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Colorado Operating Engineers License

Colorado Dept of Labor & Employment
Division of Oil & Public Safety, Pressure Vessel Section
2890 Kiowa Court
Grand Junction, CO 81506

No State Jurisdictional Boiler & Refrigeration Operator's License Law at this time.


Denver

Denver Community Planning and Development Services
Building Inspections Division
201 W. Colfax Ave, Dept. 205
Denver, CO 80202

Contractor Licensing 720-865-2770

The City of Denver has taken the operating engineers and made the licensing of empolyed operator to be treated as contractors for licensing. It is a bit strange and a few other Cities does this on the USA. What is even strangers is all Exams are Open Book!

Local residency is not required to apply for a contractor license. Also, licenses from other jurisdictions recognized.

The City of Denver has the following contractor licenses:

  1. Stationary Engineer
  2. Boiler Operator - Class A
  3. Boiler Operator - Class B
  4. Refrigeration Operator

Here is a breakdown of these contractor operator licenses:

Stationary Engineer

A stationary engineer can take charge of and operate all steam boilers and appurtenances hereto, steam pumps, steam turbines, steam engines and mechanical refrigeration systems.

To be a stationary engineer in the City of Denver you must have four-years in stationary engineering work consisting of a minimum of three-years operating high-pressure steam boilers producing over 10 hp and steam pressure over 15 p.s.i. or water heating boilers when the water temperature exceeds 250 degrees F in the system, and minimum of one-year operating refrigeration Equipment requiring an operator per Chapter 1, Denver Building Code.

Boiler Operator -Class A

A Boiler Operator -Class A can take charge of and operate all steam boilers and appurtenances, steam pumps, steam turbines and steam engines.

To be a Boiler Operator -Class A in the City of Denver you must have three-years in boiler operating work as a trainee or apprentice on equipment producing over 100 hp and steam pressure over 100 p.s.i. and water heating systems when the water temperature exceeds 250 degrees F in the system.

Boiler Operator Class B

A Boiler Operator -Class B can take charge of and operate all steam boilers and appurtenances, steam umps, steam turbines and steam engines containing a steam pressure between 15 and 100 p.s.i. and where the equipment produces a total of between 10 and 100 horsepower at Denver altitude.

To be a Boiler Operator -Class B in the City of Denver you must have three-years in boiler operating work as a trainee or apprentice on equipment producing a total of between 10 and 100 hp and steam pressure between 15 and 100 p.s.i. and water heating systems when the water temperature exceeds 250 degrees F in the system.

Refrigeration Operator

A Refrigeration Operator can take charge of and operate mechanical refrigeration systems

To be a Refrigeration Operator in the City of Denver you must have three-years in refrigeration operation work as a trainee or apprentice on refrigeration systems of all types.

Pueblo

Pueblo Regional Building Department
316 West 15th Street
Pueblo, CO 81003

Local residency is not required to apply for a license.
Licenses from other jurisdictions not recognized must take exam.
The City of Pueblo has 3 licensing levels:

  1. Pueblo Boiler Operator Class C
  2. Pueblo Operating Engineer Class B
  3. Pueblo Chief Engineer Class A
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Stationary High-Pressure Steam Engineer is an operating engineer that is licensed though competency by examinations for grades third through chief.  In the USA alone there are 100s of thousands of high pressure boilers alone in manufacturing or district heating, institutions, medical centers, public sector and with the vast majority in the private sector.

Chief Engineer of a stationary high-pressure steam plant has a leadership position and needs to command the steam plant operation economically and safety.

A 3rd Class Engineer in a stationary high-pressure steam engineer is a watch engineer.  This is also an entry level into Stationary High-Pressure Steam Engineering licensing too.  To be a candidate for a  3rd class is possible by going through an accredited learning program at a School or College or transition from LP Boiler Operator's license.  A more traditional path to 3rd Class stationary high-pressure engineers license is by experience.

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Gas Turbine Operating Engineers are in demand for gas fired peaking power plants.  Gas turbines or combustion turbines as they are also called as well as simple cycle.

These gas turbines can be brought on-line producing 100s of MW in minutes when a wind-farm looses its wind or a cloud shades a photovoltic region.  So, this is especially important with more and more usage of photovoltic and wind power generators that cannot power a manufacturing base of a country or a large population since they are dependent on weather and more importantly solar activities.  Therefore, being a gas turbine 3rd Class, 2nd Class or 1st Class Gas Turbine Engineer is important to off-set the loss of base load fossil fuel power stations to meet the demand of the electric power grids.

Gas turbines come is three difference or basic catagories:  Large frame combustion turbines, large aero-derivative gas turbines, and micro-turbines.  Areo-derivative gas turbines are uses as a rule for peaking power stations.

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