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Stationary High-Pressure Steam Engineering License Program for Chief Engineer, 1st Class, 2nd Class and 3rd Class: (Traditional Stationary Engineers Licensing)

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A Stationary High Pressure Steam Engineers license certificate recognizes the license-holder had demonstrated competency by examination. The certificates are intended for a person responsible for high pressure boilers (Steam Boilers with MAWP of greater than 15-psi (not included MTHW or HTHW Generators) and the high-pressure auxiliaries in the hp steam plant, hp boiler room or hp steam process plant.

The fee for the Stationary High Pressure Steam Engineering are listed in the license application, and engineers can apply for credit on their existing license, which is based on experience and holding a license from recognized State, Municipal, Federal, or Canadian licensing entities.

Getting Credit for Your Jurisdictional License Note: Jurisdictions that have a Stationary Engineer's or Stationary Operating Engineer's license are generally intended for stationary high-pressure steam plants that do not have 'turbine generators', but could have steam driven turbines; therefore, a stationary high-pressure steam engineers license will be issued. An upgrade in jurisdictional license will not upgrade National's license, for the license-holder must take the examination to upgrade National's license.

A Probationary Note: Probationary (Probie) license from National indicates the license is time-sensitive where the Probie must be in full-time employ during the Probie period in the duties of the license under direct supervision. The employer or senior license-holder must attest the Probie's employ and competency in duties to be released.

Examination Note: There are topics or components that overlap, for instance the Chief's exam has 10-math question, but operations or fuel related question may have additional math questions. Therefore, the number of topics questions are minimals. Remember, formulas are provided for all math questions regardless of the class license.

 

Chief Engineer of Stationary High-Pressure Steam Engineering

A Chief Engineer of a high pressure steam plant (boiler) operations is intended for a management / supervisory role as the "Chief Engineer" in the steam plant. Having overall responsibility as a manager and supervisor for the entire steam plant including employees and equipment.

The qualifications to sit (write) for the Chief Engineer of Stationary High-Pressure Steam Plant (Boiler Steam Power House) Operations exam the individual must have either: 1) have 5-years experience in a high-pressure steam plant, or 2) have a 2-year technical or science college degree with 12-months experience, or 3) have a 1st Class license with 12-months of in-grade experience.

A Professional Licensed Engineer (Mechanical) is eligible for a Chief's license with a 12-month probationary license (to be accomplished in 36-months).

A Chief Engineer of Stationary High-Pressure Steam Power House can operated a stationary high-pressure steam plant regardless of boiler size or plant horsepower (excluding power generation station). The Chief Engineer of Stationary High-Pressure Steam Plant Operations license is intended what steam plant personnel identifies as chief of the plant.

Reference materials to study from, where books 1, 2 and 3 will have similar topics but with distinct in-depth information that the other two-books don't. Examination questions come from these books:

      1. Boiler Operator's Guide, by Anthony Kohan, 4th Edition McGraw-Hill (Questions are from Chapters 7, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, and 15,
      2. Steam Plant Operations, by Woodruff, Lammers and Lammers, 9th Edition McGraw-Hill(Questions from Steam Plant Operations are drawn from Chapters (x.sub): 1.3, 1.6, 1.9, 2.5 to 2.16, 3.0, 4.0, 5.1 to 5.10, 5.13, 6.1 to 6.11, 7.0, 8.0, 11.0, 12.0, 13.0)
      3. Stationary Engineering, by Stiengress, Frost, and Walker, 4th Edition ATP Publication, (Chapters: First-Class Topics)
      4. Industrial Maintenance, by Green, Jonalhum, and Gosse, (Chapters: 1, 4, 9, and 10)

The license certificate exam is based on what a Manager and Supervisor (Chief Engineer) should be able to do such as comprehensive thinking such as creative and justified thinking process and more specifically planning and assessing the steam plant conditions. Examination is a 60-Question test in a 2-1/2 hour period. The components of the exam is made up of the following:

 

Chief Engineer of Stationary High-Pressure Steam Engineering Plant Examination Components (Topics)

Number of Component Questions on 60-Question Exam
  Theory: 2-Questions
  Math: 10-Questions
  Operations and Safety: 10-Questions
  Instrumentation: 5-Questions
  Fuels and Combustion: 5-Questions
  Water Treatment: 5-Questions
  Auxiliaries: 3-Questions
  Design and Applications: 5-Questions
  Environmental: 5-Questions
  Maintenance Systems 5-Questions
  Electrical Systems 5-Questions

 

 

Stationary High-Pressure Steam Engineer 1st Class

A stationary high pressure steam engineer First-Class is intended for a supervisory role as a "Supervisor" in the steam plant. Having overall responsibility as a supervisor for the entire steam plant including employees and equipment.

The qualifications to sit (write) for the Stationary High-Pressure Steam (Boiler Operator) Engineer 1st Class exam the individual must have either: 1) 24-months of experience in a high-pressure steam plant, or 2) have a 2-year technical or science college degree with 6-months experience, or 3) A 2nd Class can sit for the Stationary High-Pressure Boiler Operating Engineer 1st Class exam with an accumulated 12-months of experience.

A Professional Licensed Engineer (Mechanical) is eligible for 1st Class stationary high pressure steam engineer with a 6-month probationary license (to be accomplished in 36-months).

A 1st Class High-Pressure Steam Plant (Boiler Operator) Engineer can operated stationary high-pressure plant of 1000-BHP unsupervised. A 1st Class High Pressure Steam Plant (Boiler Operator) can operate any boiler or plant of unlimited size BHP when under a Chief Engineer's license. The 1st Stationary Class High Pressure Steam Engineers license is intended for what steam plant personnel identifies as assistant chief of the plant, supervisor of steam plant or for senior operators.

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

      1. Boiler Operator's Guide, by Anthony Kohan, 4th Edition McGraw-Hill (Questions are from Chapters 7, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, and 15,
      2. Stationary Engineering, by Stiengress, Frost, and Walker, 4th Edition ATP Publication, (Chapters: First-Class and Second-Class Topics)
      3. Steam Plant Operations, by Woodruff, Lammers and Lammers, 9th Edition McGraw-Hill
      4. Industrial Maintenance, by Green, Jonalhum, and Gosse, (Chapters: 1, 4, 9, and 10)

The license certificate exam is based on what a Supervisor (1st Class) should be able to do such as comprehensive thinking and more specifically analysis and synthesize the steam plant conditions. Examination is a 60-Question test in a 2-1/2 hour period. The components of the exam is made up of the following:

 

Stationary High-Pressure Steam Engineer's 1st Class Examination Components (Topics)

Number of Component Questions on 60-Question Exam
  Theory: 4-Questions
  Math: 7-Questions
  Operations and Safety: 10-Questions
  Instrumentation: 4-Questions
  Fuels and Combustion: 5-Questions
  Water Treatment: 6-Questions
  Auxiliaries: 4-Questions
  Design and Applications: 5-Questions
  Environmental: 5-Questions
  Maintenance Systems 5-Questions
  Electrical Systems 5-Questions

 

Stationary High-Pressure Steam Engineer 2nd Class

A stationary high pressure steam engineer (aka boiler operating engineer) Second-Class is intended for a non-supervisory role in a steam plant (no power generation) in the role of a Group Leader or senior watch engineer. An example of a 2nd class stationary high-pressure steam engineer is technically in-charge of small steam plant equipment or in a larger steam plant under a 1st Class stationary high-pressure boiler operating engineer.

The qualifications to sit (write) for the Stationary High-Pressure Steam Plant (Boiler Operating) Engineer 2nd Class exam the individual must have either: 1) 6-months of experience in a high-pressure steam heating plant or have a 2-year technical degree, or 2) A 3rd Class can sit for the Stationary High-Pressure Engineer 2nd Class exam with an accumulated 3-months of experience with an approved course at an accredited NASOE School, or 3) a 1st Class Low Pressure Boiler Operator with 24-months in-grade can write the 2nd Class Stationary High Pressure Steam Engineers Exam.

A 2nd Class Stationary High-Pressure Steam Plant (Boiler Operating) Engineer can operated stationary high-pressure steam plant of 500-BHP unsupervised. A 2nd Class stationary High Pressure Steam Plant (Boiler Operator) can operate any boiler or plant of unlimited size BHP when under a Chief Engineer of Stationary High Pressure Steam Engineering license. The 2nd Class Stationary High Pressure Steam Engineer's license is intended for senior watch engineers, shift watch engineers, maintenance group leader under the direction of the 1st Class Stationary HP Steam Engineer or Chief Engineer.

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

      1. Boiler Operators Workbook, by R. Dean Wilson
      2. Industrial Mechanics, 2nd Edition, by Albert W. Kemp (Chapters: 12, 16, 17 and 18)
      3. Do's and Don'ts of holding a watch of shift for 3rd and 2nd Class High Pressure Steam Engineer Dos and Donts for 3rd Class and 2nd Class High Pressure Steam Engineer Watch

Examination is a 60-Question test in a 2-1/2 hour period. The components of the exam is made up of the following:

 

Stationary High-Pressure Steam Engineer's 2nd Class Examination Components (Topics)

Number of Component Questions on 60-Question Exam
  Theory: 7-Questions
  Math: 4-Questions
  Operations and Safety: 10-Questions
  Instrumentation: 3-Questions
  Fuels and Combustion: 6-Questions
  Water Treatment: 7-Questions
  Auxiliaries: 5-Questions
  Design and Applications: 4-Questions
  Maintenance Mechanic 5-Questions
  Environmental: 4-Questions
  Electrical Basics 5-Questions

 

Stationary High-Pressure Steam Engineer 3rd Class

One of the purposes of 3rd Class Engineer's License is to provide an entry level into Stationary High-Pressure Steam Engineering licensing for candidates from an accredited learning program as well as provide a transition from LP Boiler Operator's license to a Stationary HP Steam Engineering licensure.

A stationary high pressure steam engineer 3rd Class is intended for a non-supervisory role in a high-pressure steam plant. A 3rd Class Stationary High-Pressure Steam Engineer can operated stationary high-pressure steam plant of 50-BHP unsupervised. When under the supervision and/or leadership of higher grade licenses, the 3rd Class High-Pressure Steam Engineer license is intended for watch engineer or shift engineer (non-supervisory) under the limits of the supervisory license.

The qualifications to sit (write) for the Stationary High-Pressure Steam Engineer 3rd Class exam is meet one of the three-requirements:

      1. At least three-months experience working in a HP Steam Plant
      2. Complete 3rd Class HP Steam Engineering accredited National Association of Stationary Engineers® license learning program to receive a probationary license until 3-months of accumulated experience is achieved (done within 36-months).
      3. Have 12-months 'in-grade' as a First-Class Low-Pressure Boiler Operating Engineer

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

      1. High Pressure Boilers, 4th Edition, by Steingress, Frost and Walker
      2. Do's and Don'ts of holding a watch of shift for 3rd and 2nd Class High Pressure Steam Engineer Dos and Donts for 3rd Class and 2nd Class High Pressure Steam Engineer Watch

The exam is based on what a Shift Engineer (3rd Class) should know or have knowledge to recognize and communicate steam plant conditions. Examination is a 50-Question test in a 2-hour period. The components of the exam is made up of the following:

     

    Stationary High-Pressure Steam Plant Engineer's 3rd Class Examination Components (Topics)

    Number of Component Questions on 50-Question Exam
      Theory: 10-Questions
      Math: 2-Questions
      Operations and Safety: 10-Questions
      Instrumentation: 2-Questions
      Fuels and Combustion: 7-Questions
      Water Treatment: 8-Questions
      Auxiliaries: 6-Questions
      Design and Applications: 3-Questions
      Environmental: 2-Questions

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