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 5th Edition and Study Guide, by Steingress (published by ATP)
Facility Operating Engineer 2nd Class 

(All Previous FOE License Grade Text Books Plus the Following:)

  • High Pressure Boilers 6th Edition, by Steingress, Frost & Walker (published by ATP)
  • Boiler Operator’s Workbook 4th Edition, by Wilson (published by ATP)
  • Stationary Engineering 4th Edition, published by ATP
  • Steam Plant Operation 10th Edition, by Woodruff and Lammers
  • Electrical Principles and Practices 3rd Edition, Chapters 4, 8, 11, 12 and 18 plus corresponding workbook, by Mazur/Zurlis (published by ATP)
Facility Operating Engineer 1st Class

(All Previous FOE License Grade Text Books Plus the Following:)

  • Industrial Maintenance, plus corresponding workbook, by Denis Green & Jonathan Gosse (published by ATP)
  • Electrical Principles and Practices and workbook by Mazur/Zurlis (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 Workbook 4th Edition, by Wilson (published by ATP)
  • Stationary Engineering 4th Edition, published by ATP
  • Industrial Maintenance, plus corresponding Workbook, by Denis Green & Jonathan Gosse (published by ATP)
  • Steam Plant Operation 10th Edition by Woodruff and Lammers (published by McGraw-Hill)
  • Electrical Principle and Practices 3rd Edition plus corresponding workbook, by Mazur/Zurlis (published by ATP)
  • Fluid Power System by ATP Chapters 10, 11, and 12
Power Plant Operating Engineer 2nd Class 

(All Previous PPOE License Grade Text Books)

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)
Power Plant Operating Engineer Chief 

(All Previous PPOE and FOE License Grade Text Books)

III. Other

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®)

IV. Other Reference Books

  • 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)