Seminar on Application of Earthing & Lightning Protection

Mr. Yeffry delivering his lecture
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On February 28, 2024, at Hotel Armada Petaling Jaya, a Seminar Application of Earthing & Lightning Protection took place from 08:30 am to 12:20 pm. Attended by a total of 40 participants, the event aimed to shed light on crucial aspects of soil resistivity testing, earth resistance calculation, risk management in lightning protection systems, and the significance of utilizing Risk Management software simulations.

The seminar featured two esteemed speakers, each bringing their wealth of experience and expertise to the forefront. Mr. Chan Chin Loon, with 14 years of hands-on involvement in earthing, lightning, and surge protection systems, captivated the audience with his insights. Currently leading the technical department at Pekat Engineering, Mr. Chan shared the extensive knowledge he had gained from working on prominent projects such as MRT, LRT, KL118, and Ikea Warehouse. His expertise in engineering substation earthing, backed by software simulations, added depth to the discussions.

Following Mr. Chan’s presentation, Mr. Yeffry Wiyana took the stage. As a Regional Sales Manager with a focus on earthing and lightning protection systems, Mr. Yeffry emphasized the importance of building competency and experience in this field. His role involves collaborating closely with project consultants and contractors, providing technical insights and training, and facilitating seminars to promote understanding and adoption of effective protection systems.

Throughout the seminar, participants engaged actively, seeking clarification and delving deeper into the intricacies of the topics discussed. The practical examples shared by the speakers provided valuable context, making complex concepts more accessible to all attendees.

Key objectives of the seminar included understanding the methodology behind soil resistivity testing, gaining insights into earth resistance calculation, comprehending risk management strategies in lightning protection systems, and recognizing the utility of Risk Management software simulations. By the end of the session, participants were left with a clearer understanding of these critical aspects, equipped to apply their newfound knowledge in practical scenarios.

In conclusion, this Seminar on Application of Earthing & Lightning Protection proved to be an enriching and informative event. With expert speakers and engaged participants, the session succeeded in deepening understanding and fostering awareness of essential concepts in the realm of electrical safety. Such initiatives play a vital role in promoting safety and efficiency in various industries reliant on robust earthing and lightning protection systems.

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