SPK - Mr. Salis S. Aprilian

Dr. Ir. Salis S. Aprilian MSc.

Technical Expert/Strategic Advisor to Gas Directorate, PT Pertamina (Persero)

Digital Transformation in Pertamina

Digital Transformation in Pertamina has been initiated since years ago when Pertamina declared its vision as a world class national energy company. However, the progress still focused on finance, human resources, and supply chain managements. More works have been developed by BTP (Breakthrough Project) team, called Pertamina Digital Transformation Team, covering upstream, midstream, and downstream projects. The team has identified prioritized areas of digital transformation to bring into detail of its road map.



SPK - Ir. Teten H. Rustendi, M.T.

Ir. Teten H. Rustendi, M.T.

Vice President, PT Badak Natural Gas Liquefaction

Sustainability of Skillset Through Generation using IT Technologies

LNG Plant Operation experience is not something that could be fully transferred through textbook or classroom dialogue. Experience is something that needs to be lived through in order to move forward and become better at the task in hand.

LNG Plant operation has been the main task of PT Badak NGL for more than 40 years. And the skills and experience that our workforce have gained from the past plant operation needs to be transferred to the future generations of workforce to achieve the same performance that requires decades to develop.

OTS is one of the best methods in capturing the current excellent base line operator performance and accelerate next generation workforce skill while limiting risk to the plant. OTS have been proven as a media to familiarize, train and assess operators both in DCS operation and plant process.


SPK - Mr. Sharul A Rashid

Mr. Sharul A Rashid

Principal Engineer, Instrument & Control, PETRONAS Refinery, Terengganu

Digital Transformation of Tank Farm Oil Movement Automation System

Many refineries have statutory minimum stock levels for strategic reasons; others have set the optimum inventories to match their supply, production and marketing requirements. This inventory can be reduced by more than 10% with best OMS inventory management system.

Towards this end, PETRONAS Refinery Terengganu, located east coast of Peninsular Malaysia had embarked on the rejuvenation of its Oil Movement Automation System (OAS). The OAS was originally designed and commissioned back in Year 2000 but it had not been working well due to the emergent unresolved issues. For example, the software did not take into account failures of field sensors that it would simply halt/ stop the operation when field sensors failed.

In year 2014, work was started to rejuvenate the OAS system and with lesson learnt from the old OAS taken onboard during design, the new rejuvenated system had been successfully commissioned.  With the OAS in place, it enhances Safety and improves Operational Efficiency by providing accurate transaction data and Automatic transaction control.

SPK - Mr. Khairom Mustaqim B Baharom

Mr. Khairom Mustaqim B Baharom (Co-speaker)

Control System Engineer, PETRONAS Refinery, Terengganu

Digital Transformation of Tank Farm Oil Movement Automation System






SPK - Ir. Teguh Cahyono, MAB

Ir. Teguh Cahyono, MAB

Technical Director, PDAM

Transmission and Distribution SCADA System: Keep The Service Flow 24 hours and Continuous NRW Control

In Order to provide outcome based on EFFICIENCY and Great SERVICE for 24 hours / 7, Scada TranDist (Transmission and Distribution) in Water supply system infrastructure shall be implemented. There are a challenge to implement this system from the basis system architecture, geoference mapping, sensor and data logger for field monitoring, and organization resource.

SCADA Trandist system is very helpful in maintaining the reliability and continuity of WSS (Water Supply System) so that it can be always achieve the quality objectives in critical point with the service of ready to drink water quality – 24 hour / 7 days - 0,5bar based on NRW and energy efficiency, even indirectly SCADA trandist assist in the achievement of the 100-0-100 target in terms of achieving the 100% target of safe drinking water access and the implementation of the RPAM (Drinking Water Supply Plan) in terms of 4K (Quality-Quantity-Continuity and Affordability) continuous achievement.


SPK - Ir. Mochammad Natsir

Ir. Mochammad Natsir, M.Sc.

Senior Advisor to Minister for Public Works and Housing on Economy and Investment, Ministry of Public Works and Housing

Development of Automation in Indonesia Water Industry: Outlooks and Challenges

Indonesia is a vast archipelago of more than 17 thousands islands, consisting of 1,9 million sq.km of land and 3.1 million sq.km of sea. Having 81 thousand km of shoreline, Indonesia is the second country with longest shoreline in the world with a population of more than 260 millions in 2016. 

Infrastructure development has become the prime driver for Indonesia new economic growth cycle. A total infrastructure investment of more than USD 150 billion is required to maintain the targeted economic growth of more than 5 % in the Medium Terms Development Plan 2015 – 2019.  To cope with these challenges, Ministry of Public Works and Housing (MPWH), among others, has set a target to improve safe water access from 71 % in 2015 to 100% in 2019, where 60 % of which shall be served with piped water.  To support this water supply program, an additional production capacity of 128 m3/s and 27.7 million of House Connections will be required.

The application of automation system in water industry has been considered as one of the available and recommendable measures in improving the operational efficiency and accountability of water supply system. In addition, automation system serves a real time and historical data which are critically required in operating management and development policies.

Responding to the huge demand of water supply development and considering the geographic condition of Indonesia and advantages of automation system, the Government of Indonesia has decided to involve SCADA automation system in the development of new Water Treatment Plants (WTP) especially those having production capacity of 100 L/s and more and Sea Water Revers Osmosis (SWRO) Treatment Plant.  this system has been installed in more than 10 provinces in Indonesia. To monitor and support the optimum operation of major WTPs in Indonesia, MPWH is planning to develop integrated monitoring dashboard that could access all of the installed SCADA systems from Jakarta.

MPWH represented by Directorate of Water Supply Development, in 2015 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with PT Yokogawa Indonesia on cooperation in capacity building of human resources in water supply sector. As a part of the implementation of this MOU, a field training site at Petanu WTP – Bali and a Main Control Room at PDAM Kota Malang (Municipal  Water Enterprise) as the center of excellent in automation system have been developed.

Certainly, the development and improvement of automation system in water industry in Indonesia shall be continued. For the assurance of integrity, sustainability and better performance of the system, it is necessary to develop standardized technical specification of the system, application modules, and operator qualification and capacity building.



SPK - Mr. Umesh Tiwari

Mr. Umesh Tiwari

Head of Department Instrument & Control, PT. Indo-Bharat Rayon

1) DCS Maintenance and Planning to Avoid Unscheduled Production Impact

Yokogawa DCS is one of the main control system at PT Indo Bharat Rayon. The CENTUM series DCS is used for the critical process control and monitoring purpose. The reliability of the DCS is one of the critical aspect for the plant performance and productivity. The topic will look inside the planning & maintenance system of the critical DCS so the reliability of the system can be ensured.  The industry specific inherent challenges for DCS and best maintenance practices will be discussed in the open session of the presentation.

2) Instrument Life Cycle Management

Life Cycle Management of Field Instruments play a very critical role in the plant operation and OPEX management. Planning and implementation of the routine maintenance activity in a holistic manner helps extend life of instruments and also identify the potential instruments on critical loops from unpredicted failures which impacts production or calls for unplanned maintenance activities. This paper covers the fundamental aspects of instrument life cycle management.


SPK - Mr. Bob Gill

Mr. Bob Gill

General Manager, ARC Advisory Group

Artificial Intelligence: Applications & Opportunities in the Process Industries

As plants become more and more connected through technologies like Industrial IoT, the available data related to asset integrity and operations performance rises rapidly. To make sense and profitable use of all this new data, forward-thinking process companies are increasingly looking to advanced solutions based on artificial intelligence (AI) techniques, particularly machine learning (ML). This ARC Advisory Group presentation will explore the backdrop to the AI revolution, describe the technology landscape, current solutions, target industrial applications and case studies, and also discuss likely future opportunities for artificial Intelligence in the process industries.


SPK - Mr. Rajiv Mahtolia

Mr. Rajiv Mahtolia

Vice President, PT. Indo-Rama Synthetics Tbk.

Automation and Leadership for Change

This presentation is about case study done by Yokogawa with the help of client to develop the Insight Suite AE. The software enables uses to fine tune the control algorithm and save energy and improve quality and improve bottom line. This also shows how the excellent leadership works as spring board for the success of an organization.

Change is inevitable. To keep pace with the competition an organization needs to keep innovating. Innovation can be incremental improvement  or breakthrough inventions. The innovation is top driven approach. A leader needs to provide conducive environment to facilitate ad support innovation. As  changes in innovation are high as well as gain, therefore a leader needs to take risk, listen to his people and support them. A great leader is a change agent.


SPK - Mr. Chong Nai Min

Mr. Chong Nai Min

Director, Information Technology, Singapore LNG Corporation Pte Ltd

Cyber Security Solution (inclusive of Data Diode implementation) for SLNG

The objective of the Cyber Security Solution is to minimize any data loss between the communication of Process Control and Business System; and to achieve no single point of failure for the Firewall system.

A mirrored ExaQuantum is to be used to transmit data from ICSS to Enterprise. This data communication is to be implemented via a pair of redundant Firewalls and redundant L3 Switches, and a Private DMZ.



SPK - Mr. Romora Alfry Simanjutak

Mr. Romora Alfry Simanjutak

Project and Engineering Ast. Manager, PT Socimas

Become Independent Customer Through Management of Change Implementation (MOC) with User Friendly Yokogawa System

PT Socimas as a pioneer on Oleochemical Industries in Indonesia since established in 1994 has become long partnership with Yokogawa. With 24 years in the Oleochemical Industry, Socimas will continue to improve process technology and reliability to keep on customers demand through implementation of Management of Change (MOC). With user friendly Yokogawa GUI (Graphic User Interface) can identify and instigate facility improvements: Plant Optimization; Existing and Future Bottlenecks and generating robust proposals through Management of Change with independently engineering by PT Socimas as Yokogawa Customer.

In this white paper we will share with data, how we make decision of MOC in our plant, when we needed to acquire new additional compressor and hydrogen separator in our Hydrogenation Plant. Yokogawa graphic and user friendly engineering interface helped Socimas become self-independent customer with making right decisions just in time to improve reliability of our hydrogenation plant.

I will present with data how we make decisions to improve our plant with help of Yokogawa Graphic System and become engineering independent with new Yokogawa Centum VP in PT Socimas.


SPK - Mr. Daryanto

Mr. Daryanto

Production-Technical Superintendent, PT. Nippon Shokubai

Implementation of Plant Information Management System to Improve Plant Operation

NSI is a petrochemical company that produces acrylic acid, acrylic esters and superabsorbent polymer. As the main process control system of production plant, Yokogawa CENTUM CS was utilized since first commercial production in 1998 and it was upgraded to CENTUM VP in 2012. On the other hand, we utilize Yokogawa Exaquantum as plant information management system (PIMS) since the end of 2009, where previously factory automation computer (HP YEWCOM) was terminated due to obsolete.

Exaquantum is one of the most comprehensive Plant Information Management Systems (PIMS) available for process industries. Exaquantum can acquire data from all facets of a process and transform that data into easily usable, high-value, widely distributed information. The data then becomes an integral part of the set of tools used by the business in vital decision-making processes. Exaquantum is useful to monitor plant operating conditions. Exaquantum is not only connected as data acquisition to CENTUM VP but also connected to other control system i.e. Cogeneration PLC.

Since installed, plant operating conditions can also be monitored through personal computers of concerned staffs/engineers on top of the management level. In addition, own developed application is utilized in order to easier data access from Exaquantum. There are several benefits could be gained from Exaquantum i.e. easier investigation of root cause of plant problems; estimating condition of unit operation to determine shutdown schedule; can make alarm system and calculation to support plant operation which at the time could not be generated in CENTUM VP, and used to store laboratory analysis data.


SPK - Mr. Chakorn Kraivichien

Mr. Chakorn Kraivichien

Maintenance Manager, SCG Chemicals

Challenges in Instrumentation Aging and Obsolescence Management

This presentation will address on current and future challenges in instrumentation aging and obsolescence management of a large-scale chemical plants.

Proposed solutions/Ideas for an effective execution with sustainable system in order to achieve goals with optimized cost.



SPK - Mr. Suprit Pal Singh

Mr. Suprit Pal Singh

Vice President (Projects), PT. Pamca Amara Utama

Health, Safety & Environment Protection Using Fiber Optics

Risk management and safety is crucial especially for large facilities like tanks, pipelines for hazardous substances [ammonia]. It is essential to form a risk prevention safety plan not only for facilities in the plant but also considering the surrounding areas. Failing to assemble the requirements for guaranteeing safety makes it impossible to add or expand plants, and potentially rules the company out from major business opportunities. The DTSX distributed temperature optical fiber sensor solution for leak detection whose core value lies not only in avoiding risk during operations, but also in guaranteeing safety when adding or expanding plants.



SPK - Mr. Surendran Kandasamy

Mr. Surendran Kandasamy

Principal Engineer, PETRONAS

Managing Controller Performance – Utilizing Digital Technologies and Collaborative Work Environment

PID Controllers or base layer controllers are the foundation of any plants control layer. Collectively they handle above 80% of control loops in PETRONAS assets. Optimization of the PID loops undeniably contributes to savings in production costs by providing stability to process operations, reducing wear and tear of equipment, reducing wastage of raw materials and optimizing energy and utility consumption among others. PETRONAS has over the years embarked on a journey to manage and optimize controller performance. This presentation would share the experiences and challenges of this journey and how use of Digital Technologies and creating collaborative work environments will shape the way forward to continue to optimize controller performance.


SPK - Mr. Mohamad Akhmal Ahmad Daud

Mr. Mohamad Akhmal Ahmad Daud

Instrument Engineer, Petronas Gas Berhad

Alarm Rationalization Implementation Using CAMS: To Achieve World Class Alarm System Performance

Alarm management lifecycle consist of development of philosophy, identification & rationalization, design, implementation, operation, performance monitoring, assessment, and alarm management of change. The critical stage of the alarm management lifecycle will be the rationalization process where activities of reconciling each individual alarm against the alarm principles and requirements. The exercise involves reviewing and documenting each alarm in the PMCS or as indicated in the P&ID for the particular equipment.

Bad performance of alarm rate recorded in the existing system using DCS YOKOGAWA CENTUM VP R4.02.30. More than 90,000 alarms per day recorded was way beyond the human attention and respond. Through alarm rationalization process, the total alarms per day will be improved.  

Manual alarm rationalization implementation of 16,000 total tags will experience high man-hours spending. This translates to high cost expenditure and longer lead time for completion. CAMS tremendously assist the alarm rationalization implementation process and quick quality assurance process. The world class alarm rate has been obtained after alarm rationalization implementation using CAMS performed.


SPK - Mr. Md Nurulhuda Md Saleh

Mr. Md Nurulhuda Md Saleh

Head, Instrument & Control, Engineering & Technical Services Dept., PETRONAS Gas Bhd

Implementation of Continuous Emission Monitoring System (CEMS) in PETRONAS Gas (PGB) for Complying with Clean Air Regulation

Issue – Malaysia, through Department of Environment (DOE) has gazetted revised Clean Air Regulation (CAR) in 2014 that mandates the installation of continuous measurement of emission from exhaust stacks (incinerators, boilers, combustion turbines, etc), using CEMS, and the given deadline to comply is in 2019. Historically the CEMS reliability is known to be poor, with various issues in measurement as well as sample handling and frequent components failure.

Solution – We have searched through various installation of CEMS in oil & gas installation within PETRONAS and come across a very good reference in some sites using Yokogawa IR400 analyzer and sampling system. Key issue in CEMS is the sample handling which requires removal of as much moisture/water as possible from the sample to guarantee good performance and reliability of the analyzer. The sharing will be on what are the good lessons learnt that could be shared with everybody, especially for those looking for installing CEMS and what is PGB plan in complying with the CAR 2014 requirement.


SPK - Mr. Mohd Khazani Che Muhamad Khabali

Mr. Mohd Khazani Che Muhamad Khabali

Engineer, Malakoff Power Berhad

Operation Efficiency Monitoring Using Industrial Wireless Technology

Industrial Wireless technology has enabled Malakoff Power Berhad to improve visibility into the process, at its Tanjong Bin power plant in Malaysia. Real time pressure and temperature monitoring data helps to increase operational efficiency and improve output. The wireless communication infrastructure reduces installation, maintenance and operating costs without compromising on reliability. The open standard allows compatibility with enabled devices from many vendors, thus expanding the use of wireless infrastructure into many monitoring applications. This information is utilized for optimizing maintenance scheduling and operator efficiency.


SPK - Mr. Handri Santoso, Ph.D

Mr. Handri Santoso, Ph.D

Researcher, Instrumentation & Control Engineering Specialist, IT Solution, PT. Baryon Hasta Persada, & Bandar Lampung University

The Network Resilience of Industry 4.0 from Cyber Attack

An industry revolution has taken place, which has made cyber threats more potent than at any other time in our history. As businesses seek to embrace industry 4.0, cybersecurity protection must be a top priority for Industrial Control Systems (ICS). These attacks are financially crippling, reduce production and business innovation, cost lives and even take over and control your devices.

In previous years, ICS were developed with proprietary technology and were isolated from the outside world, so physical perimeter security was deemed adequate and cyber security was not relevant. However, today the needs of digital manufacturing make many control systems use open or standardized technologies to both, reduce costs and improve performance, and employing direct communications between control and business systems.

Companies must now be proactive to secure their systems online as well as offline. This exposes vulnerabilities previously thought to affect only office and business computers, so cyber-attacks now come from both inside and outside of the industrial control system network. The problem here is that a successful cyber-attack on the ICS domain can have more severe impact than a similar incident in the IT domain. It’s clear that cyber protection needs to be a boardroom-level discussion that is given as much consideration as safety or high availability.

On this occasion where industrial 4.0 employ wireless network as their backbone, I will show you how a hacker penetrated wireless network. So that the user must take attention and aware about their network security, especially how to socialize your human resources in wireless era.


SPK - Mr. M Hakimi Yusof

Mr. M Hakimi Yusof Abu Bakar

Executive – Instrument Engineer, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd - Sabah Asset

The Road of Alarm Improvement at Sabah Oil & Gas Terminal

PETRONAS Upstream has embarked on implementation of Alarm Management in its projects and existing facilities since late 2012. This is in line with maturity of Alarm Management requirement in the company group wide. With the development of PETRONAS Technical Standard specific for Alarm Management, the Alarm Management Lifecycle and structure is standardized. Among others, following ISA 18.2 standards, the key KPI to be reported for Alarm Management is average alarm rate per hour per operator where the world class standard is 6. This KPI directly correlates to the ability of operator to detect alarm, analyze and react to it.

Following to this, Sabah Oil and Gas Terminal (SOGT) project was among the first few projects to follow lifecycle from project phase to operational phase. Even though alarm rationalization exercise was carried out during the HUC stage, upon commissioning and handover of the facility to operation, the average alarm rate is still very high; as high as 1841 alarm per hour. SOGT Alarm Management Team was established and took the challenge to bring the operation to a safer state and drive alarm management to reach world class standard.

Various initiatives were implemented to achieve the objective. This includes; review the alarm philosophy, review alarm rationalization recommendation, review DCS engineering and configuration, review and resolving bad actors and review of alarm handling. Additionally, alarm reporting tools was also installed as part of the alarm improvement program. All of this initiatives were implemented in most cost efficient manner possible. During the execution work, there are various improvements that can be done in Yokogawa Centum VP DCS to inculcate the requirement for alarm management. More of this will be discussed during the presentation.

At the end of 2017, completion of major initiatives on Alarm Management at SOGT has led to significant improvement on its alarm KPI. SOGT is now operating with average alarm rate of 8 and still trending down. World class standards in achievable with continuous effort from the team. This goes to shows that with ‘Focused Execution’ from the alarm management team members, utilization of available resources and improvement in existing system, we may improve the facility alarm management performance and deliver world class result!