Reference Materials

The following books are reference books that correspond to the level of studies noted. Students may find these books helpful in mastering exam concepts. These books are not a requirement, they are suggested reading only.

One of the most comprehensive and complete sets of books for Power Engineering candidates to study from is the Reed's Marine Engineering Series. It is recommended that Candidates start to compile this series from the beginning of their career in Power Engineering. However, by the time a Candidate begins to study for the Second Class examination, they should have access to all of these books. This series, though it does not cover all topics in the syllabi, is very useful.

Textbooks

Classes of Examination

Reed's Marine Engineering Series1st2nd3rd4th5th
Vol. 1 Mathematics
ISBN # 0-947-637-90-7
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Vol. 2 Applied Mathematics
ISBN # 0-901-281-55-7
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Vol. 3 Applied Heat
ISBN # 0-947-637-51-6
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Vol. 6 Basic Electrotechnology
ISBN # 0-900-335-96-3
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Vol. 7 Advanced Electrotechnology
ISBN # 0-901-281-65-4
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Vol. 8 General Engineering Knowledge
ISBN # 0-947-637-76-1
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Vol. 9 Steam Engineering Knowledge
ISBN # 0-900-335-58-0
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Vol. 10 Instrumentation and Control Systems
ISBN # 0-947-637-86-9
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Classes of Examination

Reference Books1st2nd3rd4th5th
Applied Engineering Mechanics First Canadian
Jensen, Chenoweth Snail & Stassen (Latest edition)
ISBN # 007-032-492-1
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Power Boilers by Bernstein and Yoder (Latest edition)
LCCCN # 9781590703458
XX   
Basic Engineering Thermodynamics
Rayner Joel (Latest edition)
ISBN #0-582-25629-1
XX   
Applied Thermodynamics for Engineering Technologists
T.D. Eastop (Latest edition)
ISBN #0-582-09193-4
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ASME Code Section II
Materials
(Latest edition) LCCCN # 56-3934
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Standard Handbook of Power Plant Engineering
Elliot, Chen, Swaneharp (Latest edition)
ISBN#0-07-019435-1
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Marks' Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers
(Latest edition) ISBN # 0-07-004997-1
XX   
Low Pressure Boilers - Frederick M. Steingress
(Latest edition) ISBN # 0-8269-4417-5
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High Pressure Boilers - Frederick M. Steingress (Latest edition) ISBN # 0-8269-4417-9  XXX
Steam - Babcock and Wilcox (Latest edition)
LCCCN # 92-074123
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Process/Industrial Instrumentation and Control Handbook - Considine
(Latest edition) ISBN # 0-07-012445-0
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Engineering Manual of Automatic Controls I-P Edition,
purchased through Honeywell offices
(register to view online version here: http://www.buildingcontrolworkbench.com)
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Introduction to Fundamentals of Chemistry - Zumdahl
ISBN # 0-395-95538-6
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Betz Handbook of Industrial Water Conditioning
LCCCN # 62-21097 (no longer in print)
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GE Power and Water Handbook of Industrial Water Conditioning
http://www.gewater.com/handbook/index.jsp (available online)
     
Nalco Water Handbook - Kenner (Latest edition)
ISBN # 0070458721 (available on line)
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Blueprint Reading & Technical Sketching for Industry - Thomas P Olivo
(Latest edition) ISBN # 0-8273-5077-5
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Metals and How to Weld Them - T.B. Jefferson, Gorham Woods (
(Latest edition) LCCCN # 54-2508
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Metallurgy Fundamentals - Goodheart/Wilcox (Latest edition)
ISBN # 9781590703458
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Metallurgy - B.J. Moniz
ISBN # 0-8269-3509-5
XX   
HVAC Heating, Ventilating and Air Condition - S. Don Swenson
(Latest edition) ISBN # 0-8269-0675-3
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Trane Air Conditioning Manual - The Trane Company
(Latest edition) (780) 454-4905
     
Steam Plant Operations - Lammers, Woodruff, and Lammers. , 8th Ed.
ISBN: 9780071501293
     
Power Plant Control - David Lindsley. Institution of Electrical Engineers
ISBN-10: 0852967659, ISBN-13: 978-0852967652
     
A Guide to Project Management Body Of Knowledge - Project Management Institute
ISBN-10: 1880410230, ISBN-13: 978-1880410233
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Introductory Applied Mechanics: Machines, Stress & Fluids – Stan Bailey
ISBN-13: 9781897461679
     
Introductory Applied Mechanics: Force & Motion– Stan Bailey
ISBN-13: 9781897461662
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Code Books

The following are the source codes for SOPEEC curriculum materials used from the Fifth Class level to the First Class level. The candidates must be aware that although there will be questions on all levels of examinations from the following codes, the difficulty and depth of questions will increase significantly as the candidate advances in levels. These Code books are quite expensive and some are revised on an annual basis. Therefore, we recommend to students that they use Codes books from their company library or from public libraries to assist with their studies. In most jurisdictions, it is the student's responsibility to bring code books into the examination.

Classes of Examination

Code Reference1st2nd3rd4th5th
CSA B-51 Boiler, Pressure Vessel & Pressure Piping Code
(Latest Edition) ISSN # 0317-5669
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CSA B-52 Mechanical Refrigeration Code (Latest Edition)
ISSN # 0317-5669
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PanGlobal ASME Academic Extract & Supplement (Latest edition)
ISBN # 978-1-897143-117 & ISBN # 978-1-897251-88-1
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ASME Codes Section I
Rules for Construction of Power Boilers
(Latest edition) LCCCN # 56-3934
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ASME Code Section II
Materials
(Latest edition) LCCCN # 56-3934
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ASME Code Section IV
Rules for Construction of Heating Boilers
(Latest edition) LCCCN # 56-3934
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ASME Code Section V
Nondestructive Examination
Latest edition) LCCCN # 56-3934
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ASME Code Section VI
Recommended Rules for the Care & Operation of Heating Boilers
(Latest edition) LCCCN # 56-3934
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ASME VII
Recommended Rules for the Care of Power Boilers
(Latest edition) LCCCN # 56-3934
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ASME VIII Div. 1
LCCCN # 56-3934
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ASME Code Section IX
Welding & Brazing Qualifications
(Latest edition) LCCCN # 56-3934
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ASME/ANSI Codes B31.1
Power Piping Code (Latest edition) LCCCN # 56-3934
ISBN # 0791830845
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ASME/ANSI Code B31.3
Process Piping Code (Latest edition) LCCCN # 56-3934
ISBN # 0791830403
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National Board Inspection Code(NBIC) ANSI/NB-23
(Latest edition) LCCCN # 52-44738
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Note: Students preparing for standardized power engineering examinations will find the "Periodicals" and "Special Reports" from engineering and power related magazines very beneficial for examination preparation and for current general engineering knowledge.