LESSON 1: NFPA 54 National Fuel Gas Code15 hours
LESSON 2: Massachusetts Modifications to Sections of NFPA 5415 hours
LESSON 3: General Provisions for Gas Work in Massachusetts2 hours
LESSON 4: Education and Experience Requirements for Licensure2 hours
LESSON 5: Propane Appliance Installations15 hours
LESSON 6: Basic Appliance Troubleshooting10 hours
LESSON 7: Gas Utilization in Large Equipment15 hours
LESSON 8: Liquid Piping and Vaporizers12 hours
LESSON 9: Code Review for Exam24 hours

TOTAL

110 hours


LESSON 1: NFPA 54 National Fuel Gas Code (15 hours)

a. Definitions

b. Piping Design, Materials and Components

1. Interconnections Between gas Piping Systems

2. Sizing of Piping Systems

3. Pressure Limitations

4. Materials and Joining Methods

5. Regulators

6. Shutoff Valves

c. Gas Piping Installations

1. Underground

2. Concealed Piping

3. Drips

4. Prohibited Devices

5. Electrical Bonding and Grounding

d. Inspections, Testing and Purging

e. Equipment Installations

1. Accessibility and Clearance

2. Air for Combustion and Ventilation

3. Roof Installations

f. Installation of Specific Equipment

1. Restrictions in Bedrooms and Bathrooms

2. Specific Appliance Installations

a) Locations

b) Confined Spaces

c) Clearances

d) Provisions for Make-Up Air

e) Prohibited Installations

g. Venting of Equipment

1. Connections to Venting Systems

2. Ventilating Hoods

3. Direct Vent Equipment

h. Equipment Draft Requirements

i. Mechanical Draft Systems

j. Types of Venting Systems

k. Types of Chimneys

l. Sizing Chimneys

m. Gas Vents

1. Single Wall

2. B-Vent

3. Manufactured

4. Applications

5. Terminations

6. Sizing

n. Condensing Drains

o. Vent Connectors

p. Draft Hoods and Controls


LESSON 2: Massachusetts Modifications to Sections of NFPA-54 (15 hours)

248 CMR 5:00

a. 5.02 Chapter 1

1. Points of Coverage on Natural and LP Gas Systems

2. Allowable Gas Pressures

3. Temporary Heat

4. Other Standards

b. 5.03 Chapter 5

1. Permits and Piping Plans

2. Diversity Factor

3. Labeling an Elevated Pressure Piping System

4. Prohibited Materials

5. Acceptable Materials and Joining Methods

6. 17 Massachusetts Modifications for CSST

7. Thread Compound Requirements

8. Gas Shutoff Devices

9. Consumer Owned Gas Pressure Boosters

c. 5.04 Chapter 6

1. Minimum Sizes

2. Protecting Concealed CSST

d. 5.05 Chapter 7

1. Testing and Inspections

2. Final testing and Inspections

e. 5.06 Chapter 8

1. Standard Requirements for Gas Equipment

2. Direct Vent Appliances

3. Installation Instructions

4. Connecting Gas Equipment

5. Equipment Shutoff Valves and Connections

f. 5.07 Chapter 9

1. Combustion Air for Gas Appliances

2. Decorative Appliances

3. Industrial Heaters

4. Food Service Equipment

5. Room Heaters

6. Un-vented Room Heaters

7. Stationary Gas Engines

8. Gas Fired Kilns

g. 5.08 Chapter 10

1. Inspection of Chimneys

h. 5.09 Chapter 11

1. Initial Start Up of Industrial Gas Equipment


LESSON 3: General Provisions for Gas Work in Massachusetts (2 hours)

248 CMR 3:00

a. 3.02 Definitions

b. 3.04 Product Design and Testing Standards

1. Product Approvals

2. Variances

3. Special Permission

4. Test Sites

c. 3.05 Permits and Inspections

1. Permits

2. Appeal Procedure

d. 3.06 Grounds for Imposing Disciplinary Sanctions

e. 3.07 Complaint Handling Process




LESSON 4: Education and Experience Requirements for Licensure (2 hours)

248 CMR 11:00

a. 11.02 (5) Qualifications to Sit for an Undiluted Liquefied Petroleum Gas Installer Examination

1. Undiluted Liquefied Petroleum Gas Installer After September 1, 2008

a) Experience and Education Requirements

b. 11.02 Qualifications to Sit for an Limited Undiluted Liquefied Petroleum Gas Installer Examination

1. Experience and Practical Examination

c. 11.03 Examinations

d. 11.04 Continuing Education


LESSON 5: Propane Appliance Installations (15 hours)

a. Proper Container Sizing and Adequate Vapor Supply for Appliances

b. Adequate Pipe and Regulator Sizing

c. Installing Piping and Tubing

1. Pressure Testing

d. Converting Appliances to Propane

e. High Altitude Installations

f. Gas Burner Components, Controls and Normal Operating Conditions

g. Identifying Burner Problems




LESSON 6: Basic Appliance Troubleshooting (10 hours)

a. Basic Troubleshooting Principles

b. Electrical Safety Circuits

c. Electronic Ignition Systems

d. Sequence of Operation

e. Draft Fans and Controls

f. Troubleshooting Techniques and Guidelines for Propane Equipment




LESSON 7: Gas Utilization in Large Equipment (15 hours)

248 CMR 7:00

a. 7.01 Scope and Purpose

b. 7.02 Definitions

c. 7.03 General Provisions

1. Special Permission

2. Combustion Air and Ventilation

3. Accessibility for Cleaning and Inspection

4. Venting

d. 7.04 Burner and Control Installations

1. Main Burners

2. Controls

3. Pilots

4. Pressure Ratings

5. Shutoff Valves and Regulators

6. Operating Sequencing

e. 7.05 Initial Start-up and Adjustments

1. Authorized Representative

2. Purging

3. Tests

4. Operator Instructions


LESSON 8: Liquid Piping and Vaporizers (12 hours)

a. Design Principles

b. Materials

c. Operation

d. Installing

e. Servicing




LESSON 9: Code Review for Exam (24 hours)