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Mission Critical - Maintaining and Reducing Risks in Critical Environments and Modern Facilities
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2 days
Crosby, TX

This seminar is lecture based and designed as an introduction and overview of the book “Maintaining Mission Critical Systems in a 24/7 Environment” and is for the Building Engineer that manages various types of Mission Critical Systems in the Data Centers and High Risk Environments. The seminar will begin with how a data center operates followed by how and why data centers have evolved into what they are today and in the future based on the evolving connected world. The remainder of the seminar will be more advanced discussions relating to the equipment and how to reduce downtime to promote a 24/7 Data Center Operation including preventative maintenance and the commissioning of critical equipment.


Weaved into the seminar will be the mission critical Industry and how it has evolved over the last half decade as well as the services and associated challenges that are required to support the entire infrastructure starting with employees who will be retiring and how the reins are handed off to the next generation engineer. A discussion on the impact of the data that is being generated at exponential rates and how it is globally moving us towards the age of Yottabyte (that is 1 followed by 24 zeros) with computer processing power dispersing across corporate enterprises. This trend for a more distributed architecture will multiply and expand as the convergence of new technologies and developments such as IoT, 5G, AI, autonomous cars and smart cities, and everything connected and processed in Hyper-Scale to Micro-Datacenters to Edge Computing facilities, enriching new ways of using, analyzing, and managing data for a more productive, resilient, and safe digital society.




•         Present to all attendees an overview of “Maintaining Mission Critical Systems in a 24/7 Environment”

•         Review of NFPA 70E, Condition Based Maintenance and Failure Patterns

•         Overview of the cause and effects of human error and ways to mitigate it

•         Critical Awareness and Operations within complex and high stress environments

•         Risk Management and Reliability within critical operations

•         Testing and Commissioning

•         Fundamentals of Data Center Power Distribution

•         UPS and Battery Systems

•         Automatic Transfer Switches

•         Static Transfer Switches

•         Emergency Generators and Fuel Oil Systems

•         Electrical Distribution

•         Alarm Response Plans and Root-Cause Analysis

•         IoT Sensors, Controls, Energy Efficiency, and Conservation

•         The Next Generation of Technology in the Mission Critical Industry


Instructor Bio:

PMC Group One was founded by veteran mission-critical operations professional, author and industry speaker, Peter Curtis. Critical infrastructure operations safety standard has been part of Curtis’ DNA since his early teen years when he managed complex medical equipment for his ailing sibling. Surviving the 911 tragedy propelled Curtis to focus his 30 years’ experience in mission-critical engineering industry to design and implement tools to protect critical infrastructure and public safety defense by establishing best practices standards for facility operations professionals. As an educator, Curtis imparts his industry insight as a professor at the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) and Marist College, Electrical and International Building Engineers Unions - training the future operations engineers of our digitized world to meet ideals of integrity, public safety, energy efficiency, cost containment, environmental consciousness, and a dedication to outstanding workmanship.

As the author of Maintaining Mission Critical Systems in a 24/7 Environment – an imperative guide to designing, operating, and maintaining mission critical equipment and systems and a best seller in its class – Curtis shares his deep industry acumen in critical infrastructure engineering focused on business resiliency, data center efficiency, and green power technology with mission-critical facility engineers and operators. The 3rd edition of the book is set to be released in late 2019. Curtis’ three decades of industry knowledge includes work in the mission-critical engineering industry for financial, healthcare, defense, utilities, transportation, energy management, and education sectors. His affiliations include 7×24 Exchange, Association for Facilities Engineering (AFE), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), International Electrical Testing Association (IETA), International Facility Management Association (IFMA), and the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE). He is a graduate of New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) with a Master of Science degree in Energy Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electro-Mechanical Computer Technology.

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