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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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Despite his retirement, Tom Shelly remains a fervent advocate for environmental protection, leveraging his engineering expertise to address pressing ecological issues.

Ethical Principles: Essential Engineering Competence for Plant Maintenance and Climate Action 

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How will electric commercial vehicles affect the electricity demands of depots and distribution hubs?
In this webinar, we will examine the transformative impact of electric commercial vehicles (ECVs) on depot and distribution hub energy requirements.

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