This bias toward expansion fuels very ambitious petrochemical projects. Several are planned or under way that will employ tens of thousands of people and build complexes that exceed the largest in the industry. In my meetings, I had the distinct impression that this part of the world carries a strong "frontier" mentality, like the Oklahoma Sooners when they raced out to stake their claim.
Large scale facilities are nearly impossible to manage in emergencies unless data can be collected quickly and staff can be trained to do the right thing. With such massive projects and facilities, there is a growing market for AllClear here.
I boarded my onward flight to Singapore with the firm conviction that we can solve many important problems for the refining and petrochemical industry in Malaysia very soon.
Next stop: Singapore