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Fired Process Heater Operator

Syllabus for the Fired Process Heater Operator

This is a provincial certificate of competency issued by Alberta. It is a certificate of competency that certifies the operator to supervise thermal liquid heating systems or power plants that do not produce steam and use thermal liquid under pressure of a blanketing gas not exceeding 700 kPa or a water-glycol mixture with a minimum of 40% glycol of an unlimited kW capacity.

To qualify to take a Fired Process Heater Operator’s Certificate of Competency examination, a candidate must either

(a) have successfully completed a course in fired process heater operation satisfactory to the Administrator, or(b) hold a degree in mechanical engineering from a university satisfactory to the Administrator

PER Section 22.2(1)

A candidate is qualified to receive the Fired Process Heater Operator’s Certificate of Competency after having passed the Fired Process Heater Operator’s Certificate of Competency examination, and been employed for a period of

(i) 12 months assisting in the operation of

(a) a power plant that uses thermal liquid under pressure of a blanketing gas not exceeding 700 kPa,(b) a power plant that does not produce steam and that uses thermal liquid under pressure of a blanketing gas not exceeding 700 kPa or a water-glycol mixture with a minimum of 40% glycol, or(c) a thermal liquid heating system, or

(ii) 24 months assisting in the operation of a pressure plant that is satisfactory to the Administrator.

PER Section 22.2(4)

A person who holds a Fired Process Heater Operator’s Certificate of Competency may supervise

(a) a power plant that uses thermal liquid under pressure of a blanketing gas not exceeding 700 kPa between 20kW to unlimited kW,(b) a power plant that does not produce steam and that uses thermal liquid under pressure of a blanketing gas not exceeding 700 kPa or a water-glycol mixture with a minimum of 40% glycol between 20kW to unlimited kW, or(c) a thermal liquid heating system plant between 250 kW to unlimited kW

 

Examination Information

Exam Type: 100 multiple choice questions
Writing Time: 3.0 hours
Exam Materials: Safety Codes Act
Power Engineers Regulation
CSA B-51 Boiler and Pressure Piping Code
Passing Grade: 65%

To apply to write this examination the AB-66 form must be filled in as complete as possible and submitted to the authority with the fee required 21 days prior to the scheduled sitting.

All current and updated ABSA forms may be found on our website: ABSA Forms

The form and payment can be faxed, mailed, or dropped off in person to the address below. If mailed please ensure it’s received by our office 21 days prior to the scheduled sitting.

ABSA
9410-20 Ave.
Edmonton, AB T6N 0A4

Renewal of Certificate

A certificate of competency remains valid providing the yearly renewal fee is paid on or before the annual date of issuance.

Last modified: September 10, 2015