Process Industries Division North West Centre

The North West Centre should act as the focal point between the members and others in the process industries and associated technologies, and the Process Industries Division Board of the Institution.

Objectives of the North West Centre Committee

  • To encourage the greater participation of members and others in the local and national activities of the institution.
  • To give feedback to the Process Industries Division board about the needs and preferences of members and others in order to inform and influence the policies and decisions of the Board.
  • To provide opportunities for CPD.
  • To build relationships with other organisations' that have members with a professional interest in the process industries.

The North West Centre Committee aims to achieve these objectives:

  • By creating an environment in which engineering knowledge and experience can be shared between engineers and others.
  • By arranging in the NW, a programme each year of presentations, meetings, visits and seminars about topics of relevance or interest.

Registered members have the following benefits:

  • To received emailed details of each North West Centre event.
  • To comment on the planning of future events through email and attendance at events.
  • To circulate technical queries and professional queries to other members in the region through the NW centre membership
  • To access via the Institutions "nearyou" web site details of future and past events; reviews of past events; and contact details.

The North West Centre Chairman is Mr Noel Hensman

Please contact the Chairman or any committee member if you would like further information or would like to become involved in any activities or join our committee.  

Martin Hooley - Vice Chair
John Bartlett - Secretary
Pamela Robinson - Treasurer

Forthcoming Activities

If you would like to be included on the North West Centre mailing list and hear about the Centre's programme please contact us at
Current and Future Events

Please click the event heading for further information.
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    29 April 2024 12:00 to 13:00
    Online Webinar
    Vibration-based condition monitoring (VCM) is well-known tool to identify the detect in any machines. This information is then used to plan condition-based maintenance process to rectify the defect before any failure. In many cases, the same defect reoccurs frequently and the VCM often fails to provide root cause for such frequent re-occurrences. A few such industrial machine problems solved by the operational deflection shape (ODS) analysis will be discussed during the presentation.
    Industry: Process Industries
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    02 May 2024 12:00 to 13:30
    Online Webinar
    As concerns surrounding PFAS (Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances) continue to grow globally, the EU has been at the forefront of developing regulatory frameworks to address these persistent chemicals comprehensively. This webinar aims to unravel the complexities of current and upcoming legislation, providing a detailed examination of the regulatory landscape governing PFAS within the European Union and UK.
    Industry: Process Industries
  • Event Type: Social event
    22 May 2024 17:00 to 18:00
    Delta Hotels by Marriott Manchester Airport - Cheshire
    We will be hosting a drinks reception on the first day of the Asset Integrity Management Conference 2024 in conjunction with the Chemical Industries Association (CIA), the Energy Institute (EI), which is themed 'Safe, Smart, Sustainable'. This is the first TÜV Rheinland Industrial Services conference in Europe dedicated to the sharing of Process Plant Asset Integrity Management technologies, regulations and experiences.
    Industry: Process Industries
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