Ir Ravi menon was a consultant working for the MALAYSIA PALM  OIL BOARD from 1997 to August 2017

 

RESUME

 

Ir. N. Ravi  Menon, P.Eng.

 

B.Eng (Mech), M.Eng. Liverpool (Steam &Power Plants), M.I.E.M., M.M.I.M.

1st Grade Steam Engineer                      

                          Updated: March 2017

 

 

A.  PERSONAL PARTICULAR

 

Full Name

Ravindranathan   N. Narayana Menon

 

   

 

 

 

           

 

B. ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS.

 

1

 

Cambridge University GCE ‘O’ Level- passed in 1959,

 St.Anthony’s School, Teluk Intan and English College, Johore Bahru

 

2

B.Sc. Mech. Engineering, 5 year integrated ( Mechanical, electrical/civil) course-Govt. Engineering  College, Trichur,  Kerala University, India.

 

3

M. Engineering (Wet Steam, nuclear power plants, IC Engines& Jet propulsion systems ,  Power Plants)  University of Liverpool, United Kingdom.

 

 

C. PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

1

 

1st Grade Steam Engineer(Malaysia)

 

2

Diploma in Palm oil Milling Technology & Management (MOPGC)

 

3

Member of Institute of Management, Malaysia (M.M.I.M).

 

4

Member of Institute of Engineers, Malaysia ( M.I.E.M) 

 

5

Professional Engineer (Mechanical), Board of Eng. Malaysia (P.E)

 

 

 

D .  AREAS  OF EXPERTISE

 

1

 

Palm Oil Mill design & Commissioning. Training Engineers in mill design. Consultation work done for a number of mills in Malaysia (W. Malaysia, Sabah &Sarawak) and Indonesia (Sumatra, Pulau Belitong, Papua and Kalimantan) as visiting Engineer.

 

2

Conducted   a number of due diligence reports on mills for potential investors in Malaysia and Indonesia

 

3

Renewable energy power plants- all aspects of economic and technical evaluation, design and consultancy work including carbon credits.

 

4

Palm Oil Mill management including administration, operation & maintenance and problem solving for efficiency enhancement. Involved in lectures on palm oil mill project planning, mill infra structure and also training of palm oil mill engineers on palm oil mill design

 

5

Some aspects of Rubber Factory , Latex Concentrate , Dynat , Crepe, SMR 10 , Dynat S.

 

6

Tea Factory Machinery maintenance/modification.

 

7

Design and operation of Activated Carbon factory.

 

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Design of Power Plants including Renewable Energy Power Plants using Palm oil Biomass- UNDP Project. “BioGen Programme Manager” under UNDP-GEF for RE power Development in Malaysia. Seconded to Malaysia Energy centre  as  Project Manager, from February 2003- Component 4, Biogen to develop the first biomass-based grid connected Full Scale Model Power Plant in Malaysia.

 

Peer reviewer for scientific journal. Editing assignments for research papers, thesis etc

 

Lead auditor for RSPO, MPOB’s Code of Good Milling Practice , MSPO lecturer for lead auditor’s training course. Biodiesel certification work as professional Engineer

 

Lecturer for MPOB’s Diploma in Milling and management, Mill design project lecturer for DPOM course

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Vast experience as lecturer in all aspects of palm oil operation and maintenance as well as working knowledge of agronomy for boosting palm oil mill extraction efficiency

 

 

E.  CURRENT ACTIVITIES  - JUNE 1997 ONWARD

 

Senior Research Fellow, Technical Expert (Green Technology Financial scheme),  CDM Technical Committee. MPOB Lead auditor for mills, estates

 

(i)                  From 1997 at Malaysian Palm Oil Board (Previously Pam Oil Research Institute Malaysia), Ministry of Plantation Industry & Commodities, Malaysia.

 

(ii)                Job also involves the publication of ‘Engineering Bulletin’ –a MPOB journal disseminating latest development on new innovations and new technologies to the palm oil industry.

 

(iii)               Research Consultant on Palm Oil Milling & design

 

(iv)              Training officer for Palm Oil Mill Engineers Diploma Course-milling & management. Designing, commissioning & Due Diligence -Palm Oil Mills.

 

(v)               Lead auditor for conducting code of practice ( similar to RSPO) under the government for certifying palm oil mills on sustainability of the industry, food safety and quality.

 

(vi)              Technical expert for Malaysia Green Energy Corporation (Previously Malaysia Energy Centre) for recommending loans to entrepreneurs who wish to set up green energy power plants. Member of the CDM Technical committee, (Ministry of  Energy

 

(vii)            Training of technical & research personnel - Electrical , Mechanical and  Processing. Total Predictive Maintenance

 

(viii)           Research consultancy. Advisory role in research projects

 

(ix)             MSPO technical committee for drafting the Malaysia Standards for sustainable palm oil and also MBOM code of practice for palm oil mills.

 

 

F. PAST WORK EXPERIENCE. (RECENT ONE FIRST)

 

Freelance Consultancy/ lecture

Due diligence, mill design

 

Malaysian Palm Oil Board

 

 

From 15 august 2017 ongoing

 

 

From 1997 to 14 August 2017

Kumpulan Guthrie Berhad. (1977-1996)

 

as Process Engineer, Maintenance Engineer, Manager, Group Engineer

National Electricity Board Of Malaysia.(1967 -1976)

Boiler house engineer, Assistant shift charge engineer. Resigned to pursue post graduate degree in Liverpool University, United Kingdom.

 

Ramunia Bauxite Mine.

Mechanical Engineer from 1967 (6 months)

 

 

 

 

G. BEST IN  (in terms of expertise)

 

1.      Consultancy work for government, government agencies, large plantation companies and banks particularly world banks, which are seriously considering investment the setting up of grid connected green energy power generation plants.

 

2.       Training of personnel involved in green energy power generation in all aspects of power generation from calorific values of biomass fuel through relevant thermodynamic cycle analysis until grid connection if economically viable. Have excellent knowledge of thermodynamics.

 

3.      Intensive lecturing experience in in all aspects of palm oil milling

 

4.      Complete palm oil mill design with integrated renewable energy power plant, either grid connected or as island system.

 

5.      Technical review of project consultant’s proposals for detailed analysis and certification on its accuracy before a bank decides to invest fund in expensive renewable energy generation projects. Overseeing progress of project.

 

6.      Computation of detailed technical due diligence reports on palm oil mills and power plants with reasonably accurate evaluation of their current values.

 

7.      Technical report writing for publication in journals as well as for preparing speeches for ministers etc.

 

8.      MPOB Code of Practice auditing: Lead Auditor Mills /estate

 

 

H. OTHERS- LANGUAGES

 

 

 

Spoken

 

English, Malay, Indonesian, Tamil, Malayalam, Hindi

 

Written

English, Malay, Malayalam, Hindi, Sanskrit