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Philadelphia (PA)

(311) Engineer Grade-B
Refrigeration Engineer

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City of Philadelphia Business Services
1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA  19102
Phone:  (215) 686-8686
Exam Provider
International Code Council
900 Montclair Rd.
Birmingham, AL 35213
(888) 422-7233, ext. 5524
Exam Type
OPEN  BOOK
Exam Content
Subject Areas% of
Questions
Theory, Terminology, and General Requirements15
Compressors and Types of Systems10
Evaporators, Condensers, and Cooling Towers10
Piping Inspection and Field Testing10
Air Ducts and Insulation10
Electrical Controls20
Refrigerants10
Operation Procedures5
Maintenance and Repairs10
Total number of test questions:
60
Time allowed (hours):
3.0
Books Allowed in the Exam
1.
International Mechanical Code, 2018, ICC
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2.
International Fuel Gas Code, 2018, ICC
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3.
National Electrical Code (NFPA-70), 2017, NFPA
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4.
Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, 8th Edition, Althouse, Turnquist, Bracciano
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Additional Recommended Books
1.
Ferm‘s Fast Finder Index, 2017, IAEI
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2.
Tom Henry‘s Key Word Index, 2017, Tom Henry
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We highly recommend that you purchase one of the reference books above to study for your exam.  Each book is a comprehensive subject index to the NEC.  They provide an even faster way to look up answers in the code and are far more detailed than the index at the end of the code book.

3.
Ugly‘s Electrical References, 2017, George Hart (also obtained at most Lowe‘s Home Centers)
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The book above contains practical applications of the NEC such as Ohm‘s Law, series/parallel circuits, voltage drop, load calculations, motor phases, impediance, inductance and math formulas you are expected to know.  The "Basic Knowledge" covered in the exam is assumed and sometimes not listed as a subject. This book also covers subjects listed as "Calculations and Theory".

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