Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers ( IIChE ), established in the year 1947, is the premier body of professional chemical engineers in the country. The Kochi Regional Centre of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers started functioning in the year 1976 and has members from academia, industries and statutory bodies.
Air Products , is a world leading industrial gases company based out of Allentown, PA, USA and is focused on serving energy,environment and emerging markets, by providing essential industrial gases, related equipment and applications expertise to customers in dozens of industries,including refining, chemical, metals , electronics , manufacturing, and food and beverage. The largest foreign direct investment to the state of Kerala, Air Products Kochi Industrial Gas Complex supplies hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, and steam at BPCL Kochi Refinery which enables BPCL to increase refining capacity by nearly two-thirds, from 190,000 to 310,000 barrels per day, while producing cleaner fuels through upgraded fuel specification.
The conclave will be inaugurated by Dr. R. Venugopal, Dy. Chief Controller of Explosives in Indian Petroleum & Explosives Safety Service (IPESS) who heads the Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation (PESO) in the state of Kerala & Union Territory of Lakshadweep. Richard Boocock, Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer and Special Adviser to the Chairman, Air Products will be the guest of honour of this conclave. He is the President of Air Products India and a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, United Kingdom.
This conclave is intended to provide perspective insights and knowledge required for effective and efficient management of air separation plants for operative staff, employees, engineers, managers in chemical industry and related government departments. The Toppers of Chemical Engineering from Toms college of Engineering, Mattakara attended a one-day conclave on Air Separation on 16th January 2020 at Crowne Plaza, Kochi, with the support of Air Products .