Low Pressure Boiler Operator License Level-1 and Level-2:
A Low Pressure Boiler Operator license is intended for a person responsible for low pressure boilers (Steam MAWP 15-psi or less or HWH/LTHW MAWP 160-psi or less) and their low-pressure auxiliaries in the heating plant or boiler room.
The fee for the Low Pressure Boiler Operators Level 1 and Level 2 are listed in the license application, and engineers can apply for a reciprocal license, which is based on holding a license from recognized State, Municipal, Federal and Third-Party licensing entities.
Low-Pressure Boiler Operating Engineer Level-2
- The qualifications to sit for the Low-Pressure Boiler Operating Engineer Level 2 exam the individual must have 12-months of experience in a Low-pressure heating plant. A Level-1 can sit for the Low-Pressure Boiler Operating Engineer Level 2 exam with an accumualted 12-months of experience. Exception: Students that sucessfully passed an NASOE Accredited School course for Level-1 can sit for the Level-2 exam in 6-months.
- A level 2 Low-Pressure Boiler Operating Engineer can operated any low-pressure plant regardless of boiler or plant horsepower.
Low-Pressure Boiler Operating Engineer Level-1
- The purpose of the Level-1 is to facilitate entry level licensing. When an individual has 3-months to less than 12-months experience, the individual can sit for the Low-Pressure Boiler Operating Engineer Level 1 exam. Exceptions: National Association of Stationary Operating Engineers Accredited Schools can offer students with no experience to sit for the Low-Pressure Boiler Operating Engineer Level 1 exam upon sucessfully passing the course.
- A level-1 Low-Pressure Boiler Operating Engineer can operate low-pressure boilers unsupervised for boilers not greater than 1.7MMBtu per hour.
- A Level-1 can work in a Level-2 Plant as long as the individual works directly and supervised by a Level-2 Low-Pressure Boiler Operating Engineer.
Examination Reference Material:
Here is an outline of the breadth and depth of the topics to be covered on the examination. The examination questions have a standard degree of difficulty:
- Boilers: Types, applications, design, operation, combustion systems, controls, safety devices.
- Boiler Auxiliaries: Pumps, feedwater heating equipment, water treatment.
Reference material materials to study from, for the examination, are:
- Low Pressure Boilers, 3rd Edition, by Steingress and Walker.
To obtain an NASOE license Application today, visit one of the Schools or Training Institutions and apply for your license application with them today! They will process your reciprocal license too!