Product Update Releases

POWER ENGINEERING FOURTH CLASS TEXTBOOK – Edition 3

Power Engineering Fourth Class Textbook - Part A is currently in the process of being shipped to customers. This exciting new edition includes 12 unit-level books PLUS a complimentary copy of Preparatory Math Topics. Part B will be available for purchase October 23, 2017 for shipping in early November 2017.

Although the Fourth Class – Edition 3 Textbook Set (Part A & B) is available to order now, there will be two separate deliveries of printed materials. Part A will be shipped once the order is processed, however Part B will be shipped separately to the same address in early November 2017. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if there are any address changes prior to receiving Part B.

All orders submitted for the Power Engineering Fourth Class – Edition 3 textbooks will be shipped in the order received.

Note: Part A eBooks are already available for purchase or subscription at our eBook store (www.pgknowledge.com). Part B eBooks are expected to be available in October 2017.

eBRIDGE SUPPORT

To support our customers heading into the new school year, individuals who place an order for the “Fourth Class – Edition 3” print textbooks will receive free access to Part A eBooks for 15 days while waiting for textbook delivery. This offer applies only to orders placed through our online bookstore from August 28th to September 15th, 2017.

Online purchases are processed on weekdays, so please allow up to one additional business day to receive eBook access details via the same email used for the order.

ONLINE RESOURCES

The new Fourth Class – Edition 3 textbooks have been developed to reinforce a unit-based learning approach. Self-Assessments for learners will now be available in Unit and Comprehensive (Part A and Part B) formats to provide effective support. Additionally, the number of attempts available have been increased from 3 attempts to a total of 5 attempts per self-assessment!

POWER ENGINEERING FOURTH CLASS TEXTBOOK - Edition 3

Part A is completed and is currently in the printing, binding and packaging process. Although a bit later than we had hoped, this exciting new edition includes 12 unit-level booklets PLUS a complimentary copy of Preparatory Math Topics and will be shipped during the week of August 14 - 18, 2017. Shipments will be processed in the same order they were received.

Note: Part A eBooks are already available for purchase or subscription at our eBook store (www.pgknowledge.com).

 

ONLINE RESOURCES

Due to the release of the Power Engineering Fourth Class Textbook - Edition 3, please note that our Subject Matter Experts are currently reviewing the current Online Question Banks for accuracy and alignment, resulting in a slight delay on availability of all resources. Any users affected will receive extended access to allow a full term.

 

LINK FOR STUDENT TEXTBOOK PURCHASES

Check out our website at www.powerengineering.org for the College Program Textbook Options link to assist students with recommended products to purchase for each level of education.

Using the New Features of your Textbook

The Fourth Class Edition 3 has a number of new features, added to improve learn-ability and guide you to additional learning resources:

  • The Three-Hole Punched Unit Booklet Format allows students and instructors alike to organize their learning materials by content, according to the program delivery structure. Bring only what’s necessary to the classroom. No more lugging around content that isn’t needed immediately!
  • The Self-Test Boxes provide space to perform hand written calculations, within the context of the textbook examples. Compare the way you solved a problem with the textbook example, and check the numeric answer to see if you’re correct. Understanding a consistent way to solve a problem is just as valuable as getting the right answer.
  • The Notes Pages at the end of each Unit are there for your additional use, including note-taking, making rough sketches or performing calculations. This can be very convenient, especially if you forget to bring a note-pad to class!
  • The Knowledge Exercises are organized by Chapter at the end of each Unit. You’ll find questions on every Learning Objective. The exercises are on perforated tear-out sheets (to help you hand them in), and have room in the margin for hole punches (so you can keep them organized). These convenient classroom assignments provide you an opportunity to get feedback from your instructor. Your instructor will have the answers!
  • The Additional Work Space Pages at the end of each Unit’s Knowledge Exercises provide additional paper if you need more space to show your work. These perforated pages are easy to detach and hand in with your assignment or keep as a custom set of notes.
  • The Pull-out Glossary provides proper technical definitions not typically found in regular dictionaries. In the text, each Unit glossary term is highlighted bold, blue and underlined, so you know to look in the glossary. Do you want to compile your own technical glossary? Tear these sheets out, hole-punch them, and assemble them in your own way. As you proceed through your studies, refer back to these terms regularly to keep your knowledge and understanding fresh. Later as you are working, they will form the technical basis of your conversations on the job.

The 5th Class textbooks are being updated to Edition 3.2 which will be available Summer 2017. Changes to the 5th Class textbook include:

  • The learning materials will be printed in three perfect-bound textbooks (previously coil-bound)
  • Three new objectives introduced to Book 3 Chapter 9:
    1. Explain the application and operation of standpipes, hoses, and sprinklers in buildings
    2. Explain the various types of fire and smoke detectors
    3. Describe the operation, placement, and maintenance of the common types of portable extinguishers

The Pumps and Compressors unit is being introduced earlier in comparison to the Edition 2.5 textbooks. Learning material content for Compressors will now include all compressor theory. This change removes basic compression theory from the Refrigeration unit; however specific information relating to Refrigeration will remain in that unit.

The Pumps and Compressors unit can be found as Unit 2 in Part B of the new 4th Class Edition 3 textbook.

The Lubrication unit is being introduced earlier in comparison to the Edition 2.5 textbooks. Additional information has been added to incorporate Bearings into this unit.

In an effort to reflect these changes, the unit title has been updated with chapters titles also revised accordingly. The Lubrication and Bearings unit can be found as Unit 1 in Part B of the new 4th Class Edition 3 textbook.

The Fundamental Industrial Communication Skills unit has several new additions and changes including:

  • Plant Communications will now include incorporate Sketching and Administration
  • Sketching will place more emphasis on Line Tracings and Diagram Reading
  • Verbal and Radio Communications will replace the English composition portion

Written communications will include:

  • Proper log book use, entries and legal requirements
  • Email etiquette in an industrial setting
  • Use of standard operating procedure documents
  • Maintenance documents and procedures