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  1. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by lzenglish View Post
    Primarily is a Big Word when you talk Stationary Engineer, but if I had to put them in order, I would go with H.V.A.C as number 1. You will also need to know about High and Low pressure boilers, water treatment, ice machines, door hardware, emergency generators, sewage ejector pumps, domestic water systems, etc., etc. About the only thing I did not work on were the Elevators, which are usually contracted out. Do yourself a favor and join the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society "RSES", as they have a wealth of information. I'm an active member for 30 years now. Also, go pick up a few applications at the City, County, State, etc, and read the requirements. I Hope this Helps You!

    Wayne
    Thanks so much. Just curious, were you a chief engineer at an office property,school, hotel, etc? Or did you work as a central plant operator for a steam plant etc?

    As a high school student who is an aspiring building/stationary engineer I would love to hear more about your experiences.

    Thank you. Best

  2. #15
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    I'm in Rochester, NY and here there are both Stationary Engineer and Refrigeration Operator licenses which are required by the city based on plant horsepower or tonnage. Best book I know of for the steam side is Steam Plant Operation by Woodruff, Lammers and Lammers. For refrig/AC try Standard Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Questions and Answers. By Elonka and Minich.

  3. #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by MHall View Post
    Thanks so much. Just curious, were you a chief engineer at an office property,school, hotel, etc? Or did you work as a central plant operator for a steam plant etc?

    As a high school student who is an aspiring building/stationary engineer I would love to hear more about your experiences.

    Thank you. Best

    I worked for The City, the County, and the Feds. The buildings were a mix, but mostly Commercial Office Buildings, with a Central Plant to feed them. When I retired, I was a Senior, which is the same as a Chief. You do not need an Engineer Licence in CA, but you do of course need a Universal EPA Certification, as part of the Job Description.

    Wayne

  4. #17
    I'm a nyc dual lic operating engineer,steam and reffer .It is a good craft all season work in doors . If i can answer or help let me know

  5. #18
    where do you live?

  6. #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by MHall View Post
    I have read that some buildings maintain 24 hour shifts of building engineers at their property. Does anyone know what the reasoning behind this is? Where I live this does not occur. However it seems to be a fairly common staffing trend up north.
    There are alot of reason some places would do this; specially places like plants that preform oil refinery, hospitals, large data centers, 24-hour production companies like railroads, and utility plants.

    Quote Originally Posted by MHall View Post
    I have also heard that a building with a steam boiler must have an engineer on site 24/7. Does anyone know what the reasons for this are?

    Thanks for your input and advice.

    Best.
    When a steam pipe bust the pressure can be strong enough to cut through walls. Steam systems can be every bit as dangerous as nature gas systems.
    If you're too "open" minded, your brains will fall out.
    Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.

  7. #20
    in nyc if a boiler is running at or above 15lbs it is a high pressure boiler in nyc this needs a lic engineer to be with in sight and sound of it running at all times , this law comes from a telephone company explosion in the last century killing many people

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    p.s. or having more than 100 square feet of heating surface

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