Foreword . . .

Sunil C Panchbhai

Founder, AscenTrack Consulting
Pune, India

Secretary and Treasurer, India Technical Centre, Process Industries Division, IMechE, India

Message from Secretary and Treasurer, India Technical Centre, Process Industries Division,

IMechE, India

Dear Friends,

Greetings! Welcome in the year 2022.

It’s a 5 th year, Process Division is will be entering. The journey started in 2018, 12th  January with Process Division launch at Mumbai.
The years 2020 and 2021 were challenging and refined the world around us. The priorities were changed, the focus area, the work styles and the interactions. The Covid-19 and its subsequent variants have made a chasing game of virus attack and combating it. All humanity volunteers, be it health workers, forces, even engineers had done their best to overcome the pandemic. The generation of oxygen concentrators in difficult times was contribution of engineers towards the fight against virus, that was noted all over.

The IMechE world became more smaller and web-based events became an accepted norm enabling to ‘meet’ all as per the convenience. The web-based meetings became a common by default meeting practice. It also saved on many resources and became efficient way of conducting sessions.Process Division had conducted events on the theme of ‘Environment ‘for the year 2021. The events were on Hydrogen as alternate Fuel, Carbon capture and also a global seminar on ‘Climate Resilience’ with speaker and attendees from India, UK and Japan. The event had great response from attendees and it’s decided to keep continuing this topic every year.

In the year 2022, in line with strategy drawn, we shall focus on more interactive topics’ sessions, we will encourage global participation and quicker connects. We shall focus on enabling the younger technical persons to connect and lean more from the experienced technocrats the knowledge and gain technical advantage. We will be glad to hear from you any suggestions, topics of focus or interest, so that we can arrange events after review of the same.

Wishing you and your families A Very Happy New Year 2022!

Sunil C Panchbhai
Secretary and Treasurer
India Technical Centre, Process Industries Division
IMechE India

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