Chapter 16 couplet 23 of Gita states “Those who act discarding the injunctions of the scriptures (manuals), attain neither perfection, nor their goal.” Over the last four decades, the world has witnessed some of the worst industrial disasters spanning across industries. In addition to loss of precious human lives, these disasters cause humongous damage to industrial assets. The reasons for these disasters? Discarding the injunctions of Process Safety. Could these have been avoided? Well, yes, by following the tenets of the manuals.
We may recall that the Concept of Process Safety took shape only after humanity witnessed the world's worst industrial disaster - the Bhopal Gas Tragedy. An estimated 20000 people were killed; half a million injured and millions of their descendants generations are still suffering.
Over the years, Process Safety has taken centre stage in prevention of incidents, provided, it is supported by the Culture, Competency and Character of the organisation. Organisations that have implemented a well defined Process Safety Culture are doing excellently well in preventing the loss of their assets, people, plants and the environment. Whilst today, industry and infrastructure development has attained greater pace with projects being completed ahead of schedule, heightened competition for natural resources, raging public concerns over social and environmental impacts and increased regulatory interventions add risks to the business. We just witnessed closure of a successful metal producing plant in south India due to environmental concerns & public protests. Past performance is thus no guarantee of a safe future. Safety leadership, innovative engineering & operational excellence need to be strategic board level priorities for companies to survive & thrive
To effectively manage these emerging risks and intensifying awareness about the importance of PROCESS SAFETY, ENCIS launched the first of its kind International Process Safety Conference (INPSC) in 2017. This conference filled the void in Indian Safety education and awareness. With its global participation, sharing of experience and knowledge; it was highly appreciated by the industry across the board.
The 3rd International Process Safety Conference (INPSC 2019) outlines ENCIS's commitment to work with industry, governments, regulators, consultants and subject experts in addressing the safety challenges in achieving everyone' cherished goal of ZERO ACCIDENT. After two highly successful editions, INPSC 2019 will once again provide a unique forum for practitioners to update their knowledge, interact with subject experts from India and abroad, showcase their practical knowledge and technological advances in all aspects of Process Safety.
I have the privilege of inviting you to the highly engaging INPSC 2019 conference, which besides refreshing your knowledge would certainly help drive your workplace and industry to evolve and improve it’s business resilience, profitability & image
I look forward to meeting you in February 2019.
The International Process Safety Conference (INPSC) is India's flagship multidisciplinary process industry event promoting innovative technologies and winning strategies in tackling the challenges of the global process safety industry. A global forum for governments, regulators, industry, academia and allied organizations to discuss, deliberate, share & learn the best of practices, technologies & experiences on tackling “Safety” the most important aspect of the process industry.
Attended by a diverse and eclectic mix of leaders & safety experts including Policy Makers, CEOs, Regulators & Technology Providers, delivering, Plenary & Keynote Addresses, Case Studies and breakthrough technology papers, INPSC facilitates the exchange of ideas and discussions on critical safety issues, while simultaneously meeting the strategic objectives of the process industries, making it the most important event for those involved in managing safety.
The 2018 edition of INPSC held during February 2018 at New Delhi, India showcased over 30 International Expert Speakers/Panelists, 200+ Delegates, 50+ global organizations from 10 countries under one roof. Global Attendees included CXOs & Safety Leaders from Government, Regulatory Agencies, Oil Producers, Refinery & Petrochemical Companies, EPC Contractors and Process Technology/Equipment Suppliers etc.
Scheduled for 25-26 February 2019 at New Delhi, India & Themed “Culture, Competency & Excellence” INPSC 2019 is designed to meet key strategic objectives on business critical issues whilst facilitating development of more comprehensive safety systems, implementation of best global practices and engaging the executive leaders in catastrophic event prevention.
The concurrent exhibition would showcase global technology & equipment suppliers displaying the latest in equipment, technology, services & solutions for the process safety industry.
At a juncture where excellence in safety management is paramount, INPSC 2019 looks forward to synergizing with process industry stakeholders from across the globe, charting out strategic roadmaps to a safer future