as follows:

Chair
· Ir. Dr. Nor Asiah Muhamad (Universiti Sains Malaysia)
Past Chair
· Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr. Mohamad Kamarol Mohamad Jamil (Universiti Sains Malaysia)
Vice Chair
· Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr. Hazlee Azil Illias (University of Malaya)
Secretary
· Ts. Dr. Wong Jee Keen Raymond (Tunku Abdul Rahman University College)
Treasurer
· Dr. Amir Izzani Mohamed (Universiti Malaysia Pahang)
Executive Committee
· Dr. Wooi Chin Leong (Universiti Malaysia Perlis)
· Dr. Zulkarnain Bin Ahmad Noorden (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia)
· Ts. Dr. Mohd Shahril Ahmad Khiar (Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka)
· Assoc. Prof. Dr. Norhafiz Azis (Universiti Putra Malaysia)

The new Chapter Chair, Ir. Dr. Nor Asiah Muhamad, later delivered her welcoming speech to the new committee line-up and made a brief planning for the activities in 2021. Dr. Asiah is hopeful that DEIS Malaysia Chapter will continue to contribute actively in the field of dielectrics and electrical insulation and looking forward to lead the DEIS Malaysia Chapter to a greater height.

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Smart Hybrid Solar Energy Harvesting and Storage System Design Challenge

Friday, October 2nd, 2020

By Ir. Dr. Hazlee Azil Illias (University of Malaya)

The IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society (DEIS), in collaboration with IEEE University of Malaya Student Branch (UM SB) and Power and Energy Society (PES) Malaysia Chapter, had successfully secured the 2020 IEEE Region 10 Educational Activity (R10 EA) New Innovative Challenge Fund. They were awarded USD $500 as the winner in the University Category. The title of the proposal is “Smart Hybrid Solar Energy Harvesting and Storage System Design Challenge.”

Solar energy harvesting is increasingly gaining attention due to it is freely available and environmentally friendly. However, solar energy cannot be used at night, thus requiring an energy storage system. Individual solar energy harvesting and storage systems are less practical due to the cost and maintenance issue. Therefore, an alternative solution is to have a hybrid energy harvesting and storage system. They are more practical due to their potential in providing autonomous power sources, such as sensors, wearable electronics, and autonomous monitoring. The hybrid device architecture needs to be carefully selected according to the specific intended application to ensure adequate durability.

The challenge is expected to be held in October and November 2020 at the University of Malaya. The participants will consist of first and second year undergraduate students from public and private universities in Malaysia.

3 February 2020: DEIS Malaysia’s Presence at 2020 PTeC and MyHVnet Colloquium

Monday, February 17th, 2020

By Ir. Dr. Lau Kwan Yiew (UTM)

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The 2020 Power Technology and Research (PTeC) and Malaysian High Voltage Network (MyHVnet) Colloquium was successfully held at Universiti Teknologi MARA, Penang, on 03 February 2020. The colloquium, co-organised by IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society (DEIS) Malaysia Chapter, MyHVnet and Universiti Teknologi MARA, has seen a strong presence of the high voltage community in Malaysia, as well as members of the DEIS Malaysia Chapter.

The colloquium, as its name implied, was the first colloquium organised by PTeC, but the third colloquium organised by MyHVnet since MyHVnet’s informal inception in 2015 by members from various Malaysian organisations. In the 2020 PTeC and MyHVnet Colloquium, the topics of interest have been expanded to include high voltage, power systems, power electronics, and renewables. The colloquium, which consisted of 2 keynote speeches and about 40 paper presentations, was an excellent opportunity for researchers and engineers to present and discuss their latest findings. More details about MyHVnet Colloquium are available at https://ivat.utm.my/myhvnet/news/

The DEIS Malaysia Chapter wishes to thank all committee members and participants for making the colloquium a success. The DEIS Malaysia Chapter looks forward to engaging in more events like this.

3 February 2020: Membership Drive Activity

Monday, February 17th, 2020

By Ir. Dr. Lau Kwan Yiew (UTM)

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In conjunction with the 2020 Power Technology and Research (PTeC) and Malaysian High Voltage Network (MyHVnet) Colloquium held at Universiti Teknologi MARA, Penang, on 03 February 2020, a DEIS membership drive activity was carried out to promote the DEIS membership to the colloquium attendees and to bring awareness to them on the presence of the IEEE DEIS Malaysia Chapter.

The IEEE DEIS Malaysia Chapter was established in Malaysia in May 2015 with the aim to enhance networking and stimulate research and development in the field of dielectrics and electrical insulation in Malaysia. Its field of interest is in line with that of DEIS, i.e., the study and application of dielectric phenomena and behavior and the development, characterization, and application of all gaseous, liquid and solid electrical insulating materials and systems utilized in electrical and electronic equipment.

The IEEE DEIS Malaysia Chapter hopes to promote the close cooperation and exchange of technical information among its members. The IEEE DEIS members will have the opportunity of networking with a large number of experts worldwide, sharing the results of their research activities and remain informed with the latest developments in their field. For more information, please visit:

http://deis.ieeemy.org/ (IEEE DEIS Malaysia Chapter)

http://www.ieeedeis.org/ (IEEE DEIS)

2 February 2020: Introduction to First Aid and CPR Training

Thursday, February 13th, 2020

By Ir. Dr. Nor Asiah Muhamad (USM)

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School of Electrical & Electronics Engineering (SEEE), Universiti Sains Malaysia together with IEEE DEIS Malaysia Chapter and Malaysia High Voltage Network (MyHVnet) has conducted Introduction to First Aid and CPR Training at SEEE Engineering Campus, Nibong Tebal Penang on Sunday, 2nd February 2020 from 8.30am to 6.30 pm. The training was conducted by Mr Sunjay MS from Malaysia Red Crescent Penang State. A number of 24 participants have registered and joined the training. The training aims are to learn how to preserve life, prevent condition from becoming worse and promote recovery. During the session, the participants have learned completed First Aid and CPR theory and practical.

The syllabus included:

i) Scope of first aid.

ii) Trauma emergencies that covers for wounds & bleeding, fractures & dislocation/ sport injuries, burn & scalds.

iii) Cardiac & respiratory emergencies that cover topic of asphyxia, shock.

iv) Cardia pulmonary ressucitataion (CPR) & include the use of AED lifting & transportation.

v) Examination & Certification.

The examination was conducted at the afternoon session.

1-2 February 2020: International Conference on Communication, Electrical and Computer Networks (ICCECN 2020)

Thursday, February 13th, 2020

By Associate Professor Ir. Dr. Hazlee Azil Illias (University of Malaya)

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The first International Conference on Communication, Electrical and Computer Networks (ICCECN 2020) had been successfully organised at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 1st and 2nd February 2020. The conference was co-organised by the Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya, IEEE University of Malaya Student Branch, IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society (DEIS) Malaysia Chapter and Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, University of Malaya.

The objectives of ICCECN 2020 were to share the latest research and development in the field of communication, electrical and computer networks among students and researchers from public and private academic institutions; and to provide a platform for students and researchers from various affiliations to meet and discuss on common research interest.

ICCECN 2020 consisted of four main tracks, which include Communication Systems and Networks, Electronic Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. The conference program consisted of 2 keynote speeches, 2 workshops and 4 presentation sessions.

The conference received a total submission of 60 papers from various academic institutions and industries from all over the world. After a rigorous peer review process, 45 high-quality papers were accepted for publication. However, only 30 papers were published in the ICCECN 2020 conference proceedings.

On the first day of the conference, the Conference Chair and the Counselor of IEEE University of Malaya Student Branch, Associate Professor Ir. Dr. Hazlee Azil Illias, gave a welcoming remark during the opening ceremony. Then, the conference was continued with the first keynote speech entitled “The Role of Power Electronics in Providing a Sustainable Energy Supply,” delivered by Professor Dr. Saad Mekhilef from University of Malaya. After that, two oral sessions were conducted, where papers from various themes were presented. At the end of the first day of the conference, a workshop entitled “Learn algorithms: Sorting it out with Python” was delivered by Dr. Raja Jamilah Raja Yusof from University of Malaya.

On the second day of the conference, the day was begun with the second keynote speech entitled “Routing Strategy for Post Disaster Communication Network” delivered by Professor Ir. Dr. Kaharudin Dimyati from University of Malaya. After that, another two oral sessions were conducted, where papers from various themes were presented. Before the conference ended, a workshop entitled “Academic digital platforms and its role on increasing researcher impact” was delivered by Dr. Saif Alsewaidi from Arabic Researcher ID. Finally, the conference was concluded with a closing remark by Associate Professor Ir. Dr. Hazlee Azil Illias and award presentation.

18th January 2020: IEEE DEIS Malaysia Chapter 2020 AGM

Thursday, February 13th, 2020

By Ts. Dr. Wong Jee Keen Raymond (TARUC)

The 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society (DEIS) Malaysia Chapter was successfully held on 18th January 2020 at Pulse Grande Hotel, Putrajaya, Malaysia.

The meeting was attended by active members of IEEE DEIS Malaysia Chapter. The meeting began with a welcoming address by the 2019 Chapter Chair, endorsement of 2019 AGM’s meeting minutes, 2019 Chapter activities report, 2019 Chapter account report, dissolution of 2019 committee members and election of 2020 committee members.

The elected IEEE DEIS Malaysia Chapter committee members for 2020 are as follows:
Past Chair: Ir. Dr. Lau Kwan Yiew
Chair: Associate Professor Ir. Dr. Mohamad Kamarol Mohd Jamil
Vice Chair: Ir. Dr. Nor Asiah Muhamad
Secretary: Ts. Dr. Wong Jee Keen Raymond
Treasurer: Dr. Amir Izzani Mohamed
Executive Committee:
Associate Professor Dr. Hidayat Zainuddin
Associate Professor Ir. Dr. Hazlee Azil Illias
Associate Professor Dr. Azrul Mohd Ariffin
Associate Professor Dr. Mohd Taufiq Ishak
Associate Professor Dr. Norhafiz Azis

The meeting was continued with the appointment of 2020 auditors, address by the 2020 Chapter Chair and finally, a brief discussion on activity plans in 2020. The planned activities are workshop on High Voltage Test and Techniques, membership drive, dielectric tutorial, industrial talk, industrial visit and a Distinguished Lecturer Programme.