konnect Issue-date: 31st Jan, 2019.

BRIEF REPORT ON PANEL DISCUSSION on
“Process Control system vs Safety system in the field of process automation”



Date: 10th November 2018

Department: ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING

College: VIDYA VIKAS INSTITUTE OF ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY

Name of the Speakers:

Sri. Venkatapathy Business Mentor & Advisor, Mentorwise, Bengaluru Founder – Pranav-3V, Bengaluru

Sri. A.K.Bhaduri Consultant – Safety Auditor, TATA Projects

Sri. Rajshekar Uchil Senior Member ISA Bangalore Section



The session started with the introduction to VVIET institution and EEE department through video.

Honorable Principal Dr. Ravishankar M welcomed the gathering to the panel discussion event.

The event was invoked by Kum. Sneha, 2nd year student and inaugurated by watering the plant by the resource person and participants.

Ganesh Bharadwaj, 3rd year student, and team presented “Nada Geethe” VVIET ISA student section Faculty advisor Prof. P.S.Kiran Kumar presented the Journey of ISA student section from Oct-2016.

The resource persons Sri. Venkatapathy, Sri. A.K.Bhaduri and Sri Rajshekhar Uchil, Senior Member, ISA Bengaluru were introduced.

Then Sri. Venkatapathy gave insights on the process plant (specifically Chemical, oil & gas), various safety aspects that needs to be considered and configuration of process control safety system (SIL rating, TMR & QMR systems, Voting concept etc) Then interactive session with the students was carried out.


Outcome of the Programme:

Students got the knowledge on configuration of process control safety systems and various safety aspects that should be considered while configuring the process automation systems. Also students got to know the career prospects in the field of process automation.


Glimpses of the event are:


Guests Welcome
Discussion with the panel
Inauguration of Panel discussion
Discussion of panel members with the students