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Stationary Engineer - Grade 1

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State Board of Stationary Engineers
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Baltimore, MD  21202
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Exam Type


Exam Content

Subject Areas # of
General Knowledge and Problem Solving 5
Basic Electricity 5
Boiler Types and Equipment 5
Burners and Fuel Train 10
Pumps and Valves 10
Sequential Operations 10
Inspections and Maintenance 10
Central Station and Chillers 5
Water Treatment 10
Emergency Operations 5
Auxiliary Equipment 5

Total number of test questions: 80
Time allowed (minutes): 120


Books NOT Allowed in the Exam

1. Boiler Operator's Guide, 4th Edition, Anthony L Kohan Buy at Amazon
2. Pump Handbook, 4th Edition, Igor Karassik, Joseph Messina, Paul Cooper, and Charles Heald Buy at Amazon
3. Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, 19th or 20th Edition, Althous, Turnquist, Bowditch, Bracciano Buy at Amazon
4. Lessons in Electric Circuits Volume 1 - DC (Chapters 1, 2, 3, 5 & 8), 5th Edition, Tony Kuphalt Web Page Link
5. Lessons in Electric Circuits Volume 2 - AC (Chapter 1), 5th Edition,Tony Kuphalt Web Page Link
6. Maryland Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety Act, Public Safety Title 12, Subtitle 9, MDDOL Web Page Link
7. Maryland Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety Regulations, Title 9, Subtitle 12, Chapter 1 of the Maryland Public Safety Regulations Web Page Link
8. Maryland Business Occupations and Professions Article, Title 6.5 (in the look up page choose article "Business Occupations and Professions. In "section" choose "6.5-101") Web Page Link
9. Maryland Code of Regulations (COMAR), Title 9, Subtitle 17 Web Page Link
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