The captioned visit was jointly organised by the BS Division and the Hong Kong Association of Energy Engineers (HKAEE) on 19 November 2022. The visit received tremendous support from the engineering industry with an overwhelming number of applications.
Ir Sammy Yeung, Chairman of the BS Division for Session 2022/2023, delivered a warm welcome address for participating engineering stakeholders. During the visit, participants had wonderful discussions on the innovations and technologies (I&T) adopted for electrical and mechanical (E&M) systems and artificial intelligence (AI) applications at a regional level. The Organising Committee was delighted to have Ir Alex Lai and Ir Patrick So, Senior Engineers at the EMSD, deliver introductions to the latest I&T developments and operational principles of the RDCC.
The first session was about the latest developments in I&T applications for E&M systems. Cutting-edge technologies like Robotic Steam Boiler Tube Cleaning & Inspection System were introduced. Ir Lai demonstrated the determination of the EMSD as an innovation facilitator to help transform Hong Kong into a smart city.
The second session was presented by Ir So, who discussed the fundamental principles of RDCC and its applications in E&M systems at a regional level. He explained the effectiveness of semantic AI and big data analytics for optimising E&M systems to enhance overall energy efficiency. After the visit, participants actively exchanged their views with the speakers on I&T developments in Hong Kong.
Finally, on behalf of the Organising Committee and all the participants, we would like to express our gratitude to Ir Alex Lai and Ir Patrick So for their fruitful presentations and we look forward to more valuable sessions in the future.
The final session of the captioned course was held on 17 November 2022 through a webinar. Jointly organised by the BS Division, the FE Division, the Building Services Operation and Maintenance Executives Society, the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers - Hong Kong Region, the Association of Registered Fire Service Installation Contractors of Hong Kong Limited and the Institution of Fire Engineers - Hong Kong Branch, the course received an excellent response from the engineering industry with more than 300 participants joining in this session.
Ir Timothy Chu, Chairman of the Organising Committee, delivered the closing address at the beginning of the final session to express his gratitude to all the speakers in all the 12 sessions. The Organising Committee was delighted to have Ir Pang Yiu Hung, JP, Director of the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD) as the Guest of Honour. Ir Pang delivered the closing speech in which he emphasised the innovative and practical solutions in the field of operation and maintenance for fire services installations.
In the first part, Ir Leung Ka Fung and Ir Alex Lo made a presentation on FS O&M Best Practices Overview and O&M Framework. Ir Leung introduced “Best Practices for Operation and Maintenance Service of Fire Service Installations”, a booklet published by EMSD. He also mentioned that the background for the Best Practices Booklets is to establish a collaborative platform with the trade for establishing and uplifting the standards on operation and maintenance.
Afterwards, Ir Lo discussed the latest technology developments such as the application of multi-sensor fire detectors to reduce false alarms.
In the second part, Mr Tonny Lam discussed updates on statutory requirements for the fire service installations, and shared his experience of maintenance work and testing equipment for fire service installations. After the presentation, the participants exchanged their insights with the speakers during a question-and-answer session.
Finally, on behalf of the Organising Committee and the participants, we would like to express our sincere thanks to speakers in all the 12 sessions for their support and efforts in making this Comprehensive Course a fruitful one.