Operations and Maintenance Support

PSFEI offers a full range of operations and maintenance support services, including:

• Boiler Plants: Review of operations, maintenance, and boiler-life studies; development of project scopes; and evaluation of new technologies.

• HVAC: Oversight of adjustments to and/or balancing of HVAC systems, analysis and advice on HVAC energy use, and assistance in design review.

• Water Treatment: Investigation and review of problems related to water treatment practices of central boiler plants, HVAC systems, potable water, and wastewater; review of water test records, diagnosis, and consultation regarding problem areas; and recommendation for changes and/or additions to the chemicals available through contracts for water treatment.

• Electrical Systems: High-voltage dielectric testing on power cables to determine insulation resistance; troubleshooting, testing, and minor adjustments to electrical equipment; and review of electrical design of projects.

• Fuel Advisory: Surveillance of coal-production facilities; quality control of coal as needed and development of cost-savings specifications for the purchase of coal; and investigation and recommendation of solutions as they relate to procurement regulations concerning the supply, quality, and delivery of coal.

• Structural/Building Enclosure: Assessment of problems related to building structures and enclosures, review of design submissions for structural systems, and advice on the impact of building code changes.

For more information about operations and maintenance support, contact:

Mark Garlicki, Water Systems Engineer


Phone: 814-865-7874



The Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute (PSFEI) provides facilities engineering services, education programs, and energy management to Pennsylvania state agencies, the federal government and nonprofit organizations. The organization aims to advance its customers’ facilities engineering objectives through applied research, education and innovation.

Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute

Marion Place, Suite 414

135 East Nittany Avenue

State College, PA 16801

Phone: 814-865-7615

Fax: 814-863-7835