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Low Pressure Boiler Operator License 1st Class and 2nd Class:

 

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A Low Pressure Boiler Operator license certificate recognizes the license-holder had demonstrated competency by examination. The certificates 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 1st Class and 2nd Class 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, Canadian and Third-Party licensing entities.

Low-Pressure Boiler Operating Engineer 1st Class

A low-pressure boiler operating engineer 1st Class is intended for a supervisory role as a individual "Shift Supervisor" in the low-pressure heating planty. Having overall responsibility as a supervisor for the entire plant including employees and equipment.

The qualifications to sit for the Low-Pressure Boiler Operating Engineer 1st Class exam the individual must have 12-months of experience in a Low-pressure heating plant. A 2nd Class can sit for the Low-Pressure Boiler Operating Engineer 1st Class exam with an accumulated 12-months of experience. Exception: Students that successfully passed an NASOE Accredited School course for 2nd Class can sit for the 1st Class exam in 6-months.

A 1stClass Low-Pressure Boiler Operating Engineer can operated any low-pressure plant regardless of boiler or plant horsepower.

The exam is based on what a Shift Supervisor (1st Class) should be able to do such as comprehensive thinking and more specifically analysis and synthesize the heating plant 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:

 

Low-Pressure Operating Engineer's 1st Class Examination Components (Topics)

Number of Component Questions on 50-Question Exam
  Math: 7-Questions
  Theory: 4-Questions
  Operations and Safety: 10-Questions
  Fuels and Combustion 5-Questions
  Instrumentation: 4-Questions
  Water Treatment: 6-Questions
  Environmental: 5-Questions
  Design and Applications: 5-Questions
  Auxiliaries: 4-Questions

 

Low-Pressure Boiler Operating Engineer 2nd Class

The purpose of the low-pressure 2nd Class Engineer's License certificate is to provide an entry level into low pressure boiler operator licensing for candidates with approved educational requirements of less than three-months in a low-pressure boiler plant or stand-alone very-small low-pressure boiler heating plant.

When an individual has 3-months to less than 12-months experience, the individual can sit for the Low-Pressure Boiler Operating Engineer 2nd Class 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 2nd Class exam upon successfully passing the course.

A 2nd Class Low-Pressure Boiler Operating Engineer can operate low-pressure boilers unsupervised for boilers not greater than 1.7MMBtu per hour. However, a 2nd Class can work in a 1st Class Low Pressure heating plant as long as the individual works directly and supervised by a 1st Class Low-Pressure Boiler Operating Engineer.

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

Low-Pressure Operating Engineer's 2nd Class Examination Components (Topics)

Number of Component Questions on 50-Question Exam
  Math: 4-Questions
  Theory: 7-Questions
  Operations and Safety: 10-Questions
  Fuels and Combustion 6-Questions
  Instrumentation: 3-Questions
  Water Treatment: 7-Questions
  Environmental: 4-Questions
  Design and Applications: 4-Questions
  Auxiliaries: 5-Questions

 

Examination Reference Material for 1st and 2nd Class:

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!

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