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(7-479) Electrical Controls, Instrumentation & Calibration

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Louisiana Licensing Board for Contractors
600 North Street
Baton Rouge, LA  70802
Phone:  (225) 765-2301
Exam Type
Exam Content
Content Outline% of
National Electrical Code62
Practical Wiring/Calculation20
Instrumentation Equipment10
Calibration Equipment8
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Time allowed (hours):
Scope of Work

Installation or fabrication of controls for electrical work including instrumentation, HVAC controls, "Smart house" controls, alarm panels, etc.  Also refers to the construction, maintenance or repair of electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic controls for industrial processes; includes the installation, maintenance, repairs; and calibration instrumentation and related electrical, electronic, of pneumatic and hydraulic controls and associated actuators, valves, conduits, thermocouples, thermostats, thermometers, and related computers.

Books Provided in the Exam
National Electrical Code (NFPA-70), 2008, NFPA
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Books NOT Allowed in the Exam
Instrumentation, 5th Edition, Kirk, Franklyn and Nicholas R. Rimboi, ATP
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Basic Instrumentation, 3rd Whalen, Bruce R.; Petroleum Extension Service, The University of Texas at Austin
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Industrial Instrumentation, 7th Edition, Sutko, Jerry Faulk, Delmar Publishers
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Direct Current Fundamentals, 8th Edition, Stephen Herman, Delmar Publishers
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American Electricians' Handbook, 17th Edition, 2021, Frederic Hartwell
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NOTE:  It is not necessary to read all of the books in order to pass the examination.  Rather, this list is intended to suggest what types of books might be useful in helping to acquire the basic knowledge needed to perform this type of work.

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