Fire and Explosion Safety and Protection For Oil & Gas Industries


Assoc Prof Dr Mohammad Shakir Nasif


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Fire is destructive and catastrophic in nature and it is a known fact that fire occurrence is often unpredictable. Fire claims thousands of human lives each year and injures more worldwide. Fire in petroleum facilities especially can lead to significant losses including life, financial, property and subsequently damaging the environment which will lead to catastrophic consequences. These accidents not only destroy facilities, but also may hit nearby facilities with certain physical effects (e.g. heat radiation or blast wave), and sometimes even cause so-called domino effect (accident escalation), which can subsequently extend the severity of the accident. One of the measures to reduce fire incidents and save people’s lives is by providing knowledge and developing good understanding of the behavior of fire and smoke, the behavior of people exposed to fire, developing a correct evacuation plan, as well as designing and maintaining facilities. Designing and selecting appropriate fire protection systems. This course will provide extensive information on the above, and will be delivered by the academic and industry experts in fire safety and protection engineering.   This course is aimed to enhance students’ knowledge on the fundamental theory of fire explosion and fire hazard analysis. The course also covers topics on fire risk assessment and protection and prevention strategies. The installation, inspection, testing and maintenance of fire and explosion protections will also be discussed.  


Upon completion of this course, participants will be able:
  1. Understanding fire and explosion dynamics, fire spread, fire and explosion impact prediction, injury prediction due to fire and explosion.
  2. Understanding fire in fuel storage tanks including liquid boilover and how it spreads.
  3. Perform structure fire safety analysis and understand the impact of fire on plant structure.
  4. Understand the concept of fire testing and its limitations.
  5. Perform risk assessment in Fire and explosion safety Engineering.
  6. Perform fire protection and detection system’s reliability analysis and maintenance strategy selection based on reliability analysis.
  7. Perform review on the Fire Safety Design Adequacy and understand the Philosophy, Effective approach in fire safety system versus Emergency Response Action.


AP. Dr. Mohammad Shakir Nasif, is an associate professor at Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS. With over 20 years of industrial and academic experience in the field of mechanical and fire engineering, he is adept and well versed. He boasts an impressive track record working with international consultants in Australia, New Zealand, and the Middle East – all focused on fire engineering & fire safety as well as protection engineering. Dr. Shakir is a well acquainted conference speaker, and also acts as a research supervisor. He currently has seventy peer reviewed journals, conference papers, and technical reports under his belt. Dr. Azizul Buang, is a senior lecturer at the Chemical Engineering Department, UTP teaching process safety courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He is the MSc Process Safety Programme manager. He has extensive academic and research knowledge in process safety especially in and storage tank fire hazard management specifically in the topics of analysing the temperature profile in the burning liquid hydrocarbon and predicting boilover phenomenon in storage tank fire. AP. Dr. Masdi Muhammad acts as an associate professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department. He currently leads the research cluster for the Facility and Plant Engineering department at Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS. Dr. Masdi engages actively in areas revolving around Reliability, Risk and Maintenance through research collaboration and consultancy with PETRONAS. On top of all that, Dr. Masdi is also an established member of BEM, IEM, ASME and ASQ as well as being a chartered engineer.     Prof. Dr. Nasir Shafiq, is a professor in the department of civil engineering at University Technology PETRONAS. An academician, researcher, and structural design consultant, he has accumulated over 25 years of experience to date. His areas of specialty pertain to the analysis & design of oil & gas, buildings and infrastructures, reliability engineering, fire resistant materials and low carbon design. Apart from having written over a hundred journal papers, conference proceedings and reviews, he also authored a book on “Green and Sustainable Construction”. Dr. Nasir has worked in technical projects from the oil and gas industry. He also served as vice president of the concrete society Malaysia between 2014-2016. Dr. Nasir has joined the American concrete society (ACI) and associate member of committee 201 (under ACI) on concrete durability.   Mr. Kairul Zaman Mohamed Noh holds a MSc. in Emergency Planning and Response. He has established 30 years of Fire Safety, Emergency Preparedness, and Crisis Management experience. At present, he is the Head of Crisis Management, PETRONAS with 20 years’ experience in Upstream and Downstream oil & gas plants. Apart from being a notable course speaker, Mr. Kairul was also the Senior Fire Officer of Fire & Rescue Department for twelve consecutive years. His most recent position being the Deputy Director of Fire & Rescue, Negeri Sembilan. Mr. Kairul is well versed in fire safety, emergency response and planning, crisis management and fire, along with explosion protection systems.   Tuan Nordisham Tuan Hussain is the fire chief for Central Emergency and Fire Service Response, PETRONAS, at their Petrochemical Complex in Kerteh, Malaysia. Prior to that he was a fire officer at the fire prevention department - Fire and Rescue Malaysia. Tuan Nordisham started his career in the fire service 2 years upon graduation, where he was then trained professionally in Europe, the United States, and Japan as well as working closely with counterparts in the Middle East. He has over 20 years’ experience in fire safety both in the government sector as well as in oil and gas. This has given him extensive knowledge in emergency response and fire safety. He has also given talks in various conferences and courses.   Mr. Ian Roy Holt is FIREMAC’s Research and Development Manager. He has earned 25 years of experience in fire safety and protection engineering – including passive fire protection testing and Research and Development. Mr. Holt is responsible for all of the Research and Development laboratories including those located in Europe and Asia. He has developed full scale Research and Development facility for Fire testing in Latin America. Mr. Holt’s outstanding expertise in fire Research and Development is internationally well recognized.

Course Contents

This three-day course will cover the following aspects (case studies may be included in some topics):
  1. Introduction to Fires and Explosion
  2. Fire and Explosion Dynamics
  3. Fire and Explosion Risk Assessment
  4. Fire Protection Strategies & Emergency Planning and Response
  5. Pasive fire protection
  6. Active Fire Protection  and detection
  7. Active Fire Protection Systems Reliability
  8. Fire and Explosion Prevention Elements

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Introduction Fire is destructive and catastrophic in nature and it is a known fact that fire occurrence is often unpredictable. Fire claims thousands of human lives each year and injures more worldwide. Fire in petroleum facilities especially can lead to […]

Price : 3,620 for Professional (Discount available for students, group registration, PETRONAS staff, and UTP alumni) MYR

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