Third-Class Engineer License:
A Third-Class Engineer is intended for a non-supervisory role in the power plant or generating facility as a Shift Engineer.
The fees for the Third-Class Engineer 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.
The qualification to sit for examination are the individual must have 6-months in a high-pressure plant or 6-months holding a high-Pressure Boiler Operator certificate.
Here is an outline of the breadth and depth of the topics, which can be downloaded in detail at Third-Class, and will be covered on the examination. Below is the a general outline of covered topics on the examination:
Questions on the exam have a medium-degree of difficulty related to:
- Boilers: Types, applications, design, operation, combustion systems, controls, safety devices.
- Boiler Auxiliaries: Pumps, feedwater heating equipment, water treatment.
- Steam Turbines: Design, applications, controls, operation, safety devices.
- Steam Turbine Auxiliaries: Condensers, cooling towers and cooling systems.
- Environmental Control: Emissions, pollution controls, pollution control devices and systems.
- Boiler Mathematics: MAWP, heating surface, horsepower, safety valve calculations, fuel calculations.
- Pump Mathematics: Horsepower, head, displacement.
- Steam Turbine Mathematics: Horsepower, overspeed trip calculations, condenser calculations.
Reference material materials to study from, for the examination, are:
- Stationary Engineering, 4th Edition by Steingress, Frost and Walker.
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