LESSON 1: NFPA 58 Storage and Handling of Liquefied Petroleum Gases 10 hours
LESSON 2: Basic Principles of a Propane Gas System 10 hours
LESSON 3-5: Gas Code Review for Exam 75 hours
LESSON 6: Business Related Costs 15 hours

TOTAL

 110 hours

 



 


LESSON 1: NFPA 58 Storage and Handling of Liquefied Petroleum Gases (10 hours)

  1. General Provisions
  2. Definitions
  3. Equipment and Appliances
    1. Containers
      1. Gauges
      2. Relief Valves
      3. Protection
      4. Underground
      5. Regulators
  4. Temporary Heat and Food Service

LESSON 2: Basic Principles of a Propane Gas System (10 hours)

  1. Sources and Characteristics of LP Gas
  2. Physical Properties of Propane
  3. Effects of Temperature and Pressure on Propane
  4. Odorants: Purpose, Characteristics, and Maintenance
  5. Combustion Characteristics of Propane
  6. Safe Working Practices and Protective Equipment
  7. Propane Industry Standards, Regulations, and Organizations
  8. Fire Prevention Rules and Procedures
  9. DOT/ICC Cylinders: Construction and Features

LESSON 3:

Thorough review of all sections of the Massachusetts Modifications to Sections of NFPA 54-2012 Edition

  1. All sections when completed will be followed by a multiple choice exam. The number of questions should be appropriate to the length of the section

 


LESSON 4:

Thorough review of Gas Piping Design, Sizing and Installation as referenced in NFPA 54-2012 Edition

  1. All sections when completed will be followed by a multiple choice exam. The number of questions should be appropriate to the length of the section

LESSON 5:

Thorough review of:

  1. Gas equipment Installations as referenced in NFPA 54-2012 Edition
  2. Gas Venting as referenced in NFPA 54-2012 Edition
  3. Large Gas Utilization Equipment 248 CMR 7.00
  4. All sections when completed will be followed by a multiple choice exam. The number of questions should be appropriate to the length of the section

LESSON 6:

  1. Forms of business
    1. Sole Proprietorship, Partnership, Corporation
      1. Required licenses
  1. Business Type
    1. Service, New Construction, Remodeling
    2. Franchise, New Independent Business, Takeover
  2. Start-Up Budget
    1. Legal and Professional Fees
    2. Occupancy
    3. Licenses and Permits
    4. Equipment
    5. Insurance
    6. Supplies
    7. Advertising
    8. Salaries and Wages
      1. Payroll Expenses
    9. Accounting
    10. Income
    11. Utilities
  3. Operating Budget
    1. Personnel
    2. Insurance
    3. Rent
    4. Depreciation
    5. Loan Payments
    6. Advertising
    7. Legal and Accounting
    8. Miscellaneous Expenses
    9. Supplies
    10. Salaries and Wages
      1. Payroll Expenses
    11. Utilities
    12. Taxes
    13. Repairs and Maintenance
  4. Write a Business Plan