FACM144 - Advanced Boiler Operations

Students follow advanced boiler methods 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 IV Boiler Operator/Fireman

Credits: 5

Distribution: Career Training

Offered: Winter, Summer


  1. Clearly define and explain Tacoma boiler certification requirements
  2. Understand basic operational procedures for boiler/fireman
  3. Define and draw basic combustion systems
  4. Define and draw basic steam and water boiler systems
  5. Define boiler testing's requirements
  6. Identify and understand and draw the basic boiler safety systems
  7. Read, understand and explain basic Steam tables
  8. Research and explain applicable city of Tacoma ordinance
  9. Research basic ASME code and safety regulations
  10. Understand and explain safe and efficient boiler operation procedures