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Technical Talk [2CPD]: Micro Vibration Monitoring & Structural Engineering for Vibration Sensitivity Equipment

From April 23, 2020 6:00 pm until April 23, 2020 8:00 pm
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EM Approved

CPD/PDP Hours: 2

Ref. No.: IEM20/PG/075/T


Technical Talk on:

Micro Vibration Monitoring & Structural Engineering for Vibration Sensitivity Equipment

(In collaboration with Institution of Mechanical Engineers [IMechE])

Date           :           23 April 2020

Time           :           6.00pm – 8.00pm

Venue         :           IEM Penang Secretariat

                               1-04-02, E-Gate, Lebuh Tunku Kudin2, 11700 Gelugor, Penang



Miniaturization of electronics, optical and telecommunication hardware demands equally sophisticated production, testing and measurement equipment. It would be a costly setback if production yield is compromised due to excessive vibration of the production floor. It is therefore common for sensitive equipment to have vibration serviceability requirements for successful operation.

This presentation first introduces generic vibration criteria, published by SPIE in 1991, that are conveniently used to classify vibration levels and their relevance to different types of vibration sensitive equipment. Audience will be introduced to the suitable hardware and software needed to measure, acquire, process and assess the vibration levels. The fundamentals of dynamic response of engineering structures and the common types of vibration sources will then be reviewed. The speaker will also discuss the use of finite element analysis (FEA), a highly valuable design and engineering tool, to study the resonance and dynamic response of the building subjected to different vibrational excitations, by means of modal, harmonic, transient analyses.

Finally, the challenges and limitations for addressing vibration serviceability using current approach are deliberated.


Speaker Biodata

Ir Dr Tang Kok Cheong (KC)

After receiving his 1st Class BEng in Aeronautical Engineering (1994) and PhD in Mechanical Engineering (1998) from the University of Salford, UK, he worked as a consultant for an engineering consultancy firm south of London, UK, for over 10 years.

He relocated back to Malaysia in 2010 and joined a regional technical training company before founding his own company in 2013 to offer finite element analysis (FEA), computational fluid dynamics (CFD), and vibration control engineering services to clients in the UK and South East Asia.

As a professional engineer and an engineering simulation specialist, he has undertaken and managed over 100 engineering consultancy projects for clients in oil and gas, biomedical, environment and energy, electrical and electronics, defence, nuclear and other industries.

He has also delivered over 100 standard and customised FEA and CFD training courses in the UK over his engineering career.


Professional Affiliation

  • Chartered Engineer and member of Institution of Mechanical Engineers UK (CEng, MIMechE)
  • NAFEMS Professional Simulation Engineer (PSE), Advanced Level
  • Professional Engineer (PE) of Board of Engineers Malaysia
  • Companion Member of The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia




  • Closing Date: Registration should reach us latest by 20 April 2020 or when registration is full, whichever is earlier.
  • Walk-in registration will only be accepted if vacant seat is available.
  • Registered participant fails to attend, the fee paid will not be refunded. In the event a representative has been sent to attend, the representative must be a member of the same grade, otherwise the difference in registration fee must be paid before admission is allowed.
  • Attendance by representative will not be issued with the Certificate of Attendance.
  • All participants are to present their NRIC card for verification upon signing for attendance.


Registration with Payment: on a ‘first-come-first-served’ basis.


IEM Student

IEM Graduate

IEM Member

Non-IEM Member

Senior IEM Member

(> 65 years)


RM 20

RM 30

RM 60


Payment Mode

Internet banking (GIRO) / Cash  / Cheque make payable to “The Institution of Engineers Malaysia” and bank-in to : CIMB BANK Account #: 80 0762026 7

*** Please e-mail Registration Form together with payment slip to us for our confirmation.



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Banking Info



Bank Account Number: 80-0762026-7

Account Name: The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia