Plant Maintenance Engineering Best Practices - 8 PDHs
Webinar - Part 1 & 2 / July 20th & 21st / 11am to 3pm; ET / Cost: $335 Member; $385 Non-Member
July 20 - 21, 2023

NYSSPE has partnered with Sem-Train, LLC -  New York State Approved Sponsor

Part 1: July 20, 2023 - 11:00am to 3:00pm; ET
Part 2: July 21, 2023 - 11:00am to 3:00pm; ET
Cost: $335 Members / $385 Non-Members

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 the importance of workplace safety and introduced to common electrical and electronic safety equipment. Board acceptance guarantee. The audience is engaged through Q&A, classwork, and ad hoc discussions pertaining to the topic.

 Learning Objectives & Take-Aways

  1. You will gain better appreciation of challenges associated with sustaining and maintaining large industrial and commercial facilities, effectively and efficiently - through proven engineering best practices shared by Prof. Rauf during his multi-year assignment as a Maintenance Engineer in a large industrial plant.  
  1. 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. 
  1. You will gain familiarity with major types of electrical and mechanical equipment. 
  1. 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 commercial facilities. 
  1. You will be able to apply proven best practices for effective interface and management of maintenance, energy and utilities technicians. 
  1. You will be able to apply proven and effective safety best practices in large industrial, institutional and commercial environment. 
  1. You become aware of plant engineering project mapping and project flow. 
  1. You will know the gravity of workplace harassment, team morale and positive reinforcement. 
  1. You will know how to develop project life cycle cost and how to perform basic financial analysis. 
  1. You will get answers to your plant maintenance, facilities management, and plant engineering related questions.

Speaker:  Professor Bobby Rauf, P.E, C.E.M, MBA, NSPE Member
Professor Bobby Rauf is the President, Chief Consultant and a Senior Instructor at Sem-Train, LLC. Bobby has over 25 years of experience in teaching undergraduate and post graduate Engineering, Science, Math, Business Administration and MBA courses, seminars and workshops. Prof. Rauf is registered (PE) Professional Engineer, in the States of Virginia, North Carolina, and Wyoming, a Certified Energy Manager and a Certified Ergonomist.

Prof. 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.  He holds patents in process controls technology.