FACM140 - Boiler Operations and Certifications

This course is an introduction to the basic principles of low and high-pressure steam boiler systems with emphasis on routine operation, maintenance, and emergency procedures. Upon successful completion of the coursework, students may test for certification as a Class V Boiler Operator/Fireman

Credits: 12

Distribution: Career Training

Offered: Winter, Summer


  1. Identify and select basic water treatment chemicals
  2. Understand basic operational procedures for boiler/fireman
  3. Identify and select boiler service/maintenance hand and power tools
  4. Identify and understand the basic boiler systems
  5. Perform basic boiler system maintenance and repair as allowed
  6. Read and understand basic steam principles for boiler operation
  7. Research and understand city of Tacoma ordinance requirements
  8. Research, read and understand basic ASME code and safety regulations
  9. Understand and follow safe and efficient boiler operation procedures
  10. Understand basic combustion controls and instruments
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