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Forbes Marshall celebrates 30 years of progressive success in Sri Lanka

Forbes Marshall Lanka Pvt Ltd, a leading provider of process efficiency and energy conservation solutions for the process industry, recently celebrated their 30th anniversary with an event reflecting the company’s journey over the past three decades, and the growing partnership with some of Sri Lanka’s renowned institutions and organizations.
Held on 17th February at the Waters Edge, Battaramulla, the event saw participation of over 500 eminent personalities from various industry segments across Sri Lanka and Maldives. A seminar titled ‘Partnering for Process and Energy Efficiency’ took participants through three technical sessions discussing innovative solutions for process and energy efficiency through process uptime, and monitoring and evaluation of key performance indicators, as well as the novel concept of a Steam System Scorecard.

Forbes Marshall Lanka is a Forbes Marshall Group company. Backed by Forbes Marshall’s experience of over 75 years, Forbes Marshall Lanka today is the market leader for steam boilers, steam accessories, control instrumentation as well as effluent and emission monitoring systems in the country. In 2018, Forbes Marshall Lanka won the Gold Flame Award in the Energy Efficiency Improvement category of the Best Energy Services Company in Sri Lanka.
Loshan Palayangoda, the Country Manager for Sri Lanka and Maldives, in his welcome speech thanked everyone for making this journey of 30 years in Sri Lanka a success, highlighting that Forbes Marshall has been energising the businesses and communities worldwide for the past 75 years. He also stressed how Forbes Marshall is playing a part in shaping the future workforce through three steam laboratories established within the engineering faculties of University of Peradeniya, University of Moratuwa and University of Ruhuna, to train and impart knowledge sharing among undergraduates and engineers.

The General Manager of the Steam System Division of Forbes Marshall, Sachin Mahajan, explained the value of uptime, mainline trapping, process trapping and condensate recovery. He highlighted the importance of focussing on the percentage of condensate recovery, also known as condensate recovery factor (CRF), which ultimately gives an understanding of the energy recovery percentage in a steam system. He went on to show how Forbes Marshall engineers align with the target of 1-5 percent fuel bill saving of each customer by improving such aspects through detailed surveys conducted at each premises.

Atul Singh, a Senior Manager at Krohne Marshall, a JV between Forbes Marshall and KROHNE Messtechnik GmbH, Germany stressed on the value of smart measurement. He emphasized that Industry is significantly investing in monitoring and quantifying the consumption and savings achieved, and how the KROHNE products range enables them to monitor each and every area of a facility with higher accuracy.

Concluding the sessions was P.C. Prakash, a Senior Manager of the Energy Services Division of Forbes Marshall. He presented the novel concept of the Steam System Scorecard, illustrating that Forbes Marshall’s experience of over 75 years in the process industry has helped develop this concept, and explained how evaluation can assist industries to address operation and maintenance concerns to improve safety and efficiency, and reduce impact on environment. He also said that the industry average currently stands at 70pct, but plants can achieve a 100pct score with proper implementation. He invited the audience to join Forbes Marshall in this journey towards excellence.

Forbes Marshall Lanka team

Thanzyl Thajudeen

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