About Process Industries Division 

Process Industries Division works with industries where primary production processes are either continuous or batch produced. 

Who we are

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.

Regional centres

The Division has two regional centres in the North West and Yorkshire.

Industries or disciplines covered

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
  • bioenergy production and processing

What we do

  • Interaction with other Divisions’ and Groups within the IMechE, as well as external professional bodies including IET, IChemE, IOM3, SPE, UKOOG, Oil & Gas UK
  • Represent the process industries to Government legislators and international bodies.
  • Organise lectures, seminars, conferences and other events through our Technical Activity Committees and regional centres
  • 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.

Get in touch

Have a question or would like to get involved?

Contact our Member Engagement Team

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