Research & Technology Innovations

International Programmes 

 

MEDEA Project

Regional Cooperation in the Area of Metrology in Asia – Organised by PTB

(“Metrology: Enabling Developing Economies within Asia”: MEDEA)

The networks of APMP (Asia Pacific Metrology Program) and APLMF (Asia-Pacific Legal Metrology Forum) assume crucial functions regarding the development of metrology in the developing economies of the region. 

An active participation in these networks is of considerable importance in order to keep up with the latest developments and to ensure internationally recognized certification procedures, especially for developing economies with limited bilateral specialist contacts.

APMP and APLMF can significantly contribute to the development, harmonization and international recognition of the national metrology systems (potential) by providing specific offers for National Metrology Institutes (NMIs) and Legal Metrology Authorities (LMAs) in the developing economies in Asia.

 

Expected Outcomes of the Project

Outcome 1 PMP and APLMF have developed and implemented capacity development instruments geared to the needs of developing economies.

Outcome 2 NMIs and LMAs (Legal Metrology Authorities) from developing economies are able to meet the criteria for international recognition and to implement international good practices.

Outcome 3 The mutual support and cooperation between the members of APMP and APLMF for the development of metrology systems in developing economies has been strengthened.

Outcome 4 The cooperation between APMP and APLMF as well as the cooperation with other regional networks has increased.

 

  • Assigned Budget: 2 million EUR
  • Project Duration: January 2014 to December 2017

 


Sea-eu-net – info in progress

 

 

International Comparison

 

National Metrology Laboratory actively participated and coordinated international comparison.

 

 The BIPM key comparison database

 
  Key Comparison 

 

 No

Intercomparison Coding

Metrology Area

Measurand and parameter description

Year of measurement/
participation

1

APMP.AUV.V-K1

Acoustics, Ultrasound, and Vibration, Vibration

Vibration acceleration

Amplified charge sensitivity

Frequency: 10 Hz to 10 kHz

1996 - 1997

2

APMP.M.P-K6

Mass, Pressure

Effective area of a piston-cylinder Unit Pressure: 20 kPa to 105 kPa

1998 - 2001

3

APMP.M.P-K7

Mass, Pressure

Pressure measurements in oil (gauge mode)

Pressure: 10 MPa to 100 MPa

2002 - 2004

4

APMP.EM-K6.a

Electricity and Magnetism

AC Voltage, Current, Power, and AC/DC Transfer

AC/DC Transfer

Voltage: 3 V
Frequency: 1 kHz, 20 kHz, 100 kHz and 1 MHz

2000 - 2003

5

APMP.AUV.A-K1

Acoustics, Ultrasound, and Vibration

Comparison of laboratory standard microphone calibrations.

Sound pressure.

Frequency: 63 Hz to 8 kHz

2004 - 2005

6

APMP.M.M-K1

Mass, Mass Standards

Comparison of mass standards

Mass: 1 kg

1999 - 2001

7

APMP.L-K1

Length, Dimensional Metrology

Gauge blocks by interferometry

Central length: 0.5 mm to 100 mm

2001 - 2002

8

APMP.L-K2

Length, Dimensional Metrology

Long gauge blocks from 200 to 500 mm

Length: 200 mm, 250 mm and 500 mm

2000 - 2002

9

APMP.M.M-K2

Mass, Mass Standards

Comparison of mass standards

Mass: 100 mg, 2 g, 20 g, 500 g and 10 kg

2004 - 2007

10

APMP.EM-K4.1

Electricity and Magnetism, Capacitance

Comparison of capacitors

Capacitance: 10 pF

Frequency: 1592 Hz

2004 - 2006

11

APMP.L-K1.1

Length, Dimensional Metrology

Gauge blocks by interferometry

Central length: 0.5 mm to 100 mm

2005 - 2006

12

APMP.T-K3

Thermometry, Standard Platinum Resistance Thermometers

Realizations of the ITS-90 from 234.3 K to 692.7 K

Temperature: 234.3 K to 692.7 K

2000 - 2003

13

APMP.T-K6

Thermometry, Humidity

Comparison of humidity standards: dew point temperature

Temperature: -60 °C to 20 °C, with 5 °C step

1999 - 2001

14

APMP.L-K11

Length, Laser Frequencies

Comparison of primary wavelength standards

Absolute frequency of the reference component of the recommended radiation at wavelength 633 nm for the practical realization of the definition of the metre

2004

15

APMP.L-K4

Length, Dimensional Metrology

Diameter standards

Internal diameter: 5 mm to 100 mm
External diameter: 2 mm to 100 mm

2008 - 2010

16

APMP.AUV.A-S1

Acoustics, Ultrasound, and Vibration, Acoustics

Comparison of sound calibrators

Sound pressure level: 94 dB and 114 dB

Frequency: 31.5 Hz to 16000 Hz

2008 - 2010

17

APMP.EM.BIPM-K11.3

Electricity and Magnetism, DC Voltage and Current

DC voltage, Zener diode

DC voltage: 1.018 V and 10 V

2009 - 2011

18

APMP.L-S3

Length, Dimensional Metrology

Gauge block by mechanical comparison

Central length of gauge block
Steel: 1 mm, 5 mm, 10 mm, 50 mm and 100 mm
Tungsten carbide: 1 mm, 5 mm, 10 mm, 50 mm and 100 mm

2006 - 2009

19

APMP.EM-S8

Electricity and Magnetism, DC Voltage and Current

Comparison on digital multimeter

DC voltage, current and resistance
AC voltage and current

2011 - 2013

20

APMP.EM-K2

Electricity and Magnetism, Resistance

Comparison of resistance standards

Resistance: 10 megaohms and 1 gigaohm 

2010 - 2011

21

APMP.EM-S7

Electricity and Magnetism, Capacitance

Comparison of capacitors

Capacitance: 100 pF

Frequency: 1.592 kHz, 1 kHz

2003 - 2006

22

APMP.EM.RF-K8.CL

Electricity and Magnetism, Radio frequencies

Power in 50 ohm coaxial lines

Calibration factor

Frequency: 10 MHz, 50 MHz, 1 GHz, 4 GHz, 8 GHz, 12 GHz, 15 GHz, and 18 GHz

2012 - 2013

23

APMP.T-K4

Thermometry, Fixed Point Cells

Comparison of local realizations of Aluminium freezing-point temperatures

Temperature: 660.323 °C

2003 - 2005

24

APMP.T-S3

Thermometry, Industrial thermometry

Comparison of industrial thermometers

Temperature: -40 °C to 250 °C

2004

25

APMP.M.P-K7.1

Mass, Pressure

Pressure measurements in oil (gauge mode)

Pressure: 10 MPa to 100 MPa

2007

26

APMP.EM-K5.1

Electricity and Magnetism, AC Voltage, Current, Power, and AC/DC Transfer

AC power at 50 Hz/60 Hz
Voltage: 120 V
Current: 5 A
Frequency: 53 Hz

Power factor: 1.0, 0.5 Lead, 0.5 Lag, 0.0 Lead, 0.0 Lag

2010 - 2013

27

APMP.T-S11

Thermometry, Pyrometry

Local realization of radiation thermometer scale from indium point to 2000 °C.

Temperatures from 156 °C to 2000 °C, and indium, tin, zinc, aluminium, silver and copper points

2013 - 2016

28

APMP.T-S12

Thermometry, Pyrometry

Local realization of radiation thermometer scale from silver point to 2800 °C

Temperature: 960 °C to 2800 °C

2013 - 2016

29

APMP.PR-K4

Photometry and Radiometry, Photometry

Luminous flux

2006 - 2007

30

APMP.T-S1

Thermometry, Thermocouples

Comparison using Type R thermocouples

Temperature: 0 °C to 1100 °C

2005 - 2006

31

APMP.T-K7

Thermometry, Fixed Point Cells

Comparison of water triple point cells

Temperature: 273.16 K

2007 - 2009

32

APMP.PR-K3.a

Photometry and Radiometry, Photometry

Luminous intensity in cd

2012 - 2014

  

  Bilateral Comparison – info in progress

 

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We have developed various automated systems and pilot plants for application in high-growth industries such as agriculture, construction, bioplastics, renewable energy and robotics.

 

 Our award-winning innovations in medical, energy and environmental technologies are characterised by high barriers-to-entry to ensure your competitive advantage.

SIRIM's R&D is directed towards current and future market demands. The products we have developed have all undergone rigourous economic feasibility studies and are ready-for-market.

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About Us

The national measurement system has been strengthened by the National Measurement System Act 2007 (Act 675) and the revised Weights and Measures Act 1972 (Act 71). Act 675 plays an important role as an umbrella act for all measurement legislations and provides uniformity in the measurement based on International System of Units (SI Units).

  • Represent Malaysia as member of Metre Convention and CIPM-MRA under Ministry of Foreign Affairs, signed in 2001.
  • As National Measurement Standards Laboratory (NMSL) under the provision of the National Measurement System Act 2007 on 15 Feb 2008.
  • As Custodian of Weights and Measures under the provision of the Weights and Measures Act 1972 by Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism.
  • As the keeper of Malaysia's Primary Physical Standards of Measurement by Malaysian Government through Cabinet Note H226/92 dated 5 Aug 1992.
  • As competent laboratory for verification of smoke meters and tinted glass by the Malaysian Road Transport Department through Road Transport Department Ordinance on 29 May 2001.
  • As competent laboratory for verification of breath analyzers, radar guns and tint meters by Royal Malaysia Police in 1987.
  • As competent laboratory for calibration and approval of custody transfer equipment by Royal Malaysian Customs through Petroleum Order No. 7 on 30 Dec 1999 for accurate tax purposes.
  • As competent laboratory for measurement and calibration of AES system by Ministry of Transport on 11 Oct 2012.
  • As National Mirror Committee (NMC) for ISO/REMCO by Standards Malaysia on 20 June 2013.
  • Direct involvement for ASEAN Common Time under ASEAN Economic Community Initiative which will be implemented in 2015 through the Cabinet Meeting on 17 Dec 2014.

 

  • Realize, establish and maintain the National Measurement Standards.
  • Disseminate units of measurement that are traceable to the National Measurement Standards.
  • Maintain or cause to be maintained the coordinated universal time.
  • Carry out research and to develop measurement technology and measurement standards.
  • Approve the patterns of measuring instruments.
  • Co-ordinate and promote the national measurement system.
  • Assist the Council on matters relating to measurement technology and measurement standards.
  • Publish and disseminate technical information relating to measurement technology and measurement standards. 

Key Activities of National Metrology Laboratory 

The list of key activities are: 



Metrology Education Programmes

This course provides participants the awareness and understanding of what a measurement and calibration system constitutes. Scope coverage include theory and practical of measurement & calibration, and measurement uncertainty. 


Programmes: 

Quality

  • Calibration and Measurement System
  • Introduction to Evaluation of Measurement Uncertainty using ISO GUM
 








Electrical

  • Time & Frequency Measurement
  • Calibration of Multimeter
  • RF and Microwave Power Measurement
  • Evaluation of Uncertainty of Measurement in Electrical Measurement and Calibration
  • Calibration of Vibration Sensors
  • Calibration of Vibration Machine/Testing System (on-site)
NML Electrical

Flow

  • Petroleum Storage Tank Calibration
  • Liquid Flow Measurement
  • Natural Gas Flow Measurement
  • Prover Tanks Calibration
  • Uncertainty in Fluid Flow Measurement

 

Mechanical

  • Mass: mass standard, weighing balance
  • Pressure: pressure gauge, deadweight pressure balance
  • Force: force measuring devices
  • Dimensional: Length - calipers, micrometers and dial gauges;
  • Line scale - measuring rules and tapes
  • Calibration of gauge blocks by comparison method

 

Thermophysical

  • Thermometers - platinum resistance, Pt100, thermocouple, infrared liquid-in-glass, heat enclosure
  • Humidity: temperature & relative humidity sensors
  • Density: calipers, hydrometer, density meter, liquid’s density
  • Viscosity: glass capillary, rotational viscometer, viscosity cup
 


Chemistry

  • Legal metrology: Rice moisture, alcohol analyzer, gas analyzer
  • Analytical method validation
  • Gas Metrology
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonances (NMR) spectroscopy
  • pH measurement
  • Gas composition by gas chromatography
  • Organic analysis by using gas chromatograph method
  • Analysis of metal in herbs by ICP-MS
 


  


Verification
Is intended to check if a product/service/system meets a set of initial design requirements/specifications/regulations

Example:

  • Electrical: smoke meter, stopwatch,
  • Flow:   pipe prover, compact prover, prover tank, master meter, vertical/storage tank, pipelines, glass measuring cylinders
  • Mechanical: standard weight, standard ruler, meter comparator
  • Chemistry: evidential breath analyser, gas detectors

 

Auditor to 3rd party companies that carry our verification jobs
  • Involve with primary instrument
  • Check and endorse the data produced on-site and report





 

 


Validation
Intended to check if development of validation procedures for a product/ service/system meets initial requirements, specifications and regulations. Usually involve with custody transfer transaction between different entities

Example, for the field of Flow:
  • Legal Metrology as per stated in Custom Act 1967 and Excise Act 1976
  • Flow reference standard – Liquid Metering System & Gas Metering System
  • Witness 3rd party companies that carry our validation jobs
  • Type of Owners:-
    • Petroleum Exploration Company
    • Petroleum Exploration Plant & Offshore
    • Vendor/main contractor company that has been awarded Oil & Gas project
    • Gas Management Company




Others:-

  • Involve with secondary instrument/systems
  • Endorse data/report produced

 

 

Calibration
NML-SIRIM, as the national measurement institute for Malaysia undertakes the secondary roles in propagating good measurement practice and providing measurement and calibration services to the accredited laboratories under SAMM scheme, the regulatory agencies and academia.

 

 


Consultancy
NML-SIRIM also provides consultancy services on specialized measurement projects based on request

 Requests may come from:

  • Government/Private departments/agencies/companies planning to set-up measurement and calibration laboratories
  • Government/Private departments/agencies/companies developing measurement and calibration facilities
  • Government/Private laboratories seeking for ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation.
 

 


Pattern Approval
NML-SIRIM, as a Custodian of Weights and Measures is responsible to conduct pattern approval of new instruments for trade purposes

  • Pattern in relation to measuring instrument, includes the design of the measuring instrument.
  • Pattern approval: the process by which NML examines the pattern (design) of an instrument to ensure that it is fit for use for trade or other legal purposes, in such a way that it is expected to provide reliable measurement results within the maximum permissible error (MPE) over a range of operating conditions.
  • On the successful completion of the evaluation a Pattern Approval Certificate is issued, which means the instrument may be used for trade purposes.



 

 

 


Proficiency Testing / Measurement Audit
Inter-laboratory comparison programmes that provide:

Objective evidence that the participating laboratories are competent means to the accredited laboratories in improving their measurement and calibration techniques. 

Aim of PT/MA programmes: 

  • Building and maintaining mutual confidence in the technical competence of accredited laboratories in the related field
  • Ensuring good quality services for their customers throughout the country

 

Running of PT/MA programmes: 

  • PT – organized by NML-SIRIM on yearly basis covering all technical fields of metrology including Electrical, Thermophysical, Mechanical, Flow Metrology
  • MA – based on request

 

    

 

 


Technical Collaboration

  Optimisation of fuel dispenser verification
    (Kementerian Perdagangan Dalam Negeri, Koperasi & Kepenggunaan dan Metrology Corporation Malaysia)

  Detection Mechanism for Computer Controlled Software Manipulation 
    (Kementerian Perdagangan Dalam Negeri, Koperasi & Kepenggunaan dan Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia)

  Photovoltaic/thermal solar collector 
    (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia)

  Development of low-cost time-transfer system for traceable time and frequency APMP TCTF, NMIA (Project leader), NPLI, NIMT    

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SIRIM Industrial Research

SIRIM provides timely and focused research and innovative technologies that brings about improvements, impacts and competitive advantages to the Malaysian industry. Our industrial R&D activities span a full range of technologies and solutions with commercial potential in energy and environmental technologies, plant and machinery expertise and medical technology. Our experts integrate different engineering fields to develop innovative solutions for our customers.

 

Flagships

 

Technology Centre

Environment Technology

Machinery Technology

 System Design

Industrial Biotechnology

Helping businesses balance growth with environmental accountability

End-to-end solutions for engineering and machinery design

Technologies in intelligent systems, automation and plant design

Develop products biologically safe on the environment and society

       
   

 Nanotechnology

 Bio Medical

 Sensor

 Industrial Design

 

 

 

State-of-the-art facilities for designing and modelling products

       
       
Bio-NG Energy Management


 
 

 



Industrial technologies for innovative business

Industrialising the nation

Fostering national competitiveness through leadership in plant and machinery technologies and solutions.

Malaysia's Machinery and Equipment (M&E) industry has been identified as a major factor in the country's transformation towards becoming a high-income nation. The development of the M&E industry will hinge upon the quality and capabilities of home-grown components and machines.

Local manufacturers require engineering support to give their plant and machinery technologies a competitive edge on the world stage. When Malaysian-made machinery inspires confidence globally, the country's reliance on expensive imports will decline and its industrial sectors will become much more competitive.

Mechanisation, automation, modern production technologies and innovative designs will be crucial factors in spearheading Malaysian industries as they move up the value chain. A wide range of engineering disciplines will be needed to upgrade our plants and machinery while ensuring that Malaysian companies achieve the highest international standards for safety, reliability and quality.

 

END-TO-END SOLUTIONS ACROSS THE VALUE CHAIN 

 

TOWARDS HOMEGROWN INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS

At SIRIM, we offer end-to-end design and engineering solutions for the entire lifecycle of your product, whether it is manufactured, harvested or processed.

We can assist businesses in any industry with our expertise and experience in product design and modelling, digitising and reverse engineering, rapid prototyping and tooling, metalworking and foundry work, machine design, plant design, industrial automation, embedded system design and RFID technology applications. Our experts support you with research and development, technical services, and SIRIM's expertise in standards and quality.

Contact us now to find out more about our services in:

  • Contract research
  • Commercialisation and commercial partnerships
  • Technology licensing
  • Technical and consultancy services
  • Training and technology transfer
  • Collaborative research and development work

 

YOUR COMPETITIVE EDGE

SIRIM has a wide range of engineering, design and testing capabilities to help enterprises in key areas. Our industrial technologies and solutions for plants, machinery, automation, intelligent systems and RFID can be applied to various industries including agriculture, construction, manufacturing and line assembly.

Design & Modelling

SIRIM's industrial designers and engineers use state-of-the-art facilities for designing and modeling products.

  • Product design
  • Computer-aided design (CAD)
  • Computer-aided manufacturing (CAM)
  • Engineering analysis
  • Rapid prototyping and tooling
  • Digitising and reverse engineering
  • Engineering analysis and computer-aided engineering (CAE)

 

Machine Design

Our experts can design machineries for both large and small industrial applications.

  • Heavy and light machinery
  • Industrial automation systems
  • Robotics applications
  • Precision manufacturing systems
  • Specialised and custom machine design
  • Indigenising and cost-reduction of imported machines
  • Assembly systems

 

Plant Engineering

We can design plants that meet regulatory requirements as well as best practices and quality systems.

  • Process simulation and scale-up
  • Quality and process safety
  • Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
  • Halal compliance
  • Process optimization

 

System Design

We can design automation systems that improve operational efficiency using current technologies and techniques.

  • Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) applications
  • Electronics and intelligent systems (embedded solutions)
  • Firmware and middleware
  • Electronic prototyping

 

Tooling & Component Development

We can engineer new tools and components for making new products.

  • Foundry technology services
  • Mould and die making
  • Tooling design and fabrication
  • Machining and component development
  • Mould and die design and making
  • Laser cutting
  • Machining of large components (double column machining)
  • Specialised components for the oil and gas industry

 

BENEFIT FROM OUR EXPERTISE

SIRIM has successfully developed solutions for many key commercial sectors. These solutions draw upon engineering capabilities and knowledge across all our areas of expertise. SIRIM is ready to work with private enterprises as well as funding agencies on research projects that are crucial to the needs of tomorrow.

GMP And Halal Manufacturing Systems

  • Training and consultation
  • Developing a halal/ GMP/HACCCP system
  • Product development
  • Testing of product and packaging
  • Packaging and branding

 

Oil Palm Industry Mechanisation

  • Mesocarp slicer
  • Grabber-and-cutter for harvesting oil palm bunches
  • Integrated oil palm harvester
  • Seed production and integrated tracking system

 

Seaweed Industry Innovations

  • Seahook, seacut and sealock systems
  • Solar thermal drying systems for marine products

 

THE SIRIM ADVANTAGE

  • End-to-end solutions: With over 40 years of experience as the national research and technology development body, we offer customers comprehensive capabilities in R&D, design and engineering, and standards, all under one roof. Our solutions cover the entire product life cycle from ideation to commercialisation.

  • Multi-disciplinary synergy: Our industrial R&D activities span a full range of technologies and solutions with commercial potential in energy and environmental technologies, plant and machinery expertise and medical technology. Our experts integrate different engineering fields to develop innovative solutions for our customers.

  • Customer-driven: SIRIM's solutions are tailored to the needs of modern enterprises. We combine technological innovation with business-oriented disciplines to deliver products and services that are relevant to the marketplace. We stay up-to-date with emerging trends and opportunities and are committed to delivering quality services to our clients.

  • Standards expertise: We are the national standards development agency and we also serve as the WTO/TBT enquiry point in Malaysia. Our extensive expertise in standards, certification and regulatory compliance help ensure that your products meet the international standards and requirements of global markets.

Innovative technologies for the healthcare industry

Towards smarter healthcare

Home-grown solutions for drug delivery systems, implants/prostheses and
medical equipment.
 

The average lifespan of Malaysians has increased from 63 years to 74 years due to rapid improvements in the country's healthcare systems. As the country's population ages, the healthcare sector will come under increasing pressure to deliver more cost effective products and services. Indeed, the Malaysian healthcare market was worth USD 2.25 billion in 2012 and is expected to grow to USD 3.65 billion by 2018.

Through the utilisation of more home-grown medical technologies, our medical institutions and industries can become less reliant on expensive foreign made devices and solutions and improve their competitiveness. 

The opportunities in the medical industry are vast. SIRIM is at the forefront of the effort to develop Malaysia's national medical technology capabilities as well as other biomedical innovations. 

END-TO-END SOLUTIONS ACROSS THE VALUE CHAIN

 

MALAYSIAN technologies. INTERNATIONAL standards.

SIRIM offers a wide scope of capabilities in research, development, design and engineering to help the healthcare industry find new medical solutions. We also offer consulting and technical services throughout the value chain to support businesses in the medical device industry.


Our medical technology researchers have incorporated high-technology innovations within three primary areas of focus: drug delivery systems, implants/ prostheses, and medical equipment and devices. We have several medical and healthcare solutions in these areas that are ready for scale-up and commercialisation with more in the pipeline. Our multidisciplinary expertise in advanced materials, radio frequency identification (RFID), nanotechnology, biotechnology and bio-modelling is all available under one roof.

Your competitive edge

SIRIM researchers have made important advances in the areas of drug delivery systems, implants/ prostheses and medical equipment over the years. Many of these innovative technologies are available for licensing and commercialisation. If you have an idea we might not yet have explored, we would love to hear from you.

DRUG Delivery systems

All drug delivery systems and implants/prostheses are developed and tested according to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) guidelines in line with ISO 13485 Medical Device requirements.

  • Nano-based drug delivery (dendrimer and hyperbranched Polymer)
  • Implantable biodegradable polymers for site-specific drug delivery

  • Microcapsules

  • Antimicrobial coatings

  • Medicated implants 

  • Implantable drug-filled biochips 

  • Active targeted drug delivery with biomedical imaging 

  • Transdermal patches


Implants/prostheses

We combine our expertise in biomaterials and medical science to create new techniques and solutions for making better implants and prostheses.

  • Bone implants

  • Dental implants

 

Medical equipment

SIRIM researchers and engineers develop home-grown medical equipment to make healthcare more efficient and affordable for Malaysians. Our current and future projects include:

  • e-Heart

  • Drug authentication system using RFID technology

  • Customised accessories for wheelchair

  • Portable dialysis machines

  • Diagnostic equipment.

Intelligent solutions for a sustainable future

Answer tomorrow's challenges today

Supporting the nation's move towards renewable energy and environmental sustainability.

Like the rest of the world, Malaysia needs to achieve greater energy independence and efficiency through the use of renewable energy sources such as solar energy, wind energy and biofuels. At the same time, it is important to find innovative ways to mitigate climate change and conserve the integrity of our natural environment through ecodesign solutions and environmental technologies. Malaysia is adopting a voluntary national reduction indicator of up to 40% in terms of GDP emission intensity by 2020 compared with 2005 levels. This move towards greater environmental sustainability is a tremendous opportunity for businesses interested in participating in the green economy. As one of the country's leading energy and environmental technology research institutes, SIRIM is ready to do its part to answer tomorrow's challenges today.

 

End-To-End Solutions Across The Value Chain

GREEN TECHNOLOGIES FOR MALAYSIAN BUSINESSES.

SIRIM conducts strategic research and development of innovative technologies that support national economic growth by finding ways to mitigate climate change and ensure a clean environment. Our renewable energy and environmental protection services are accepted globally, and are divided into four priority areas.

  • Energy generation

  • Energy storage

  • Eco-product development

  • Environmental technologies

We adopt a multidisciplinary approach to our technological solutions, which integrate our various platform technologies. Whatever your market sector, we source the necessary domain competencies

 

YOUR COMPETITIVE EDGE

As communities are becoming increasingly affected by climate change impacts, SIRIM is focusing on initiatives and actions to support the growth of industries and businesses that contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation, environmental conservation and human health. We concentrate on key areas where our expertise and capabilities can deliver maximum benefits to help enterprises in a wide range of industries.

 

Energy Generation

We are equipped with wide-ranging facilities and expertise to deliver appropriate technologies and strategies in the area of bioenergy, hybrid and micro-hydro energy.

  • Renewable Energy Resource Map and Applications
  • Biogas production
  • Photovoltaic performance monitoring for Feed-in Tariff (FiT)
  • Hybrid energy (solar and wind) supply for remote locations
  • Micro-Hydro generation
  • Energy management

 

Energy Storage

Energy storage is essential for electric vehicles and renewable energy applications. SIRIM is ready to lend its expertise in energy storage technologies for use in all sectors.

  • Electrochemical Battery Testing and Analysis
  • Electrochemical Battery Management System
  • Power Back-up Systems design and management
  • Materials formulation and Prototyping (lithium ion batteries and supercapacitors)
  • Training courses on Electrochemical Energy Storage Handling and Safety

 

Eco-Product Development

At SIRIM, we find innovative ways to make your systems and products more eco-friendly. Our Eco-Product Development focus area covers Ecodesign, Ecomaterials and Product Safety Assessment.

  • Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) applications (including Carbon Footprinting)
  • Health and Environmental Hazard assessment
  • Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) compliant studies for product registration
  • Product formulation and trial production services
  • Bio-based product development

 

Environmental Technologies

As a leading centre of environment technology research, SIRIM is constantly finding new ways to better understand and mitigate the impact of industry on our environment. Our experts help businesses balance economic growth with environmental accountability.

  • Cleaner Production
  • Pollution Abatement/Treatment
  • Waste Management (including Waste Characterisation)
  • Performance Monitoring of Anaerobic Digesters
  • Environmental Technology Verification

 

COLLABORATE WITH US

The renewable energy industry is estimated to generate at least RM70 billion worth of revenue for the private sector annually. With the right business environment and infrastructure, Malaysia has the potential to become a major hub for green industries.

SIRIM can help you take advantage of this opportunity. Over the years, we have developed several energy and environmental products and services to serve the needs of research institutions, government agencies and businesses. We are ready to collaborate with private and public agencies on research projects and would be happy to discuss how your organisation can benefit from our expertise.

Our current research themes are:

  • Climate Change Mitigation/Carbon Sequestration
  • Climate Change Adaptation
  • Water Management
  • Ecosystem Management
  • Resource Management (Resource Recovery and Reuse)
  • Eco-design, Eco-materials and Eco-product Development
  • Bioenergy Generation
  • Energy Materials (for Electrochemical Energy)
  • Solar Thermal Technologies

 

The SIRIM Advantage

  • End-to-end solutions: With over 40 years of experience as the national research and technology development body, we offer customers comprehensive capabilities in R&D, design and engineering, and standards, all under one roof. Our solutions cover the entire product life cycle from ideation to commercialisation.

  • Multi-disciplinary synergy: Our industrial R&D activities span a full range of technologies and solutions with commercial potential in energy and environmental technologies, plant and machinery expertise and medical technology. Our experts integrate different engineering fields to develop innovative solutions for our customers.

  • Customer-driven: SIRIM's solutions are tailored to the needs of modern enterprises. We combine technological innovation with business-oriented disciplines to deliver products and services that are relevant to the marketplace. We stay up-to-date with emerging trends and opportunities and are committed to delivering quality services to our clients.

  • Standards expertise: We are the national standards development agency and we also serve as the WTO/TBT enquiry point in Malaysia. Our extensive expertise in standards, certification and regulatory compliance help ensure that your products meet the international standards and requirements of global markets.

Subcategories

SIRIM researchers can help businesses develop viable renewable energy technologies that take advantage of the country's rich, natural resources in solar, water and biomass waste. For example: Malaysia gets up to eight hours of sunlight everyday, which may be harnessed for solar energy, and the country's strong agricultural sector generates tonnes of waste that can be converted into biomass feedstock.

 

Our research revolves around:

 

RENEWABLE ENERGY AND APPLICATIONS

We are actively researching and developing renewable energy technologies and applications across solar, wind, biomass and hydro energy sources. We provide process engineering consultancy services for cleaner production and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) in line with renewable energy goals and energy efficiency targets. We also have a suite of services that addresses the growing need for mandatory and voluntary reporting of greenhouse gas emissions.

 

For further information, please contact:

Mohd Fauzi Ismail
General Manager
Renewable Energy Research Centre
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