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  1. Good Evening, I'm looking for practice exams to go through for the mechanical PE hvac exam this October. If anyone has anything, I am willing to purchase it. Any help is greatly appreciated.
  2. Encadria Staffing Solutions places employees at Georgia-Pacific and many other Koch companies across the country. The Koch family of companies is built on principles of integrity and respect. We pride ourselves on doing the right thing... for you, for us, and for the companies we partner with. We provide opportunities for temporary,temporary-to-hire and full-time employment. If you are looking for your next career move, consider this- We are seeking an Engineering Manager for a large Engineering, Procurement and Construction project in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area. This is a new construction project for a full scale pilot plant and a once in a lifetime opportunity to be a part of a technology that can impact the way the world handles waste in the future. This video link explains more about what we are going to achieve once this new technology is implemented. https://youtu.be/TnESG-chtak- Juno™ Introduction Video These are a few of the responsibilities the manger will have during the project. This role is working with John Zink, a Koch Industries company.This is a temporary 6+ month project based out of Tulsa, OK with 20% travel to Juneau, Alaska. 1. Typical Responsibilities/A Day In The Life Could Include: Facilitate production of engineering packages and resolution of technical issues. Read, interpret and enforce customer specifications for all equipment deliverables. Work closely with all engineering disciplines (Civil, Structural, Mechanical and I&E) to ensure engineering work is per customer specification and sold scope of supply and provides appropriate information for construction. Drive on-time engineering deliverables from internal and external partners. Drive on-time approvals of engineering deliverables from our customer. Review and approve engineering deliverables, including drawing packages, from internal and external partners. Manage the RFI process with our customer; to/from our vendors. Ensure on-time ordering of equipment per the scheduled date(s). Manage outside engineering contracts. Monitor engineering progress and provide input to project controls for tracking. 2. Requirements/What You Will Need to Bring With You (need to be measurable/objective): Bachelor’s degree in Civil,Construction or Mechanical Engineering or related field. Minimum of 5 years of construction engineering or design experience on industrial, utility or petrochemical capital or upgrade projects. Direct field experience with construction engineering on industrial, utility or petrochemical capital or upgrade projects. Working knowledge of civil, structural mechanical and I&E disciplines and construction deliverables. 3. Preferred Qualifications/What Will Put You Ahead (need to be measurable/objective): 10 or more years of construction engineering or design experience on industrial, utility or petrochemical capital or upgrade projects. 4. Physical Requirements: Capable of working in outdoor weather and environmental conditions including heat and humidity, cold,and high elevations. Standing for extended periods of time up to 10 hours per day. 5. Requisition: Contract Position, 6 months+/- Tulsa based position 20% Travel Contact Kyle.Etheredge@gapac.com to apply! https://employers.indeed.com/j#jobs/view?id=45e8e9f7df70 www.encadria.com
  3. Hi everyone, For those who may ask for it, below the steps I went through to obtain the CA PE license. Discipline: Mechanical. 04/05/19 - Took NCEES 8 hour exam 05/14/19 - Received results notice from NCEES. Passed 8 hour. 05/20/19 - Mailed my application package for licensure via USPS priority mail (with a tracking number) 05/21/19 - CA BPELSG received my application package (tracked with tracking number) 05/29/19 - CA BPELSG cashed the check in my application package 07/29/19 - Received email from CA BPELSG, stating that my application package was technically approved 08/20/19 - Received email from CA BPELSG, stating that I was a California licensed Professional Mechanical Engineer 08/21/19 - Received mail with license number Overall the process went pretty fast once the application was submitted but putting all the paperwork and application package took a lot of time going through official school transcripts, notarization, recommendation sealed letters etc. Good luck to you all.
  4. Hello everyone, I meant to call this topic "the PE - an epic journey" but thought again about the title to give it more reach. I passed the Mech HVAC PE exam last April 2019 and here is how. The strategy I have followed is the one that has always worked for me so far for many exams but you will surely have other means to get to your goal. Given the fact that it gets challenging to exactly know what you will be tested on, and that it impacts a lot your surroundings such as your family, I prepared to maximize my chances to only take it once. It was sort of a go or no-go and I had decided that failure wouldn't be an option. Should I fail, I wouldn't have had any regrets since I was pushing it at the forefront of everything not leaving me in the doubt that I could have done better and better. All of this is about the MINDSET and what you are ready to sacrifice to make it your first priority. "I don't have time" wasn't applicable anymore. "I need to find the time" was the right approach. Given all of this, I have started studying for the April 2019 session beginning of December 2018 after procrastinating the whole November month. I am 35 year old, dad of a (by then) 2-month-old daughter (she is now 7-month-old), have a full-time job (50h/week) and my wife works full time as well. No family local support. Time to study: 5 months (~300/ 400h). That may sound overkill but that's what I put to get there. Averaged studying schedule: 2h each day of weekday and 10h per weekend with some exception when my job took over. I wanted to keep myself motivated so the reason was to NOT lose momentum! Some prep game pieces of advice to get started: 1- Kill the impostor syndrome taking you away from what you truly want. 2- You only know what you are capable of so don't let other sidetracking you from your goals. 3- Get surrounded by positive energy (people you like who support you). Make them understand what your journey is about to be like. Collateral damage will exist so better to let others know about it. 4- Make sure you can focus by chunks of time that are effective. 2h was for me the minimum to get into it fully. 5- Secure a zone where you can leave your mess behind and big enough to be able to open several books on the table. From Day 0 I didn't know what to look up for and what resources to study. After googling a few keywords it came obvious to buy the MERM (13th edition). I tabbed the pages I needed and used the reference appendixes like crazy. I cruised through various chapters and have established a roadmap. Instead of studying the MERM, I instead took a bottom-up approach diving straight away into practice pbs. I was learning by doing. Among those below is what I followed in order over 4/5 months straight: 0- The MERM - get a sense of what is in there. Tab the chapters and pages you need overtime and appendixes you will get back often especially the steam tables. 1- Mechanical PE Exam Prep (Youtube and Udemy videos, and few 1 on 1 calls) extremely useful to go over the fundamentals and practice problems. Use the MERM to refer to the equations. Did them all 3 times or until I had them 90% right - Some overlap with the SMS and NCEES practice pbs. 2- 6 Minutes Solutions (SMS): Very useful to go over the answers in details. Know them on your fingertips. Did them all 3 times or until I had them 90% right. 3- EngineeringProGuide: bought the study guide, practices exams, and reference practice exams problems. Did them all 3 times or until I had them 90% right. Great to know how to use the 4 ASHRAE handbooks. 4- NCEES practice exams (2011 and 2016). Did back and forth all the problems 3 times or until I had them 90% right. 5- MERM practice pbs (selected ones). Focus on those that require more attention such as fundamentals. 6- ASHRAE Handbooks (Fundamentals, HVAC and Systems and Equipment, Refrigeration, Applications). Very useful to know where the chapters and empirical equations are located. You will be tested on those! 7- ASHRAE 90.1 55.1 62.1 Standards. Know what the requirements are for each. 8- NFPA 90 A and 90B codes. Good to cruise over to figure what type of information is inside. 9- Your PERSONAL cheat sheet!: The most important of it all. Write down all the equations you need and store for the quick lookup. 10- Psychrometric Charts and MISC materials. Anything not listed up above that important enough to include. Important to have the Sea Level, 5000ft, low and high temp ones. I saved the last month to actually go over all the material up above in no specific order and prepare for the exam. Did some 8h sessions with a 1h break in between to put me in the real situation, under a TIME PRESSURE. Good to figure out how much your brain can absorb before you get sidetracked and miss focus. Went to the site a week prior to the exam, got to know where the room would be. Before test day, packed in a suitcase of the reference materials, some snacks, water bottles, wrist clock and most importantly: earplugs. Looked again at all the notes the last time and made sure the cheat sheet materials were in a three-ring binder. Rested for the rest of the day. On exam day, the AM session went fine but the PM one was a killer. The NCEES practice exam books are representative enough of what to expect but figured that they were a lot of problems requiring some lookup from the ASHRAE handbooks. Left the exam room in the unknown given the fact that I didn't know was the cutting score would be. I had read online one needs to score 70%. Overall I was confident enough to get close to this score but did some educated guess here and there. The hardest part was the wait before the release 39/40 days after! The major takeaway is that you should go there confident and under cold-blood. The more you can prepare for it, the better for your future. This is a short term pain for a long term gain. Had down times driven by emotions, lack of sleep and stress stacking up but was an indicator that I meant to make it happen. No one wants to live this twice or more with a family and busy schedule. Celebrate hard after you pass to release all the commitment you went through! You can do it! Best to you all and good luck with the exam! Olivier PS: - Pic 1, my 4months daughter checking that the maths are right - Pic 2, a souvenir. Glad I didn't start a collection.
  5. hello I'm selling my PE exam books I used for the Oct 2017 exam, mechanical / HVAC - Mechanical Engineering Reference Manual (Michael R. Lindeburg, 13th edition) - $190 - 6 minute solutions for mechanical PE exam HVAC and refrigeration problems (Keith E. Elder, 2nd edition) - $50 - NCEES PE mechanical engineering practice exam, HVAC and Refrigeration (purchased from NCEES for Oct 2017 exam) - $35 all in excellent condition (no notes, I might have one or two sticky note left in the manual, you can just take those off) shipping included US48 if buy all 3.
  6. State of the Art Novel InFlowTech 1Gearturbine RotaryTurbo 2Imploturbocompressor One CompressionStep View File Featured Project Development - State of the Art Novel InFlowTech: ·1-Gearturbine RotaryTurbo, ·2-Imploturbocompressor One CompressionStep: |/ *1; Gearturbine Project, Rotary Turbo, Have the similar basic system of the Aeolipile Heron Steam Turbine device from Alexandria 10-70 AD · With Retrodynamic = DextroRPM VS LevoInFlow + Ying Yang Way Power Type - Non Waste Looses · 8X/Y Thermodynamic CYCLE Way Steps. 4 Turbos, Higher efficient percent. No blade erosion by sand & very low heat target signature Pat:197187IMPI MX Dic1991 Atypical Motor Engine Type. |/ *2; Imploturbocompressor; Imploducted, One Moving Part System Excellence Design - The InFlow Interaction comes from Macro-Flow and goes to Micro-Flow by Imploducted Implossion - Only One Compression Step; Inflow, Compression and outflow at one simple circular dynamic motion / New Concept. To see a Imploturbocompressor animation, is possible on a simple way, just to check an Hurricane Satellite view, and is the same implo inflow way nature. Submitter retrodynamic Submitted 11/20/2018 Category Civil- Transportation Notes  
  7. Still celebrating my PE pass! I think the past few weeks have taken years off of my life...
  8. hello everyone can you guys please provide me with reference material for the installation, design, etc. of these topics: - Boilers/ pressure vessel systems - Condensate piping - Low temperature refrigeration - Piping for lift stations - Piping and installation of gasoline tanks - Gas, air, vacuum, oxygen, nitrous oxide, ink, and chemical line piping - Sheet Metal Ductwork - Direct digital control wiring (for mechanical systems)
  9. Having gotten the great news that I passed the PE Thermal Fluids exam this April, I am selling my books. I found that having studied HVAC even though I was taking Thermal saved me during the exam and consider all these books vital in my success. All the exam problems were worked out on separate engineering papers and all the books are mostly clear of any markings. I will cover the shipping via USPS. I am willing to sell the entire lot for $120.00. PE Mechanical - Thermal and Fluids Systems Practice Exam ISBN:978-1-59126-542-9 Condition: New Price: $50.00 PE Mechanical - HVAC and Refrigeration Practice Exam ISBN:978-1-59126-540-5 Condition: New Price: $50.00 Six-Minute Solutions for Mechanical PE Exam Thermal and Fluids System Problems Second Edition ISBN:978-1-59126-147-6 Condition: New Price: $50.00 PE Mechanical Thermal and Fluids Systems Practice Exam ISBN:978-1-59126-415-6 Condition: Like New Price: $60.00 2011 NCEES PE Thermal and Fluids System Questions and Solutions ISBN: 978-1-932613-61-2 Condition: Like New Price: $20.00 2001 NCEES PE Mechanical Sample Questions and Solutions ISBN: 1-932613-13-7 Condition: Like New Price: $50.00 - Very Useful and Rare to Find 2016 NCEES PE Thermal and Fluids System Questions and Solutions ISBN: 9781932613780 Condition: Like New Price: $10.00 (I have 2 on Hand) Thermal and Fluids System Reference Manual for the Mechanical PE Exam ISBN: 9781591265221 Condition: New Price: $80.00
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  11. Hello. After passing the FE and PE I'm offering a few books for sale. Books are in good/excellent conditions with few markings. Prices include Priority Mail shipping to the lower 48. Send me a PM if interested. PE Mechanical 1. Six Minute Solutions - 2nd Edition - HVAC & Refrigeration. $110 2. NCEES - PE Mechanical - HVAC & Refrigeration 2016. $25 3. Practice Problems for the ME PE Exam with solutions. 12th Edition. $25 FE Exam 1. 999 Nonquantitative Problems for FE Review. $20 (SOLD) 2. NCEES - FE Mechanical - 2010. $20 (SOLD) 3. 1001 Solved Engineering Fundamental Problems - 3rd Edition. $40 (SOLD)
  12. I've noticed most convective heat transfer coefficients are given to us in the problem statements, as well as several thermal conductivity values. I can't pinpoint a solid table in the MERM for Thermal Conductivity values per material. I'm wondering if anyone else has found a nice PDF online, or has other suggestions for quick reference.
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    I have purchased the Engproguides TFS practice exam in preparation for the April 2018 PE. Compared to the Lindberg practice exam, these questions seem much easier. Does anyone (taken the pe and seen the engproguides practice exam) have any insight?
  14. I have decided to place my cheat sheets (word document) on the below link as a free download. Please feel free to download the word documents and customize the documents to suit your needs. You can also upload your own version of your cheat sheet to the google drive in order to share with others. Good luck on the studying and please feel free to email if you have any questions on any other product or if you see an error on the cheat sheets. Link: http://engproguides.com/free-pe-cheat-sheets.html
  15. Here's many solved problems, with more added weekly-ish:https://www.sqrpgz.com/c/credentialing-FE
  16. I have three PPI Mechanical PE books for sale. I used these and the MERM to study and passed the PE on my first try. Prices include shipping to lower 48. Quick Reference for the Mechanical Engineering PE Exam - 2nd edition, release 10. I purchased this new, it is in mint condition. - SOLD Six-Minute Solutions for Mechanical PE Exam (HVAC and Refrigeration Problems) - 5th edition, release 4. I purchased this new, it is in mint condition. - SOLD Practice Problems for the Mechanical Engineering PE Exam - 13th edition, release 3. I purchased this used. It's in great condition, no torn pages or spills, etc. Only thing is there's some writing (in pencil) on the first couple of pages of Ch. 1. - SOLD ALL BOOKS ARE SOLD. Any questions or if you would like to see additional photos, just let me know. PayPal only, please. Thanks for looking.
  17. Hello folks, Congrads to those that passed.. Unfortunately I will need to take this exam yet again. I understand SMS and the practice exam like the back of my hand. Studied and didn't slack off, this is WHY I am feeling low and a bit concerned. I found that I spent way too much time looking through ALL 4 ASHRAE handbooks, and that was time consuming. There was lot's of field application problems regarding reference that I just don't know by heart. Can anyone please share some of your experiences? :-(
  18. Hello fellow engineers: I’m seeking some Mechanical PE materials (HVAC Depth) - books, videos, practice exams, etc. If you have any materials that you would like to sell, please drop me a line. Thanks!
  19. Hello EB friends, Today I learned the sad news that I did not pass the Mechanical PE (Machine Design & Materials) exam for the THIRD time. To be quite honest I am numb at the moment and not sure how to feel, part of me is happy that this could mean that I get my life back, no more studying, but the other part of me says that I’ve invested too much time and money on this to simply walk away. A little bit about me: · Graduated in 1996 and haven’t really used thermal, machine design, let alone HVAC engineering principles in my career since then. The closest I come to is materials so I chose MDD being that I felt the closest connection to it. · First time around (Fall ’16): Machine Design & Materials, took PPI’s refresher course and scored 38/80 (this is before the exam format change). I easily spent 300 hours studying but didn’t have time to do as many extra problems as I would’ve liked. Spent a lot of time remembering engineering principles and I feel this hurt my speed during the exam. · Second time around (Spring ’17): Machine Design & Materials, took PPI’s refresher course again (new instructor) taking advantage of their re-take policy (this was the first time after the exam format change). Again, I easily spent 300+ hours doing extra problems, had a study-buddy to help with the course load, and felt much better after taking the exam. My score was 46/80 so I failed again. Completely devastated… · Third time around (Fall ’17): Chose Machine Design & Materials again and changed my study plan by switching to Dr. Tom’s course (2nd time after the format change) and was very happy to see new material, new practice problems which I thought would give me more practice and help improve my speed during the exam. My score was 49/80, so still not enough to pass. Every time that I’ve taken the exam I’ve changed my study habits and although I’ve improved my scores, that little green box with the word PASS in it seems to elude me. Since my employer does not require me to have the license I’m seriously on the fence as to whether I should attempt this a FOURTH time. This is a personal goal and if I can say one thing about my past attempts is that I gave it 100% every time, modifying my study plans and materials in the hope of passing the exam. As far as references here are the books that I’ve used: MERM (Lindeburg), Machinery’s Handbook, Eng. Unit Conversions, 6-Min. solutions, both NCEES practice exams, PE Exam Review by T. Kennedy, Dr. Tom’s reference mat’l., Shigley’s (very little) So my questions for you fine folks are: · Should I attempt this a fourth time? · Is there a course you can recommend for someone in my situation? Or do I just need to practice more problems on my own? · I feel very comfortable with the material so not sure what is happening during the exam, should I change disciplines? Maybe Thermal? I feel NO connection to HVAC so def. not going to go that route. · I’ve averaged 300 hrs. of study time every time I’ve taken the exam, could it be possible that perhaps, just perhaps I’m over studying? Sorry for the long read but any advice you can provide would be much appreciated and THANKS IN ADVANCE for your guidance.
  20. After you receive your results, can you please take a few minutes to fill out a survey? This will help the future PE test takers get an idea on the references used, number of hours spent studying, cut score and which topics are difficult/easy. HVAC & Refrigeration October 2017 PE Survey Link: https://goo.gl/forms/lhQCu7Z5r6vyjWje2 Thermal & Fluids October 2017 PE Survey Link: https://goo.gl/forms/VrXYXjwsY5Ycpjv43 Machine Design & Materials October 2017 PE Survey Link: https://goo.gl/forms/gVXyLJ7RkJqzrcZB2 Power October 2017 PE Survey Link: https://goo.gl/forms/XseluKZn7dRvCtQi2
  21. Hello, I am trying to determine the settings on an old GE electromechanical relay. There are three settings, pickup, time dial, INST. The time dial and INST values seem fairly straight forward. The pickup values howver show a plate with screws (see attached picture). How are you to determine the settings? Is it based on the placement of screws or is there a plate behind the cover that needs to be seen? Thanks in advance for any help or advice.
  22. I am working on a project that will label the chains on a hoist. There are about 20 chains. What I envision is some sort of plastic or rubber sleeve with a clear cover that I can slide over the chain, and then slide a paper label inside with information about the chain and what it is aloud to lift. Has anyone come across any unique or efficient labeling ideas for chains? My main concern is I want something that won't get tangled up as some of the chains are close together.
  23. Hi everyone, This is my first post though I've been ransacking these forums for over a year now. A little background: I graduated with a BS degree in mechanical engineering in 2011. I never took the FE in school, it wasn't really encouraged for MEs. After graduation I got involved with the drinking water industry, primarily treatment plants and distribution system designs. My employer has really started to stress the fact that I should get my PE so I'll be eligible to move up in the ranks. That meant first taking the FE, which I studied my butt off for and by some miracle passed in May 2017 after being out of school for 6 years. My goal is to the PE exam in April 2018 but I am extremely undecided on which discipline to go for. I'm considering Mechanical: Thermal/Fluids or Civil: Water Resources & Environmental. Mechanical Pros: Looking at the NCEES specifications I'd say I feel fairly comfortable with about 50% of the material and at the very least recognize the other knowledge areas. Having just studied for the FE, topics like Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer, and Thermodynamics are relatively fresh. Mechanical Cons: Thermo/Fluids were HARD in school for me so I can imagine the PE Exam has the potential to be downright horrendous. For all I know I may have bombed these sections in the FE and just gotten by on math, statics, strengths, etc. I don't know anyone who has taken it in the past - no study materials available ($$$) Civil Pros: More relative to my current work Most of my coworkers/friends have taken this route - and offered to let me have/borrow their study resources/references Easier (???) subject matters than Thermo/Fluids CivilCons: 70% of the topics on the NCEES specifications are completely new to me - the only topics I recognize are structures, groundwater, water quality, hydraulics, and drinking water distribution and treatment. I've never had any courses/experience in hydrology, storm water, waste water, soils, construction management etc. I guess it comes down to whether I should choose the devil I know vs. the devil I don't. Has anyone else ever been torn making a choice between the two and if so what did you decide? Any other MEs choose to take the Civil PE and if so what was it like teaching yourself all those non-ME topics from scratch? For those that took the ME Thermal/Fluids exam, how did the level of difficulty compare to the questions on the FE (for those that remember way back then..)? If you made it this far, thanks for reading! Any advice much appreciated.
  24. I am designing a cart to transport and store some sensitive equipment. We want to mistake proof the ESD connection by making it connect automatically when the cart is in its correct location. I had the idea to use metal wheels and store the cart on a metal pad, but that would tear up the floor over time. I've been trying to figure out some sort of docking mechanism that would complete the connection by pushing the cart into it, possible with the two halves connecting to a support leg on the cart and the wall. Does anyone have any experience or ideas with this kind of project? Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
  25. I'm assuming others must have got this email but just in case someone might be interested below is what I received. NCEES is seeking licensed mechanical engineers to participate in a standard-setting study for the Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) Mechanical exam, which is used throughout the United States for licensing purposes. To qualify, volunteers must be licensed professional engineers practicing in the mechanical engineering discipline. The standard-setting study will take place May 19–20, 2017, in Clemson, South Carolina. Travel and lodging expenses will be paid by NCEES. Selected volunteers will review and rate the difficulty of items that will be included on the updated exam. The volunteers’ responses will help NCEES determine the passing score for the PE Mechanical exam. To volunteer, complete this short online questionnaire at ncees.org/PEstandards. Also, please share this message with P.E. colleagues who may be interested in volunteering. If you have any questions, contact NCEES Exam Development Engineer Don Colman, P.E., at 864-654-6824 or dcolman@ncees.org. NCEES appreciates your help with the important study.
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