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Combustion Technician and Combustion Specialist Certification License Program:

Combustion Specialist License Certificate

Combustion burner installers and service technicians license program for combustion analysis, set-up, servicing and tune-ups for small furnaces to industrial combustion furnaces should have a combustion technician certificate license for the boiler or furnace for the particular fuel.

The combustion certificate license program has three-levels of competency. They are based on size of the burner, fuel train, and furnace and types of fuels from these categories: 1) Gaseous, 2) Liquid, and 3) Solid. The three-levels of competency are as follows:

Combustion Specialist - II: Natural Gas, Heating Oils, Wood Product Biomass and Coal for Boiler Furnaces of Unlimited Size

Combustion Specialist - I: Natural Gas and Heating Oils for Boiler Furnaces of Unlimited Size

Combustion Technician: Natural Gas, Propane and Heating Oils on Boiler Furnaces of 1.7 MMBtu/hr or less (approximately 50-BHP or less).

Combustion Specialist - III license certificate is in development for HRSG Duct Panel Burners, Refuse Burners, Fluidized Beds, and Hazardous Waste Combustors. Contributors are welcome by contacting admin@nasoe.org

The combustion certificate licenses qualification can be found below with information on number of questions on the competency examination and their topics as well as reference materials to study from.

Combustion Specialist - IICombustion Specialist for Soild Fuels - Coal and Wood Product Biomass License Certificate NASOE

A Combustion Specialist - II designation is intended for combustion and burner trains on large furnaces on boilers of greater than 50-BHP and the Specialist will have the additional abilities of solid fuels of coal and wood product biomass above that of a Combustion Specialist - I.

The qualifications to sit (write) for the Combustion Specialist - II exam is the candidate must have a Combustion - I certificate license with 3-months of full-time combustion and burner experience, which is listed under Combustion Specialist - I, in using Coal or Wood Biomass.

The Combustion Specialist - II, competency exam test for the following using Natural Gas, Fuel Oil, Coal and Wood Product Biomass:

      1. Set-Up Combustion Equipment
      2. Combustion Analysis
      3. Assist the Facility in Tune-Up of Combustion Equipment and Burners
      4. Assist the Facility in Making Adjustments to the Combustion Process
      5. Assist the Facility in Achieving Safe and Complete Combustion with Minimal Impact on Environment

Reference materials to study from, for the examination, are:

      1. Combustion Analysis and Fuel Efficiency, by E. Rasmussen, ESCO Press (ESCO Institute)
      2. NFPA 85 Boiler and Combustion Systems, Chapters 4, 9, and 10
      3. ASME CSD-1 Controls and Safety Devices for Automatically Fired Boilers
      4. Steam Plant Operations, by Woodruff, Lammers, and Lammers: Chapters 4, 5, and 12
     

The license certificate examinee should be able to do comprehensive thinking and more specifically analysis and synthesize of combustion related conditions. Examination is a 50-Question test in a 1-1/2 hour period. The components of the exam is made up of the following:

 

Combustion Specialist - II Examination Components (Topics)

Number of Component Questions on 50-Question Exam
  Theory: 5-Questions
  Math: 7-Questions
  Operations and Safety: 6-Questions
  Instrumentation: 6-Questions
  Fuels and Combustion: 8-Questions
  Burner (Includes: Stokers, Grates and Pulverized Coal) and Combustion Analysis: 7-Questions
  Design and Applications: 5-Questions
  Environmental: 6-Questions

Combustion Specicalist 1 NASOE Certificate

Combustion Specialist - I

A Combustion Specialist - I designation is intended for combustion and burner trains on large furnaces on boilers of greater than 50-BHP. As a Combustion Specialist - I designation the specialist has competently passed a written examination to set-up burners, determine drafting, complete combustion analysis, and assist the facility in determining the best method for delivery of fuel for complete combustion for Natural Gas, No. 2 and No.6 Fuel Oils.

The qualifications to sit (write) for the Combustion Specialist - I exam the candidate must have 18-months of full-time combustion and burner experience in the following: Combustion Analysis, Burner and Fuel Train Installs/Commissioning, Tune-Ups, and Cleaning on High-Pressure Boilers/furnaces, or 12-months combustion and burner experience with 6-months on high-pressure boilers. In lieu of this requirement, a candidate can have 18-months experience operating a high-pressure steam or high-temperature hot water plant of which 3-months of combustion and burner experience or have a 2-year technical degree with 3-months of full-time combustion and burner experience and 3-months as a high-pressure boiler operator.

The Combustion Specialist - I, competency exam test for the following:

      1. Set-Up Combustion Equipment
      2. Combustion Analysis
      3. Assist the Facility in Tune-Up of Combustion Equipment and Burners
      4. Assist the Facility in Making Adjustments to the Combustion Process
      5. Assist the Facility in Achieving Safe and Complete Combustion with Minimal Impact on Environment

Reference materials to study from, for the examination, are:

      1. High Pressure Boilers, by Steingress, Frost, Walker: Chapters 8, 9 and 10
      2. Combustion Analysis and Fuel Efficiency, by E. Rasmussen, ESCO Press (ESCO Institute)
      3. NFPA 85 Boiler and Combustion Systems, Chapter 4, 5, and 6
      4. ASME CSD-1 Controls and Safety Devices for Automatically Fired Boilers
      5. NFPA 211 Standard for Chimneys, Fireplaces, Vents, and Solid Fuel-Burning Appliances Chapters 6, 7, 8, and 9

The license certificate examinee should be able to do comprehensive thinking and more specifically analysis and synthesize of combustion related conditions. Examination is a 50-Question test in a 1-1/2 hour period. The components of the exam is made up of the following:

 

Combustion Specialist - I Examination Components (Topics)

Number of Component Questions on 50-Question Exam
  Theory: 7-Questions
  Math: 7-Questions
  Operations and Safety: 6-Questions
  Instrumentation: 6-Questions
  Fuels and Combustion: 8-Questions
  Burners and Combustion Analysis: 7-Questions
  Design and Applications: 5-Questions
  Environmental: 4-Questions

 

Combustion Technician

A Combustion Technician is intended for combustion and burner train set-up including drafting to combustion analysis for gaseous fuel (Propane and Natural Gas) as well as liquid fuels such as heating oil for small furnace.

The qualifications to sit (write) for the Combustion Technician exam the individual must have 6-months of full-time combustion and burner experience in the following: Combustion Analysis, Burner and Fuel Train Installs/Commissioning, Tune-Ups, and Cleaning. In lieu of this requirement, a candidate can have 12-months experience operating a low or high-pressure steam or hot water plant of which 3-months of combustion and burner experience or have a 2-year technical degree with 3-months of full-time combustion and burner experience of which 3-months of boiler experience .

A Combustion Technician competency exam test for the following on boilers of 1.7-MMBtu/hr or approximately 50-BHP (Boiler Horse-Power) or less:

      1. Set-Up Combustion Equipment
      2. Combustion Analysis
      3. Tune-Up Combustion Equipment and Burners
      4. Make Adjustments to the Combustion Process

Reference materials to study from, for the examination, are:

      1. Low Pressure Boilers, 4th Edition, by Steingress: Chapters 5 - Fuel Systems and 6 Draft Systems
      2. Combustion Analysis and Fuel Efficiency, by E. Rasmussen, ESCO Press (ESCO Institute)
      3. ASME CSD-1 Controls and Safety Devices for Automatically Fired Boilers
      4. NFPA 211 Standard for Chimneys, Fireplaces, Vents, and Solid Fuel-Burning Appliances: Chapters 6, 7, 8, and 9

Examination is a 50-Question test in a 1-1/2 hour period. The components of the exam is made up of the following:

 

Combustion Technician Examination Components (Topics)

Number of Component Questions on 50-Question Exam
  Theory: 9-Questions
  Math: 7-Questions
  Operations and Safety: 6-Questions
  Instrumentation: 4-Questions
  Fuels and Combustion: 8-Questions
  Burners and Combustion Analysis: 7-Questions
  Design and Applications: 5-Questions
  Environmental: 4-Questions

 

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