The Department of Chemical Engineering organized a one-day Workshop on ‘Industry Perspective on Process Control and Optimization’, for 8th semester Chemical Engineering students, on 22nd February 2019, at Seminar Hall 6. The Workshop was organized in collaboration with the Institute of Process and Control Engineers. Mr. Sanjay Venugopal was the Guest Speaker for the Workshop. He is working as Senior Technologist in Yokogawa, Bangalore. He is also the Coordinator of Institute of Process and Control Engineers. He has an experience of 20 years in the field of advanced Process Control project execution and technology development.
The aim of the Workshop was to educate Chemical Engineering students in the Chemical Process Industry, and make them understand the importance of Process Control and Optimization. The Workshop endeavoured to enlighten the students on basic, advanced and industrial process control, by providing them the essential course material complemented by a hands-on session on Process Control.
The session was hosted by Ms. Anju Sruthi of 6th Semester, who started the session with a Welcome Note to our Guest and to all the students of 8th Semester and faculty members of the Chemical Engineering Department. This was followed by an Invocation song by Mr. Aditya Prabhu of 6th Semester. The Guest was introduced to the gathering by Ms. Anju Sruthi, after which the Guest Speaker Mr. Sanjay Venugopal took to the stage, and started the Workshop.
The Workshop was split into two sessions. The first session which was conducted from 8 am to 12.30 pm, educated the students on the importance of Process Control in Industry, illustrated with various examples. Types of control systems, controlled variables, types of controllers and introduction to Simulation software were dealt with in this session.
The second session was conducted from 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm. In this session, the students gained hands-on experience on Simulator software which is used in industries, for process control and optimization.
The session was followed by a questionnaire and students interacted with the Speaker, expressing their views on process control and also on career guidance. The program concluded with a Vote of Thanks by faculty Ms. Keerthi K Pai.
The event was very interesting, interactive and beneficial. The students gained knowledge on Process Control and Optimization, from an Industry perspective.
Ms. Saraswati K, AP