Invention of the Litewalk Grating by Bugs Tan

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Malaysian inventor, Mr. Bugs Tan has successfully invented a light weight steel grating system recently. He called it Litewalk. Grating are commonly used on oil rigs, refineries, petrol chemical plants, power plant and any other industrial facility that’s require industrial walk ways.
The inventor uses the same steel material as those used in common grating but he has successfully improved the design and made Litewalk unique where it is able to save its weight by 35%. This comes along with the saving of material also by 35%, which resulted in making the finish product for Litewalk cheaper than those found in the market. The design of Litewalk has an arch shaped, thus making it stronger. Litewalk grating is able to take 12% more load. More importantly, this new design has multiple round embossed rings on the surface. And this provides the traction on our feet when we walked-on it. This anti-slip design has made Litewalk grating the safest grating in the industry.

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  • We did not canvas for sales. But they called us. Really…
  • Invention of the Litewalk Grating by Bugs Tan

    1. 1. <ul><li>Name : Bugs Tan </li></ul><ul><li>Age : 49 years old </li></ul><ul><li>Nationality : Malaysian </li></ul><ul><li>M status : Happily Married </li></ul><ul><li>Children : 2 Young Inventors </li></ul><ul><li>Profession : Commercial Inventor </li></ul><ul><li>Nos of Inventions : Filed 15 inventions to his name </li></ul><ul><li>Other talents : Author, Adjunct Lecturer, Dhamma speaker… </li></ul><ul><li>Sports : Former National Cricket Player </li></ul>a love bug..…
    2. 2. Mr. Bugs Tan receiving the Award from the Prime Minister
    3. 3. Mr. Bugs Tan Receiving the Award in Mumbai INDIA
    4. 5. 14 National Awards Year Name of Award Inventions Organization Country 2000 National Inventor Award Multi-locking Pulley Min of Science (MOSTI) Malaysia 2001 Short Listed National Inventor Award Min of Science (MOSTI) Malaysia 2001 Silver Medal Multi-locking Pulley Geneva Invention show Switzerland 2002 Silver Medal Extruded Alum Coupling ITEX Invention show Malaysia 2002 Bronze Medal Alum Light Weight Grating ITEX Invention Show Malaysia 2003 Bronze Medal Multi-locking Pulley Science & Technology Show Malaysia 2004 Nominated SMI Award Innovator / Entrepreneur Small Medium Industry Malaysia 2007 National Innovator Award Litewalk Grating System Min of Science (MOSTI) Malaysia 2009 Int Excellent Innovation Bugs Tan Indira Group of Institutes India 2009 Industrial Design Award Litewalk Grating System Intellectual Property Office Malaysia 2010 APICTA Award Sure Streamer- Eco Dream MDeC & PIKOM Malaysia 2010 Global Innovation Game Ideas :Flexible Solar Films Global Mind Game GEW America 2010 GOLD Medal Litewalk Grating system Korea Invention News Korea 2010 Special Award Litewalk Grating system Asian Invention Association Korea
    5. 6. <ul><li>A new light weight galvanized steel grating system used on oil platform, refinery, power plant and factories </li></ul>LIGHTER CHEAPER
    6. 7. <ul><li>Reference Standard / Method of test: </li></ul><ul><li>BS 4592: Part 1: 1995 Industrial type flooring walkways and stair treads Part 1. Specification for aluminium and steel open bar gratings. </li></ul>This test shows that Litewalk grating conforms to the standards required by structural engineers in the oil & gas industry Test Type of Test Specification Test Results 1 st Test Concentrated Load Test – 1.0kN/m² Deflection 1/200 X Effective Span (4mm) or 10mm whichever is lesser 0.63mm 2 nd Test Uniformly Distributed Load Test - 5.0kN/m² Deflection 1/200 X Effective Span (4mm) or 10mm whichever is lesser 1.54mm
    7. 8. Lite- walk grating is lighter than Webforge up to 35% This translate in direct cost saving in material during productions Vs Test conducted in Shah Alam on the 12 th Sept 2008   Webforge grating       Litewalk grating         Litewalk grating                     is   Model Weight Weight   Model Weight Weight   Lighter     6m panel 1m sq     6m panel 1m sq   By:-     kg kg     Kg kg     a A255msu 200 33.3   35 x 15 x 1.5 x 30 134 22.3   33%                     b A325msu 256 42.7   45 x 15 x 1.5 x 30 166 27.7   35%                     c A355msu 280 46.7   50 x 15 x 1.5 x 30 182 30.3   35%                     d A385msu 304 50.7   55 x 15 x 1.5 x 30 200 33.3   34%                    
    8. 9. Strength Analysis Vs Test conducted in Shah Alam on the 12 th Sept 2008 STRONG Litewalk™ grating can take 12% more load than Webforge Webforge  25 X 5   Span L= 1,300mm   Litewalk   35x15x1.5 Span   L=1,300mm           UDL (kPa) Deflection   UDL (kPa) Deflection 1 1.0mm   1.2 1.5mm 2 2.0mm   1.9 2.0mm 3 3.0mm   2.5 2.5mm 4 4.0mm   3.2 3.0mm 5 5.0mm   3.8 3.5mm       4.4 4.0mm       5.1 4.5mm       5.6 5.0mm          
    9. 10. Safest grating to walk on! <ul><li>Statistic of injury occurred </li></ul><ul><li>on oil platforms </li></ul><ul><li>- Baker- Huges </li></ul>We can reduce the number of injuries on work-site
    10. 11. Cut to Any Shape Litewalk™ grating has the flexibility to be cut to shape in our factory or on the work site. Worker who are used to installing and cutting common grating will be able to handle this Litewalk™ grating easily.
    11. 12. Patent filed in Malaysia Patent filed at PCT International Trademark filed Industrial Design granted Intellectual Property
    12. 13. <ul><li>Airplane Landing Mats Foot Scrapers Security Screens Fire Escape </li></ul><ul><li>Airplane Unloading Ramps Freight Car Flooring Snow Fence </li></ul><ul><li>Refrigerator Car Trays Airport Light Guards Freight Car Top </li></ul><ul><li>Walkways Solar Screens Walkways Areaways </li></ul><ul><li>Ladder Treads Stage Flooring Floor Boards Boat Landing Ramps Machine & Motor Base Stairs Running Boards </li></ul><ul><li>Bridge Centerline Markers Machine Safety Guards Stiles Wash Racks </li></ul><ul><li>Bridge Flooring Material Screens Strainers Flooring </li></ul><ul><li>Bridge Sidewalks Mezzanine Floors Temporary Walls Scaffolding </li></ul><ul><li>Catwalks Mooring Docks Tote Trays and Boxes Window Guards </li></ul><ul><li>Concrete Armoring Ornamental Grills Trap Doors </li></ul><ul><li>Concrete Reinforcement Overhead Sign Platforms Tree & Pole Guards </li></ul><ul><li>Cracking Plant Trays Paint Booths Trench Covers </li></ul><ul><li>Crating parapet Screens Truck Beds </li></ul><ul><li>Crow’s Nest Partitions Truck Radiator Grills </li></ul><ul><li>Deflecting Fenders Platforms Vaults Covers </li></ul><ul><li>Dipping Trays Racks & Shelving Ventilated Bin Floors </li></ul><ul><li>Drainage Pit Covers Railways Crossing Ventilating Screens </li></ul><ul><li>Fencing Ramps Vestibule Grates </li></ul>Litewalk™ grating can also be used at these places….
    13. 14. <ul><li>Petronas has planned to build 70 new platforms over the next 5 years. </li></ul><ul><li>Besides Petronas, other oil companies are also planning to build new platforms. Such as Shell, Murphy Oil and etc., </li></ul><ul><li>In the east coast of Terengganu water, there are about 70 platforms </li></ul><ul><li>Gratings are replaced every 8 years </li></ul><ul><li>Grating constitute about 15% of the total overall weight of a platform </li></ul>Location and the numbers of Offshore Platforms in the world <ul><li>Typical an oil field uses about 5,ooom ² of grating panels. </li></ul><ul><li>And a gas field will use more, about 10,000m² </li></ul>Regions Number of Offshore Platforms US Gulf of Mexico 4,000 Asia 950 Middle East 700 Europe 400 Total 6,050
    14. 15. <ul><li>The demands for gratings are driven by industrial production activities such as :- </li></ul><ul><li>water treatment plants, </li></ul><ul><li>chemical plants, </li></ul><ul><li>petrochemical plants </li></ul><ul><li>and other large ind products. </li></ul><ul><li>Besides being used in oil platforms, gratings are also used in petrochemical plants. </li></ul><ul><li>Since the early 2000, the countries in the Middle East are constructing or planning to construct a number of petrochemical plants that will demand steel gratings </li></ul>Petrochemical Projects in the Middle East Projects Country Year Aryer Sasol Polymers Iran 2005 Olefin II Iran 2006 NPC Iran 2007 Ras Lattan Ethylene Qatar 2008 United II Saudi 2008 Shaq Saudi 2008 Dow/Oman Oil Oman 2009 Rabigh Project Saudi 2009 Borounge Oman 2009
    15. 16. <ul><li>In the past, the countries in the Middle East, especially Saudi Arabia and the UAE import steel gratings to meet the market demands for gratings. However, several new companies have been recently established to manufacture gratings locally </li></ul>Manufacturer of Grating in the Middle East Lionweld Kennedy Middle East .Saudi Grating Co Name of Manufacturers Country Approx Capacity (per yr) 1. Lionweld Kennedy Middle East LLC Dubal, UAE 600,000m² 20,000MT 2. Oasis Metal Manufacturing LLC Dubai, UAE 1,500,000m2 50,000MT 3. Saudi Grating Company Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 600,000m² 20,000MT 4. United Steel Grating Factory Damman, Saudi Arabia 1,500,000m² 50,000MT 5. Webforge Middle East Dubai , UAE 600,000m² 20,000MT
    16. 18. <ul><li>Was a Petronas VDP for grating for 15 Years </li></ul><ul><li>was doing a sales of abt RM40m /yr </li></ul><ul><li>Does not have a good name in the market </li></ul><ul><li>Now partially imports grating fr China </li></ul><ul><li>Have lost their Petronas VDP privilege last year </li></ul><ul><li>Quality of grating supplied is not good. </li></ul><ul><li>Webforge is part of Delta Group, a company listed on the London Stock Exchange </li></ul><ul><li>70 years in this business </li></ul><ul><li>Market leader in grating business </li></ul><ul><li>Webforge brand is well known </li></ul><ul><li>Have strong market present in Australia, New Zealand, China, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Singapore and the Middle East </li></ul>Manufacturer of Grating in Malaysia Dahe Industry (M) Sdn Bhd Market size for grating in Malaysia is about RM200m/yr
    17. 19. Financial report on Webforge grating at Delta year Overall Sales Turnover in £ Overall sales turnover in RM Webforge grating sales turnover in £ Webforge grating sales turnover grating in RM Webforge grating Profit in £ Webforge grating Profits in RM   2007 226.4m 1.47b 147.4m 958m 15.3m 99.45m   2008 330.8m 2.15b 200.9m 1.3b 21.3m 138.4m  
    18. 20. Price comparison Pls note: When price of steel material fluctuate, all manufacturers adjust their prices accordingly Litewalk™ is cheaper than Webforge Brands Est. Price per M² Webforge RM 500 Dahe RM 450 Lite- Walk™ RM 430
    19. 21. <ul><li>Given the weight advantages of the new invention, the applications of the new invention will be in situations where weight to strength ratio is required. </li></ul><ul><li>Many applications where lighter gratings will be advantageous include safety floorings in power plants, chemical plants, water treatment plants and offshore drilling and production platforms </li></ul>The result of having securing 140 strong enquiries within 3 days at the OGA exhibitions has proven that this new grating system has huge potential This invention is simply fabulous…
    20. 22. We received enquiries from these companies…
    21. 23. and all these as well……
    22. 24. <ul><li>Interest from… </li></ul><ul><li>China : COOEC Tianjin China </li></ul><ul><li>India : Indiana grating Mumbai </li></ul><ul><li>Thailand : CAE Asia Bangkok </li></ul><ul><li>Iran : Delvar Afzar Tehran </li></ul>
    23. 25. <ul><li>We asked customers what do they think about the new Lite-walk™ grating:- </li></ul><ul><li>is light weight an advantage for your project? </li></ul><ul><li>is stronger grating an advantage? </li></ul><ul><li>do you feel the grip when stepped on? </li></ul><ul><li>are you happy if it is priced cheaper? </li></ul><ul><li>are the overall new design acceptable? </li></ul><ul><li>are the embossed rings acceptable? </li></ul><ul><li>do you like the new fastening bracket? </li></ul><ul><li>will you consider using Lite- walk™ for your projects? </li></ul><ul><li>do you like to hear from us again? </li></ul><ul><li>Results of the survey : </li></ul><ul><li>Remarkable score of 81.5% </li></ul>Survey on customer acceptability of the new Lite- walk™ grating
    24. 26. We have sold some Lite- walk™ Grating to Petronas & MITCO PWT Skid on Sumandak Platform Qty :- 60 m² Nov 2007 Asian Supply Base, Labuan Qty :- 30m² Feb 2008
    25. 27. <ul><li>“ 1) The Lite- walk grating is lighter than conventional grating and it is an advantage. Weight is one of the sensitive factors for such platform and has always been a challenging factor for engineers like us to tackle. Now with this new product, it has met our objective. </li></ul><ul><li>2) We also noted the design on the surface of the grating has more grip. Such safety feature is important to us because it is our duty to put in material that enhances safety values “ </li></ul><ul><li>By the Engineer from Petronas Carigali </li></ul>Letter of Testimony PWT Skid on the Sumandak SUPG- B Platform.
    26. 28. <ul><li>Petronas teams of engineers has expressed keen interest to use Lite- walk for Kinabalu Gas field in Sabah. </li></ul><ul><li>We have made a product presentation to a group of structural engineers on the 26 th June 2008 and 16 th Nov 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Petronas engineers has expressed keen interest to use Lite- walk™ in their projects in Malaysia and oversea. </li></ul><ul><li>MITCO expressed keen interest to promote Lit- walk grating amongst their customers. </li></ul>Petronas continued to express interest in the Lite- walk™ grating We did not canvas for sales. But they (customers) called us. Really… - Bugs Tan
    27. 29. I have put in a lot of effort, a lot of time and money. I strongly believe this invention has a good run for the money. Please join me to make it truly successful- Inventor Bugs Tan Lite- walk™ grating, being used on a Petronas oil platform in Sabah water
    28. 30. <ul><li>It’s very hard for customers to ignore you when you have a good invention like this… </li></ul>Inventor- Mr. Bugs Tan
    29. 31. <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>013- 388 7800 </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook.com/bugstan </li></ul><ul><li>www.uncle-bugs.blogspot.com </li></ul>Thank You!

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