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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. | Evaluated Learning Experience

1. Basic Burning (FMG-0112) 2. Boiler Tube Repair (FMG-0113)

Formerly 1. Basic Burning (PG-041) 2. Boiler Tube Repair (PG-043)

Course 1 and 2:  80 hours (combined).

Power Generation Services Training Center, 910 East 134th St., Bronx, NY (through December 1992); The Learning Center, 43-82 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City, NY (beginning January 1993).

Course 1 and 2,  Version 1: February 1987 - May 2013. Course 1 and 2, Version 2: June 2013 - July 2018. Course  1 and 2, Version 3: August 2018 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Course 1 and 2, Version 1: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: set up and test oxygen and acetylene cylinders and accessory equipment; perform basic cutting; cut freehand, guide and bevel; identify all safety regulations for cutting and welding; identify common causes and types of boiler tube failure; and perform tube repairs and tube rolling procedures. Course 1 and 2: Version 2 and Course 1 and 2: Version 3: Same as Version 1; in addition: demonstrate proper transporation and securement methods for oxygen and acetylene cylinders; demonstrate inspection requirements for oxygen and acetylene; state the normal pressure for oxygen and acetylene cylinders; describe the construction of oxygen and acetylene cylinders; identify the parts of oxygen and acetylene regulators; describe the function and operation of fusible plugs in acetylene cylinders and safety discs in oxygen cylinders; select the appropriate cutting tip for the application; demonstrate how to adjust oxygen and acetylene flows to obtain a neutral flame and the desired flame characteristics; describe the process for piercing a hole in a piece of plate and splitting a nut off a bolt without damaging the threads of the bolt; describe the PPE which must be used when cutting or welding; successfully pass the NYFD Certificate of Fitness Examinations for Fire Guard Torch Operations (F30) Torch Use of Flammable Gases (G-38); describe the features and causes of: metal tearing at support clip attachments, thermal cracks, pinhole leaks, and steam gouging; list the four common types of tube deformity; identify safety practices and requirements for: entering a boiler, scaffolding, oxy-acetylene burning and welding equipment, and Skyclimber; identify and mark the section of tube to be removed; prepare and install a slag trap and remove the failed area; mark and identify the section removed for failure analysis; cut and prepare replacement sections, including window sections; state which repair methods are allowable under Consolidated Edison guidelines; identify the proper method for removing a rolled tube from a drum; accurately calculate the required tube expansion for a replacement tube; and expand and flare a tube to the required dimensions. 


Course 1 and 2, Version 1, 2, and 3: Topics include: safe operation of oxy-acetylene equipment and accessories; flame cutting techniques; preparation of joints for welding; types of boilers; causes and types of tube failure; repair methods; and boiler tube expanding procedures.

Credit recommendation: 

Course 1 and 2, Version 1 and 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Industrial Technology, Welding Technology, or Marine Technology (5/89) (10/92 revalidation) (10/97 revalidation) (8/02 revalidation) (9/07 revalidation) (8/13 revalidation). Course 1 and 2: Version 3: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours (2 semester hours in Industrial Technology, Welding Technology, or Marine Technology, and 1 semester hour laboratory) (8/18 revalidation). NOTE: Course 1 and 2 must both be completed to receive full credit. For students who complete only Basic Burning (FMG-0112), the total credit recommendation is reduced to 2 semester hours.