Steam Plant Operations & Maintenance Certification

Aug 29, 2017 - 8:30 am to Aug 31, 2017 - 4:00 pm

3-Day Prep Training Overview

The material covered over this three-day prep training provides you with the knowledge to prepare for and pass the Steam Engineer License Exam. This course series covers the different kinds, design and application of steam plant operations and applicable American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and state codes. This includes high-pressure steam boilers, safety valves, combustion control, instrumentation, feed water systems, condensate systems, fuel systems, super heaters, heat recovery systems, water treatment, water conditioning and pumps. The series also covers the design and safe operation of steam turbines driven by electric generators.

Exam Details

The exam is given only in Los Angeles at the Department of Building and Safety, and is awarded upon passing a written and oral exam. The license is recognized in the western United States and is a requirement for employment by many public and private organizations.


Paul Howland has over 40 years of experience in the maintenance, operation, supervision and management of facilities and physical plants. Beginning as a Boiler Technician in the US Navy he spent 7 years in the public sector as a stationary engineer and then 16 years in the private sector as a control systems engineer and project manager in HVAC and factory automation. He retired after 24 years with CSU Long Beach and UC Irvine as Executive Director of the Facilities Management Department with a duel appointment as a teacher for UC Irvine Extension in the Facilities Management Certificate Program. Paul is presently an independent consultant and Principal of Steam Plant Solutions LLC.

(8 am check-in, continental breakfast and lunch provided) 


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