Past Editions

Successful Distillation Conclave in India

The Distillation Experts Meeting 2018, was an event exclusive to industry attendees with the focus on bringing together the global process engineering expertise to India and provide a platform for engineering personnel to interact and gain from collective experience. Experts from FRI and other Indian and international companies including RIL, HPCL, IOCL, BPCL, CPCL, Sulzer, Raschig Gmbh, BARC, GTI Solutions, and CSIR-IIP presented on topics related to distillation safety, troubleshooting & debottlenecking, gamma scanning, control, and design to name a few. This was a one-of-its-kind event designed to provide engineers and scientists a chance to interact with the who’s who of the distillation world.

This meeting offered insights into some rare topics which are generally never touched upon by commercial exhibition style events in India. Attendees of the meeting ended up having an increased awareness regarding various best practices followed globally. Some of the unique aspects of the meeting include –
• Detailed coverage of Gamma Scanning, Risk Analysis, Troubleshooting, Column Inspections and Safety, Extractive Distillation, CDU Revamps, Column Internals, and Distributors.
• Unique Q&A forum with an open-house discussion where problems faced by any of the attendees can be freely discussed and suggestions/comments offered by the entire forum.
• Insights into the working of the world’s largest distillation research consortium – FRI

The full list of participating companies from the 2018 edition is below.

S.No.Participating Company
1Basell Polyolefins India Pvt. Ltd.
2Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd.
3Bhabha Atomic Research Centre
4Board of Radiation and Isotope Technology
5Chennai Petroleum Corporation Ltd.
6CSIR – Indian Institute of Petroleum
7Fractionation Research Inc. (FRI)
8GTI Solutions
9Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd.
10Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.
11Koch Chemical Technology Group India Pvt. Ltd.
12Lummus Technology – McDermott
13R.R. Enterprises
14Raschig PMC India Pvt. Ltd.
15Reliance Industries Ltd.
16SABIC Research & Technology Pvt. Ltd.
17Shell India Markets Pvt. Ltd.
18Sulzer India Pvt. Ltd.
19Synergy Process Systems
20Tojo Vikas Biotech Pvt. Ltd.
21Toyo Engineering India Pvt Ltd.
22TPT Pacific Co. Ltd.
23UOP India Pvt. Ltd.