City of Philadelphia Engineer - Grade D Overview:

The engineering grade D exam covers the operation, maintenance, repair, inspection, testing and overall of steam and hot water boilers, fuel supply and storage systems, and codes, laws and rules. It includes all associated mechanical, pneumatic and electrical control systems, pumps, water treatment, piping of steam and hot water systems and safety devices used to maintain and safely operate all the above equipment. It covers work on steam boilers operator pressures at or below 15 psi steam and driven by motors rated at any hp.  It does not cover work on residential buildings, federal government projects or for utility operations.

Students will be taking a 50 question test. You are allotted three hours of time and you are allowed to use reference books. A score of 70% is required to pass this past.

The Course:

The course consists of three, 2-hour training sessions at one of our locations.

The Program Covers: 

  • The application process

  • Boiler types accessories and fittings

  • Fuels, fuel piping, storage and firing methods

  • Boiler startup and operation

  • Boiler maintenance

  • Use of reference materials

  • And reference materials needed for testing