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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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Plant related events
Re-engineering the Z1 from 4 cylinders to 6 - Mechanical Magic
Originally planned for March 2020 and regrettably postponed due to the Covid19 lockdown, we are delighted to announce that Allen has found time in his busy schedule to return and deliver one of his very popular presentations – this time on his most recent engineering project, the Z1 Super Six!
An Audience with the North West Traffic Commissioner
Gerallt Evans, the Traffic Commissioner for the North West of England will give a presentation on his findings since taking office in February 2020.
The development of electric vehicles
The presentation will be on the history and development of EV and hybrid vehicles, presented by Ben Potts, lecturer at S and B Automotive Academy.

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