Process Industries Division


The Process Industries Division is concerned with those industries where the primary production processes are either continuous, or batch produced.

Examples of the process industries include food, beverages, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, petroleum/oil & gas, ceramics, base metals, coal, plastics, rubber, textiles, tobacco, wood and wood products, paper and paper products, water and wastewater, etc.

The Process Industries Division is a focus for members, as well as other national and international bodies, who are concerned with or working in mechanical engineering within the process industry.

The Division has six Technical Activity Committees (TACs), which focus on: Bulk Materials Handling; Food and Drink Engineering; Offshore and Upstream Engineering; Oil, Gas and Chemicals; Pharmaceutical Engineering; and Water and Wastewater Industry.

The TACs are key to the success of the division as are the regional centres, which provide lectures, seminars, conferences and others events for members.

The purpose of the TAC Committees is to:

  • Liaise with internal divisions and groups, regions and external bodies to provide the Institution's focus within their field
  • Promote best practice
  • Provide a forum for the dissemination of information through events and publications
  • Support Institution members in their activities
  • Promote education and training and continuing professional development and seek opportunities to provide the Institution's opinion on relevant topics

Find out more about the Process Industries Division's TACs.

The division also has two regional centres in the North West and Humberside.

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Governance and resources

  • Bulk Materials Handling Committee

    Find out about this committee, which focuses on technology transfer, exchange of information and ideas, and the dissemination of best engineering knowledge and practice in the bulk materials handling industry.

  • Food and Drink Engineering Committee

    Find out about this committee, which covers the entire food and drink supply chain from producer to consumer, with particular concern for the engineering related aspects.

  • Pharmaceutical Engineering Committee

    Find out how this committee helps the exchange of information and ideas, and the dissemination of best engineering knowledge and practice in the pharmaceuticals industry.

  • Water and Wastewater Industry Committee

    Find out how this committee helps share knowledge both within the Institution and with other similar organisations such as CIWEM and ICE.