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Power, process and mobile plant specialists

IPlantE was one of the two constituent bodies which merged to form SOE (as the Institution of Plant Engineers). Plant Engineers are involved in maintenance and operation of a fixed and mobile machine assets . In practice you will find plant engineers working across most industries. 

The IPlantE Professional Sector Council (PSC) is dedicated to improving maintenance, operational and safety standards across a range of plant. They act as a representative voice in industry for our plant members, and is currently working on the following initiatives:

  • Working to develop industry wide technician accreditation with our industry partners
  • Representing SOE's interests on the board of Society for the Environment
  • Working with the RAF to widen and fast track Engineering Council registration
     
What makes a modern plant engineer?

The machinery worked on by plant engineers can greatly vary across sectors, we have members involved in the following, to name a few:

  • Power and utilities
  • Process and chemical
  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Building services
  • Mobile and machinery
  • Transport infrastructure 
  • Defence and military 

What is common, wherever they work, is a high level of technical knowledge, incredible problem solving skills and the ability to think ahead. Plant engineers are responsible for ensuring large, complex systems and machinery don't fail, that they are maintained to exacting safety standards and are kept at peak performance to the end of their operational life. Many of our plant members are registered to Incorporated or Chartered Engineer, and the majority of our Chartered Environmentalist members sit in this professional sector.

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Society invites members to comment on the UK Government’s 10-point green industrial revolution plan

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Plant related events
Inventory cost savings by design
Lecturer Thomas Baker MSOE MIPlantE, will be presenting his third webinar in his ongoing series. Thomas will discuss how inventory, typically a major expense for any business, can be reduced by the intelligent design of equipment and products.
CV Show
The CV show is our flagship event, and gives us the chance to meet many of our members, as well as gain new ones. We also showcase our irtec and IRTE Workshop Accreditation products, and run events and round tables for those in the Commercial Vehicle industry to discuss the issues that matter.
How Pelican launched their zero emission coach
Join the IRTE Scottish Centre's for a webinar from Pelican, the only importer of Yutong buses and coaches in the UK. This presentation will look at how Pelican launched the only zero emission coach, as well as providing industry updates.

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