DIESEL POWER PLANT OPERATORS EXAMINATIONS
TITLE: Steam & Diesel Power Plant
AUTHOR: James Russell
LARGE FORMAT 8x11 PAGES: 116
The book for the stationary steam boiler
power plant operating engineer!
Pass your steam power plant licensing and
job entry examinations!
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DESCRIPTION OF BOOK
The book has over 1,400 test questions and answers with explanations to pass
steam boiler stationary, marine and locomotive engineer and fireman examinations. All
power plant equipment is covered including equipment start-up procedures. Steam boilers,
steam turbines, steam engines, reciprocating and centrifugal pumps, gear pumps, superheater, reheater, deareator, injectors, inspirators, safety and relief valves,
blow-down valves, closed heaters, water treatment, diesel engine operation, water columns,
gage glass replacement, cutting boilers on and off line, etc. Diesel engine operation is
covered as most power plants and all hospitals have emergency generator backup and
licensing is required to operate large propulsion and electric generating diesels. Every
conceivable subject is covered, and much, much more to list here.
"Best Selling Book Since 1981"
This book has been the best selling engineering book in the Los Angeles area
and nationwide since 1981 and was updated in the year 2000. It is
invaluable to pass licensing and civil service employment exams and has sold
worldwide from hospitals, refineries, power plants to military bases.
Power plant operator
examinations are all basically the same regardless of which state or country you live in.
There are only so many ways to start a high pressure power plant boiler or
steam turbine and
this book gives you the right answers to the questions. Even operations
questions as to what to do when specific enunciator alarms ring, low and high water,
overpressure and over-speed trips, sentry valves, etc. There's very little left that an
examiner could trip up the reader of this book. The success rate of passing exams is
extraordinary high. Just ask those who have passed the exams from reading this book!
"Many People Have Gained Wonderful Lifelong Careers
Using This Book"
Steam & Diesel book focuses strongly on safety operation
procedures, exactly the questions asked of you on oral and written licensing examination
and employment interviews! Many explanations are also given, as to why the answer is
correct to make learning even easier. Many who have failed these exams, after
reading Steam & Diesel Power Plant Operators Examinations has passed and
obtained high-paying jobs!
The book will help you pass low pressure boiler exam, but primarily focuses on
high pressure fireman, 500 horsepower, unlimited horsepower boiler engineer, unlimited
steam turbine endorsements and diesel operations engineer examinations. Including, state
and federal civil service exams. No other examinations book has the success rate
than this book!
Within 30-days of purchase you are not satisfied we will refund the
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"Power Plant Operators Are Always in Demand 1981"
Below is a diagram showing the steam and water
cycle and the major components of a typical power plant. The book
reveals test questions and answers, over 1,400 of them to help you pass
state or city fireman/engineer operator licensing, pre-employment and civil
Artwork by author James Russell
I wrote this book back in 1981 and revised it in 1995 and 1999. If you want to
know the acceptable answers to give to the boiler inspector at an exam, this is the book
for you. But first, you likely need to pass the written exam. Well, here it is... 1,400
test questions and answers to make it very easy for you to ace the exam. I've included
many explanations as to why the answer is correct. Absolutely no other test book
It is important to know why the answer is correct because those
questions are often asked in the oral examinations! Scores of readers have passed high
pressure boiler engineer, turbine and diesel engineer exams with this book on the
first try, even after
multiple failures taking the exams.
If you need a power plant
operators license, you need Steam & Diesel Power Plant Operators Examinations.
You can pass the exams!
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Many people do not
know that there are high-paying power plant related jobs in their community.
Some of the obvious are electric utility power stations and oil and gas
refineries. However, there are Federal, state, city and county
government jobs including veterans, hospitals, colleges, jails, prisons,
manufacturing facilities, large hotel/casinos, hydroelectric dams, etc.
"Jobs Are Expanding"
The power plant
operations field is expanding into solar power, hydrothermal, waste
management to energy, biomass, ocean and wind power. This means job
opportunities are expanding. And don't forget, maintenance engineers
are needed to repair the equipment, so that just more than doubled your job
"Power Plant Jobs are
If you do not have power plant operations experience
you will find that hospitals are often willing to train. They first
start you doing simple jobs such as adjusting room thermostats and light
maintenance calls throughout the hospital, then, later, you can ease yourself
into the power plant. Here you will learn how to operate the steam
boilers, air conditioning chillers, cooling towers and diesel powered
"I Have Used This
Technique to Get Hired With Great Success."
The shortcut to get hired?
Simply walk into a hospital and ask to speak with the Chief Engineer and
tell him you want to learn to become a Maintenance Engineer and progress to
a Power Plant Operating Engineer. Yes, you are bypassing the entire
employment hiring process. In this way, you are not competing with
other people answering an employee want ad in the newspapers. You don't
even have to fill out a job application.
If you don't get hired right away, check back each month or two with the
Chief Engineer and you may be pleasantly surprised you will be hired.
This procedure is simple, friendly and it works. The reason it
works is because nobody does this and when you arrive on the scene
asking for an opportunity, it just says, "This guy really wants to work here! I am not just looking for a job,
I want a career." If there are no job openings it is not unusual for
the Chief Engineer to get on the telephone, call a friend at another power
plant and recommend you for employment. If that happens, you can be
sure you just got hired!
"Best Selling Book Since 1981"
What if you can't get hired?
You can drop the bomb and ask for a volunteer position. It won't last
long for they usually hire you after about a week or two. For
insurance reasons it is better for them to hire you than to keep you on as a
vollunteer. It is rare for a person to offer to be a volunteer, but it
works to get hired especially if you are trying to get into the power plant
but you don't have any skills or training. Do this and you will be
creating your own job opportunity!
"The Pay and Benefits Power
Plant Operators Earn are Awesome!"
Another method that really works well... Let's
assume you find a place you really want to work at. Perhaps a college
or hospital. You do the same as above, but if there is no job opening
at this time, then you tell the Chief Engineer you would be willing to work
for free as a volunteer a day or two each week. This can motivate the
Chief Engineer to create a job opening for you right on the spot, with or
without pay. The point is, once your foot is in the door, you have the
next job. They do not even need to spend money on employment-related
newspaper ads or needing to interview dozens of people. They save
time, money, grief and they know what sort of employee they will be getting.
Add it all up and you have yourself a fine job.
Warning: If you simply wait to
answer an "employee wanted" ad in the newspaper you will waste your time.
You cannot compete with people who have prior experience. To break in,
you need to be creative. What I am telling you above I have done many
times and was hired within one to three days. I think I had to wait
one week once before getting hired! Never did I bother to fill out a
job application or perform an interview with the personnel office. A
friend of mine would not do it because he thought it was not conventional or
proper procedure, but once he became frustrated by not getting hired he
tried my method and on the second place he visited, on the very first day,
he was hired. Yes, it works!
"Get to Know the Employees if You Want to Be Hired."
familiar with job opportunities where you live, check out the Internet for
power plant jobs, locate the local trade unions and ask around. Visit
some power plants and talk with the operating engineers in the power plant
to get some advice. The military will train you if that is what you
want. They need power plant engineers in the Navy to run the boilers,
steam turbines and desalination equipment on all of their ships, even the
nuclear powered ships. Do what you can to meet employees so you can
get a friendship happening. They can help you get hired.
"Jobs Available in
Every City, County and State and Worldwide."
The power plant related jobs are out there. You
don't see many advertised in the newspaper because a lot of people want to
get in and those that are in don't often leave their jobs, but there is
turnover in the industry and you can get hired for being in the right place
at the right time, by making "cold call" visits. Don't forget to get a
business card and to leave your name and phone number too and keep in touch
with the boss who can hire you. Don't pester, just let him know you
are still interested about once a month.
electric utilities will not let you in without an appointment. Make one with
the Chief Engineer asking him if you can have a tour of the plant. Some
places can't even give private tours anymore, many still do. At least
try. If you organize a school class to visit the plant for a tour this
will open the doors. Utility jobs are the cream of the crop. They do train
people who have zero experience, but not many. The like to hire
merchant marine and Navy and Coast Guard power plant operators. You need to do a lot of knocking on these doors
to get in. It helps to get to know employees. Find out if they
are union and go to the union hall and hang around, learn the ropes and to
obtain helpful advice. If there is a restaurant near the plant this
can be a good place to meet employees.
you see a tall smoke stack, there is a steam boiler at its base. That
means there is an operating power plant fireman and engineer employed to take care of
that power plant equipment. Ask to see the Chief Engineer and see what
develops. Sometimes you can get free training being a volunteer so you
can then claim you have boiler room experience when applying for jobs.
Some areas of the
country require that you pass an exam to obtain a license to operate steam
boilers, but most cities and states do not. Most all will require you
to pass an oral or written exam and this is where our book becomes
invaluable to help you pass the exams.
Yes, there are schools
that teach, boiler operators, plant operations technicians or stationary engineering. The Merchant Marine industry also has
schools to operate ship propulsion systems.
|| And when you need help to pass
employment exams or licensing exams, remember my book, "Steam &
Diesel Power Plant Operators Examinations" will give you the
answers you need to succeed.
Helpful Links For You to
Energy Jobs Portal
Department of Labor
International Union of
Nuclear Street - Power Plant Jobs
Power Plant Employment
Power Jobs Direct
Power Plant Jobs
Renewable Energy Jobs
Steam Forum Online
Think Energy Jobs
CORRECTIONS - MISSING PARAGRAPH IN BOOK - DIESEL ENGINE ANSWERS BELOW
Page #104 Diesel Engine Answers
Question #240; Answer is (B), 241 (E), 242 (B), 243 (A), 244 (B), 245 (D),
246 (B), 247 (A), 248 (A), 249 (D), 250 (B), 251 (B), 252 (A), 253 (C), 254
(A), 255 (B), 256 (B), 257 (A), 258 (C), 259 (D), 260 (D), 261 (F), 262 (B).