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FOURTH CLASS POWER ENGINEER S
CERTIFICATE of COMPETENCY EXAMINATION
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ASME/ANSI B31. the candidate completes a New Fourth Class Power Engineering Course offered through a technical institute. Boiler. which is available from the various technical institutes or from the SOPEEC Website.sopeec. ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Codes except for Sections VI and VII. The 2007ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code Academic Extract and Supplement produced by PanGlobal Training Systems. Pressure Vessel and Pressure Piping Code. A non-technical English language dictionary. CSA B51. CSA B52. each of 3½ hours duration. Recommended Study Programme: It is recommended that. Mechanical Refrigeration Code. Power Engineers Regulation. Examination Instructions: The examination consists of two papers. In addition to the foregoing.1 Pressure Piping Code and B31. Steam Tables and Refrigeration Tables are normally provided.org. before undertaking a New Fourth Class Engineer s Examination. a candidate must obtain at least 65% of the total marks allotted for each examination paper. A candidate is allowed to use the following items in the examination room: The Safety Codes Act and Regulations under the Safety Codes Act. it is recommended that the candidate becomes familiar with the pertinent publications listed in the Reference Material for Candidates for Engineer s Examinations . Handbook of Formulae and Physical Constants. This Syllabus is intended to assist candidates studying for the New Fourth Class Engineer s Certificate of Competency Examination. www.3 Process Piping Code. The requirements to qualify for a New Fourth Class Engineer s Examination are outlined in the Safety Codes Act. 1998 . Each of the Paper A and Paper B examinations consists of 150 multiple-choice questions.REFERENCE SYLLABUS For FOURTH CLASS POWER ENGINEER S CERTIFICATE of COMPETENCY EXAMINATION AB-054 October 2012 PAGE 2 of 13 GENERAL INFORMATION Introduction: This syllabus has been approved by the Standardization of Power Engineer Examinations Committee (SOPEEC) and the Association of Chief Inspectors (ACI). Application to Undertake Examination: A candidate must submit an application and the prescribed fee at least twenty-one (21) days before the date of examination. Extract for CSA B51 and CSA B52 Codes. To pass a 4th Class Power Engineer s Certificate of Competency examination. General Information Fourth Class Syllabus 2002.
you must reset it in the company of the examiner so that the examiner is sure that all memories are clear. Note: The candidate must provide picture ID to the Examiner prior to the examination. General Information Fourth Class Syllabus 2002. If the memories do not clear by resetting the calculator or by removing the battery. The items referenced above must be shown to the examiner for approval. if your calculator fails to function after reset or battery removal. candidates may use the current edition of the ASME Code. Besides using the 2007 Edition of the ASME Academic Extract and Supplement. the examiner is not responsible and you may be at a significant disadvantage. so be aware that you may have less time to complete your exam. Using this 1983 Edition of the ASME Extract for any power engineering examination is not recommended.REFERENCE SYLLABUS For FOURTH CLASS POWER ENGINEER S CERTIFICATE of COMPETENCY EXAMINATION AB-054 October 2012 PAGE 3 of 13 GENERAL INFORMATION Pens and pencils. No cell phone or any electronic communication devices are allowed to be brought into the examination room. Important: If your calculator is programmable. No other reference material is allowed. This may be done during your examination time. The information in the 1983 Edition of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code Academic Extract is outdated. Non-programmable calculator see important note and Drawing instruments and drawing templates. 1998 . Or the examiner may request that you remove the battery to erase all memory. the calculator shall not be used. Also.
Pressure Vessel. Thorough knowledge of the Safety Codes Act. Industrial Legislation i. paragraph and memo composition E. writing fundamentals. 1998 . lines and simple plane figures. thermodynamics of steam. basic arithmetical operations. Elementary Thermodynamics Basic thermodynamic concepts. simple machines. Mechanical Drawing. units.Boiler.Mechanical Refrigeration Code F. Occupational Health & Safety Act. power and energy. drawing instruments. Workplace Hazardous Materials WHMIS Classification of Controlled Products Labelling of Controlled Products Material Safety Data Sheets Page 1 of 4 4A 2002. friction. Applied Mathematics S. ratio and proportion.I. mechanical advantage. interpolation. scalars and vectors. sentence. area and volumes B. and Pressure Piping Code . work. decimals and percentages.REFERENCE SYLLABUS For FOURTH CLASS POWER ENGINEER S CERTIFICATE of COMPETENCY EXAMINATION AB-054 October 2012 PAGE 4 of 13 Part A 3½ Hours Multiple Choice Examination A. Elementary Mechanics and Dynamics Definitions of mechanical properties. pressure. various views. length. temperature and thermal expansion. Administration Mechanical drawing fundamentals. moments and forces. steam tables. force.Recommended Rules for the Care and Operation of Heating Boilers . power transmission C. simple algebra. linear velocity and acceleration.Recommended Guidelines for the Care and Operation of Power ii. factor of safety. fractions. mensuration. . and applicable regulations Codes ASME Section VI ASME Section VII Boilers CSA Standard B-51 CSA Standard B-52 . basic chemical and physical properties D. specific. stress and strain. sensible and latent heat.
iv. 1998 . Plant Fire Protection i. Plant Safety i. ii. iii. ii. CPR and artificial respiration Safety Committees H. vi. iv.REFERENCE SYLLABUS For FOURTH CLASS POWER ENGINEER S CERTIFICATE of COMPETENCY EXAMINATION AB-054 October 2012 PAGE 5 of 13 Part A 3½ Hours Multiple Choice Examination G. Fire fundamentals and procedures Fires and extinguishing methods Portable fire extinguishers. Environmental terms and definitions Gas and noise pollution Solid and liquid pollution Potential environmental impact of liquids Potential environmental impact of vapours Potential environmental impact of operating facilities Page 2 of 4 4A 2002. vi. construction and operation Electrical fires I. Environment i. vii. iv. viii. iii. ii. v. v. Costs and effects of workplace injuries Personal protective equipment Isolation of mechanical and electrical equipment Confined space entry Handling of gases and hydrocarbon fluids Hydrogen sulphide safety First aid. iii.
support. ii. iv. tubes. v. Engineering materials: selection and properties Heat treatment and case hardening Fabrication and welding methods Welding processes and electrode use and selection Welding terms and inspection Welder qualifications K. water hammer Valve types: construction and application L. iii. 1998 . refractory Page 3 of 4 4A 2002. High Pressure Boiler Design i. iii. hangers and insulation Drainage: separators. Piping and Valves i. iv.REFERENCE SYLLABUS For FOURTH CLASS POWER ENGINEER S CERTIFICATE of COMPETENCY EXAMINATION AB-054 October 2012 PAGE 6 of 13 Part A 3½ Hours Multiple Choice Examination J. suspension. drums and walls Electric boilers Boiler construction: support. vi. ii. Development of boiler design Boiler terminology Firetube boilers: construction. pipe fittings and connections Expansion joints. shell Watertube boilers: construction. v. traps. bends. iii. stays. Materials: sizes and identification Piping. vi. iv. ii. v. tube sheets. Material and Welding i.
blow-down and corrosion Page 4 of 4 4A 2002. economizers. scale. reheaters. v. vi. start-up. Combustion theory. balanced Boiler combustion equipment: coal. zeolite. iii. High Pressure Boiler Parts and Fittings i. inspection.REFERENCE SYLLABUS For FOURTH CLASS POWER ENGINEER S CERTIFICATE of COMPETENCY EXAMINATION AB-054 October 2012 PAGE 7 of 13 Part A 3½ Hours Multiple Choice Examination M. vi. composition of fuel. deaeration Internal feedwater treatment and testing Knowledge and control of: pH. induced. lime soda. iv. Boiler prestart. High Pressure Boiler Operation i. vii. vii. boil out and lay-up Hydrostatic testing. safety precautions Cause and prevention of boiler furnace explosions O. External feedwater treatment: filtration. oil and gas burners and safety Fluidized bed and grate systems Safety and relief valves Water columns and gauge glasses Steam Drum Internals Superheaters. iii. 1998 . ii. viii. caustic embrittlement. sludge. iii. ix. ii. v. Feedwater Treatment i. fuel heating value Boiler draft equipment: natural. forced. ii. iv. operation and shut-down Emergency boiler operation Soot blowers Continuous and intermittent blowdown Chemical and mechanical cleaning. foaming. air heaters Insulation N.
reaction. intercoolers. operation. impellers. lubrication. Pumps a. altitude. Prime Movers and Engines i. valves. governing. seals. rotary pump e. start-up. B. stages. Pumping theory Pump operation and maintenance Reciprocating pumps: simplex. b. lubrication. drivers Centrifugal pumps: volute. startup. lubrication and operation Axial: construction. diffusers. regeneration. Air Compression a.REFERENCE SYLLABUS For FOURTH CLASS POWER ENGINEER S CERTIFICATE of COMPETENCY EXAMINATION AB-054 October 2012 PAGE 8 of 13 Part B 3½ Hours Multiple Choice Examination A. lubrication and operation Systems: receivers. control. d. Page 1 of 6 4B 2002. barometers Reciprocating compressors: construction. operation and maintenance. cooling components. operation and shut-down Turbine pump. components. start-up. valves. overspeed trip. aftercoolers. condensers Basic gas turbines: construction. d. lubrication Steam turbines: construction. open cycle. duplex. ii. driers. v. vi. ii. steam and gas turbine plants Internal combustion engines: construction. shut-down Cooling towers. impulse. b. operation. iii. prime mover terminology Simple steam engine: construction. packing. moisture. Heat engines. shut-down iv. details. working cycles. fuels. Pumps and Compressors i. c. applications. wear rings. Theory. safety devices c. 1998 .
failure D. vii. gauges Low water fuel cut-offs. systems Bearing lubrication: operation. mercury switch. measurement and calculations Power and work Magnetism and electromagnetism Electrical metering devices: voltmeters. switches. viii. vi. operation Transformers Electrical distribution circuits. v. v. Controls. ammeters. components Introductory process computer concepts Input and output devices. lubricants. instrumentation and computers i. thermocouples Boiler programming controls Types of computers: principles. iii. classes. Lubrication: principles. applications. vi. vii. data recording and storage Page 2 of 6 4B 2002. ii. applications.REFERENCE SYLLABUS For FOURTH CLASS POWER ENGINEER S CERTIFICATE of COMPETENCY EXAMINATION AB-054 October 2012 PAGE 9 of 13 Part B 3½ Hours Multiple Choice Examination C. ii. maintenance. Electrical: terms. ix. Electricity i. software programs. viscosities. ix. 1998 . fuses Safe operation E. iv. breakers. insulators Motors and generators: AC and DC. wattmeters Conductors. iii. ii. viii. properties. Lubrication i. Instrumentation terms and definitions Methods of process measurement Basic control loop components Basic boiler instrumentation and control systems. languages. iv.
air distribution. Watertube and tubular heating boilers Cast iron sectional and modular heating boilers Firetube heating boilers Oil and gas burners for heating boilers Steam heating boiler fittings. Heating Systems i. ii. vii. iv. safety G. ventilators. controls. vacuum pumps Steam heating systems: operation and maintenance Hot water heating auxiliaries: pumps. converters. lay up. valves. unit heaters. Page 3 of 6 4B 2002. vi. radiant panels. v.REFERENCE SYLLABUS For FOURTH CLASS POWER ENGINEER S CERTIFICATE of COMPETENCY EXAMINATION AB-054 October 2012 PAGE 10 of 13 Part B 3½ Hours Multiple Choice Examination F. Steam heating auxiliaries: radiators. traps. snow melt Hot water heating systems: operation and maintenance Warm air heating system equipment Warm air furnace components and maintenance: furnaces. trouble shooting Ventilation and air filters Infrared and electric heating ii. expansion tanks. vii. coils. inspection. viii. iii. viii. valves. air vents. convectors. humidifiers. Heating Boilers i. attachments and auxiliaries Hot water heating boilers. fittings. v. 1998 . vi. iv. iii. attachments Hot water and steam heating boiler operation and maintenance Cleaning.
outdoor. Heating boiler feed water controls Heating boiler operating controls Heating boiler combustion controls Pneumatic controls for heating systems Electric controls for heating systems Electronic controls for heating systems: indoor. iii. ix. iv. Lighting systems: principles. advantages. incandescent. fluorescent Building water supply systems: operation and maintenance. ii. Safety. disadvantages I. Heating Boiler and Heating System Controls i. relief devices Refrigeration compressor components Heat exchangers for refrigeration systems Refrigeration metering devices and capacity controls Refrigeration cycle controls Refrigeration system accessories Page 4 of 6 4B 2002. ii. CSA B-52 Thermodynamics of Refrigeration Properties of Refrigerants Compression refrigeration systems: components. v. iv. Vapour Compression Refrigeration i. vi. vii. v. multi-zone. trouble shooting Sanitary drainage systems: maintenance Snow melt systems iii. vi.REFERENCE SYLLABUS For FOURTH CLASS POWER ENGINEER S CERTIFICATE of COMPETENCY EXAMINATION AB-054 October 2012 PAGE 11 of 13 Part B 3½ Hours Multiple Choice Examination H. units. iv. ii. iii. Auxiliary Building Systems i. hot water heaters. J. viii. 1998 . auxiliaries. controls and protection.
auxiliaries Page 5 of 6 4B 2002.REFERENCE SYLLABUS For FOURTH CLASS POWER ENGINEER S CERTIFICATE of COMPETENCY EXAMINATION AB-054 October 2012 PAGE 12 of 13 Part B 3½ Hours Multiple Choice Examination x. 1998 . maintenance Air conditioning heat recovery systems Air conditioning system controls Heat gains and losses in buildings. Unitary and central air conditioning systems Combined air conditioning systems: components. system components. v. Psychrometric properties of air Applications of the psychrometric chart and comfort conditions Fans for air distribution systems Air conditioning duct systems Coil types Coil operation Humidification. shut-down Compression refrigeration system maintenance. Absorption refrigeration systems. auxiliaries Absorption refrigeration system operation and maintenance L. xi. dehumidification M. ii. Compression refrigeration system pre start-up. charging. iii. ii. trouble shooting Absorption Refrigeration i. auxiliaries. Air Conditioning i. K. start-up. iii. ii. vi. Air Conditioning Systems i. iv. v. testing. vii. operational checks and procedures. components. iv. operation. surging.
v.ladders. ii. maintenance Gas plant and pulp mill processes. Powerhouse maintenance . Types of Plants i. Boiler Maintenance i. iv. iii.hand and power tools Powerhouse maintenance .REFERENCE SYLLABUS For FOURTH CLASS POWER ENGINEER S CERTIFICATE of COMPETENCY EXAMINATION AB-054 October 2012 PAGE 13 of 13 Part B 3½ Hours Multiple Choice Examination N. components. inspection. Hot oil systems. cables and fasteners Boiler maintenance. stays. lay up. welder qualification O. equipment. tubes. ii. operation. refractory.ropes. auxiliaries. safety valves Boiler cleaning. 1998 . safety Steam related oil. food and sawmill processes Page 6 of 6 4B 2002. scaffolding and hoisting Powerhouse maintenance . testing. iii. operation.
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