American Society of Power Engineers, Inc.

Establishing National
Standards for Power Engineers.

Facility Stationary Engineer Technician First Class

Test Fee $45.00

Requirements to take test

  • Minimum age - 22
  • Education - High School Diploma, GED or Equivalent
  • Experience - 3-years as a 2nd Class Facility Power Engineer Tech
  • Must have the EPA 608 Certification Type I, Type II, Type III and Universal

Examination - Written Test 100 Question Multiple Choice

Licensed to Operate after successfully passing test:

  • Maximum Prime Mover Horsepower (Unsupervised) - 1000 Hp
  • Maximum Boiler Size (Unsupervised) HP - 400 BHP / LP Unlimited BHP/ HTW Unlimited
  • Maximum HVAC – Unlimited

Test will include competency and proficiency questions in the below listed areas

Curriculum of a Facility Power Engineer Tech Second Class in addition to the following:

  • Mathematics and Calculations
  • Maintenance Principles, Service and Repair Principles
  • Safety
  • Precision Measurement, Print Reading
  • Tools
  • Rigging, Lifting, Ladders and Scaffolds
  • Mechanical Systems, Electric Systems
  • Electronics and Programmable Controllers
  • Engine Driven Compressors and Pumps, Pumps (Water/Fluids)
  • Fluid Power Systems
  • Trouble Shooting
  • Advanced Boiler Systems, Boiler Fittings, Boiler Operation and Principle Steam and Hot Water
  • Boiler Systems Boiler Water Treatment
  • Emergency Diesel Generator Operation and Maintenance
  • Pump and Valve Maintenance
  • Facility Energy Efficiency
  • Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer Theory
  • Air Compressor Operation and Maintenance, Pneumatic Circuitry
  • Facility Air Quality Control
  • Safety and Environmental Codes
  • Facility Maintenance Management Systems
  • Principles of heat and temperature measurement
  • States of Matter
  • Gas Laws - Boyle’s Law, Charles’ Law, Dalton’s Law, General Principles of Perfect gases
  • EPA Universal Certified for Safe Handling, Transportation, and Disposal of Refrigerants
  • Hydrocarbon Refrigerant, Hydrocarbon Refrigerant Oils
  • Refrigeration Systems, Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Systems
  • Ammonia (Refrigerant), Lithium Bromide (Absorbent)
  • Principles of Pressure and Pressure Measurement
  • Facility Building Heating and Cooling Systems Control Optimization
  • Facility Refrigeration Systems Operation and Maintenance
  • Advanced Refrigeration, ACR System Service
  • Refrigeration Cycle (Compression/Hydrocarbon Refrigerants)
  • Refrigeration System Components - Evaporators and Condensers, Heat Exchangers
  • Compressors (Electric Motor or Engine-Driven)
  • Reciprocating, Screw, Scroll, Rotary-Helical, Centrifugal
  • Metering Devices (Direct Expansion/Hydrocarbon Refrigerants)
  • Capillary Tube, Orifice, Expansion Valves (TXV, AXV, TAXV)
  • Hot Gas Bypass Valves, Condenser Pressure Regulating Valves
  • Air Conditioning Systems
  • Package Systems (Gas/Electric, Heat Pump, Oil/Electric, Etc.), Window Units, Portal Units (Thru-The-Wall), Rooftop Units (HVAC, Vav), Unitary Systems (Split Systems), Condensing Units, Air Handling or Fan Coil Units, Refrigerant Piping, Line Sizing, Installation
  • Heat Pump Systems
  • Air Source, Water Source, Ground Source, Supplemental or Cascade
  • Cooling Towers /Evaporative Coolers
  • Thermal Storage Systems
  • Refrigeration Systems (Commercial)
  • Coolers and Freezers (Walk-In, Reach-In, Display), Refrigerated Air Dryers and Ice Machines
  • Psychometrics, Temperature and Humidity Control Systems
  • Air Filtration and Duct Cleaning, Air Quality Measurement and Control
  • CO2, Co, O2, 0 & Contaminant Testing
  • HVAC Electrical Fundamentals, HVAC Electrical Components
  • Wiring Insulation and Sizing, Fuses, Breakers, Starters – Low Voltage (480 Volts Or Less), High Voltage (208 Through 4,800 Volts Or More), Automated Switchgear, Current Sensing Meters and Motor Control
  • Electromechanical Controls
  • Pneumatic Controls
  • DDC Controls for Building Automation
  • Computer Literacy
  • Electric Transformers
  • DC Power Supplies and Converters and UPS Systems
  • Variable Frequency Drives
  • Electric Motors (AC And DC)
  • Troubleshooting ACR Electrical Systems
  • Personal Protective Equipment, Lockout/Tagout Practices, Meter Categories, Test Procedures, Electrical Diagrams, Schematic (Ladder) Diagrams, Pictorial Diagrams, Installation Diagrams, Fundamentals of Electrical Trouble Shooting, Trouble Shooting Electrical Components
  • System Base Lining, Service Equipment and Practices, System Start-Up, Operational Checks
  • Preventive Maintenance and Mechanical Troubleshooting