Earn 8 PDH | .8 CEU (Total course 8 hours)
ABOUT THE COURSE
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, ET. over two day period
This course caters to Plant Engineers, Professional Engineers, Maintenance Engineers, Facilities Managers, Architects and other Professionals who are interested in enhancing their knowledge and exposure to a broad spectrum of engineering disciplines involved in maintenance and facilities management of modern industrial and commercial facilities. This course shares some proven and effective plant maintenance engineering best practices that are learned through experience and are not an explicit component of engineering curricula. This seminar introduces the participants to computer-based maintenance work order systems, their core functions/features and their pros and cons. For those professionals who are experienced in the industrial and commercial technology, this course provides an opportunity to refresh and expand their knowledge on making “repair versus replace” decisions on capital intensive plant equipment; real yet obscure costs of energy and other vital utilities; preventive maintenance of mechanical and electrical equipment, vibration testing and predictive maintenance; increasing MTBF, mean time between failures, on HVAC and other plant equipment; maintenance troubleshooting and problem solving. Participants are refreshed on and introduced to fundamental electrical terms and principles, followed by a virtual tour of electrical equipment found commonly in industrial plants and commercial facilities. Attendees are reminded of importance of workplace safety and introduced to common electrical and electronic safety equipment.
Topics to be covered
• Maintenance Engineering and Management
• Fundamentals of Electricity. Electrical and Control Systems
• Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning
• Preventive and Predictive Maintenance, and Cost Savings Opportunities
• Energy Management and Conservation.
• Safety in Industrial Environment
• Plant Project Engineering and Management
• Life Cycle Cost and Economic Justification of Capital Projects
Learning Objectives & Take-Aways
1. You will have a better appreciation of challenges associated with sustaining and
maintaining large industrial and commercial facilities, effectively and efficiently.
2. You will be able to apply proven best practices that can help you maintain/sustain
large industrial, institutional and commercial equipment and other critical assets
in a cost effective, efficient and lean manner.
3. You will gain familiarity with major types of electrical and mechanical equipment.
4. You will be able to apply proven and effective energy and other utilities
conservation ideas to reduce the operating costs in large industrial, institutional and
5. You will be able to apply proven best practices for effective interface and
management of maintenance, energy and utilities technicians.
6. You will be able to apply proven and effective safety best practices in large industrial,
institutional and commercial environment.
7. You become aware of plant engineering project mapping and project flow.
8. You will know the gravity of workplace harassment, team morale and positive
9. You will know how to develop project life cycle cost and how to perform basic
10. You will get answers to your plant maintenance, facilities management, and plant engineering related questions
Who should attend:
- Licensed Professional Engineers, who need to meet the annual or biennial license
renewal PDH (Professional Development Hour) or CEU (Continuing Education
- Engineers and Architects who do not possess first-hand experience in the field of
maintenance engineering and would like to learn proven best practices associated with sustainability of equipment and other assets in large industrial and commercial
- Facility Managers, Engineering Managers, Program/Project Managers and
other executives who supervise maintenance engineers.
- Maintenance Engineers and Maintenance Managers who wish to expand their
knowledge about maintenance engineering and facilities management by learning
about proven maintenance engineering best practices from someone who has been in the “trenches” and fought “fires’ in large industrial plants.
- Other professionals whose annual PLP, Performance and Learning Program,
includes engineering/technical courses/seminars/workshops.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Bobby Rauf, P.E, C.E.M, MBA
Bobby Rauf is the President, Chief Consultant and a Senior Instructor at Sem-Train, LLC. He is a licensed Professional Engineer, in the State of North Carolina and is a Certified Energy Manager.
Mr. Rauf was inducted as “Legend in Energy” by AEE, in 2014. He is a published author of multiple engineering and energy books and professional development courses and holds a patent in process controls technology. He’s a member of ASEE, American Society of Engineering Education.
Mr. Rauf develops and instructs professional development or continuing education, energy and engineering skill building, and engineering cross-training courses. Some of his major clients include accredited universities in the US and abroad, major US and international corporations, and governmental institutions. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Gardner-Webb University.
During his long career with PPG Industries, Inc. as Senior Staff Engineer, his responsibilities included development and management of energy and ergonomics programs for multiple manufacturing plants, in the US and overseas. He also provided consultation and training services in the energy, electrical engineering, industrial safety, ergonomics and arc flash arena.