ASOPE Inc.

American Society of Power Engineers, Inc.

Establishing National
Standards for Power Engineers.

Reference Text Books for Various ASOPE™ License Classifactions and Grades

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I. Facility Operating Engineer (FOE)

Facility Operating Engineer 3rd Class

Low Pressure Boilers 3rd Edition, by Steingress (published by ATP)
Fluid Power System by ATP Chapters 10, 11, and 12

Facility Operating Engineer 2nd Class 

(All Previous FOE License Grade Text Books Plus the Following:)
High Pressure Boilers 5th Edition, by Steingress, Frost & Walker (published by ATP)
Boiler Operator’s Work Book 4th Edition, by Wilson (published by ATP)
Stationary Engineering 4th Edition, published by ATP
Electrical Principles and Practices 3rd Edition, Chapters 4, 8, 11, 12 and 18 plus corresponding work book, by Mazur/Zurlis (published by ATP)
HVAC, Chapters 1 thru 9 plus corresponding work book chapters, by S. Don Swenson (published by ATP)

Facility Operating Engineer 1st Class

(All Previous FOE License Grade Text Books Plus the Following:)
Industrial Maintenance, plus corresponding work book, by Denis Green & Jonathan Gosse (published by ATP)
Plumbers Handbook, by Massey (published by ATP)
Electrical Principles and Practices, work book Chapters 9, 10, 15, 16, 17 and 18 plus corresponding chapters Mazur/Zurlis (published by ATP)
HVAC 3rd Edition, Chapters 1 thru 16 plus corresponding work book chapters, by S. Don Swenson (published by ATP)
Stationary Engineering 4th Edition, by Steingress (published by ATP)

II. Power Plant Operating Engineer (PPOE)

Power Plant Operating Engineer 3rd Class

Low Pressure Boilers 3rd Edition, by Steingress & Walker (published by ATP)
High Pressure Boilers 5th Edition, by Steingress, Frost & Walker (published by ATP)
Boiler Operator’s Work Book 4th Edition, by Wilson (published by ATP)
Stationary Engineering 4th Edition, published by ATP
Industrial Maintenance, plus corresponding Work Book, by Denis Green & Jonathan Gosse (published by ATP)
Electrical Principle and Practices 3rd Edition, Chapters 1 thru 13 plus corresponding work book chapters, by Mazur/Zurlis (published by ATP)
HVAC 3rd Edition, Chapters 9 and 10 plus corresponding work book chapters, by S. Don Swenson (published by ATP)
Steam, by Babcock & Wilcox Company (published by McDermott Co) chapters 32, 33 34, 35 36 
Fluid Power System by ATP Chapters 10, 11, and 12

Power Plant Operating Engineer 2nd Class 

(All Previous PPOE License Grade Text Books Plus the Following:)
Stationary Engineering 4th Edition, by Steingress, Frost & Walker (published by ATP) 
Steam Plant Operation 9th Edition, by Woodruff (published by McGraw-Hill)
Electrical Principles and Practices 3rd Edition, Chapters 1 thru 18 plus corresponding work book chapters, by Mazur/Zurlis (published by ATP)
HVAC 3rd Edition, Chapters 1 thru 9 plus corresponding work book chapters, by S. Don Swenson (published by ATP)

Power Plant Operating Engineer 1st Class 

(All Previous PPOE License Grade Text Books Plus the Following:)
Industrial Mechanics, plus corresponding workbook, by Kemp (published by ATP)
E.P.A. High Capacity Fossil Fuel Plant Operator Course, US Government Electrical Principles and Practices 3rd Edition , Chapters 1 thru 21 plus corresponding work book chapters, by Mazur/Zurlis (published by ATP)
HVAC 3rd Edition, Chapters 1 thru 16 plus corresponding work book chapters, by S. Don Swenson (published by ATP)

Power Plant Operating Engineer Chief 

(All Previous PPOE and FOE License Grade Text Books Plus the Following:)
Plumbers Handbook, by Massey (published by ATP)
Electrical Principle and Practices 3rd Edition, plus work book, by Mazur/Zurlis (published by ATP)
HVAC 3rd Edition, plus work book, by S. Don Swenson (published by ATP)

III. Other

Locomotive , Vintage Engine, and Traction Engine 

American Locomotive, by John H White 
Power from Steam, by Richard Hills 
The Steam Locomotive, by Ralph P. Johnson 
Case Steam Engine, by J. I. Case Company (Reprint) (published by ASOPE)

ASOPE® Technical Instructor 

Instructors and Their Jobs, by W. R. Miller & M. F. Miller (published by ATP) 
Hints for the Highly Effective Instructor, by W. R. Miller & M. F. Miller (published by ATP)
Designing Training and Developing Systems, by William R. Tracey (published by ANACOM)

IV. Other Reference Books

Steam Plant Operations 9th Edition, by Everett Woodruff, Herbert B. Lammers & Thomas F. Lammers (published by McGraw-Hill)
Boiler Operators Work Book 4th Edition, by Wilson 
Steam, published by Babcock & Wilcox 
Technician Certification for Refrigerants, by Styles (published by ATP)

Combined Cycle Gas & Steam Turbine Power Plants, 3rd Edition by Rolf Kehlhofer, Bert Rukes, Frank Hannemann, and Franz Stemimann)